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Pro-Ject Cork Platter Matt with less noise and compatibility for all turntables
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No Keychains, mugs, or clever bumper stickers here. Pro-Ject’s accessories are all designed to extract the best possible performance from our gear and take you entire setup to the next level. We supply you with everything you need to fine-tune your analog setup plus a few valuable upgrades to squeeze the most performance out of your current system until your next big purchase.
Turntable mats have been always a big discussion how they influence the sound. The interaction between the record and the surface can be tracked very easily by the super sensitivity of a good pick up cartridge.
Common felt mats give a smooth contact between record and platter but has the disadvantage with static. That means that felt matts often collect a lot of dust which can be then transferred to the record. Also, the damping ability is very limited which can be a problem with metal platters. Thick rubber mats overdamp the record and have an isolation effect which leaves the static on the record and hearable noise clicks are the result.
Leather and Cork are 2 different but very interesting options to upgrade the sound quality. Resonances Are damped more effectively than felt, they keep dust away and they have also enough contactivity to avoid static.
What is better depends on taste and the actual platter design. A very cost-effective way to improve the sound and have less noise by static and dust. You can hear a difference!
Alternative platter mats with special sound characteristics
Substitutes felt mats
Damping of resonances from metal turntable platters
Avoids static load
Suitable for all turntables
Perfect combined with Clamp it