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Turntable Cork and Rubber Platter Mat
Turntable Cork and Rubber Platter Mat

Turntable Cork and Rubber Platter Mat

Cork and Rubber Platter pad
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BLISS™ Cork~n~Rubber Turntable Platter Mat

 By mixing the two materials of rubber and cork in a random fashion, any resonant frequencies are "broken up" by the geometry of the placement of the two materials and by having two materials that if they were each tried individually, might pass a resonating frequency back through the system as feedback.  Whether this feedback is in the audible range or not it can still cause playability issues through decreased stylus life and musical muddiness.

During the past 20 years the quality of record players and vinyl records have improved dramatically.  Acoustic feedback is one of the big problems when playing records. The cause is the sound that has just been produced by the speakers which comes back to the record player and cause it to vibrate. The problems is that there is a very slight time difference between the reproduced sound and the sound that is fed back onto the record player. This results in a big loss of detail and clarity and makes the sound muddy. So every effort has to be done to isolate the record player from its surroundings as well as to isolate the record from the platter.

In order to reduce acoustic feedback from the surroundings back to the record and the cartridge a lot of effort has gone into developing turntable mats that make the reproduced sound crystal clear with great separation and detail. This has been done by experimenting with various materials which absorb unwanted vibrations which were not present in the original recording. Now many people are trying to combine these different materials as a sandwich at the same time in order to reach better results. With this mat you can experiment yourself but at modest pricing to see which mat material may sound best in your particular space. 

5 Stars
Very Good Sounding Mat
This Tonar cork/rubber mat is a very good sounding mat by itself-tighter bass, more mid/upper focus etc. Always trying for a "bit more," so placed a deer hide mat (finished side up) on top of the cork/rubber one. The soundstage seemed to improve even more. Best platter mat "combo sandwich" on my system yet! Be sure to adjust you tables tonearm height to compensate for the thicker mat(s.)TurntableNeedles' price and super service is just the icing on the cake. Go for it.
Helpful?  5 of 5 Found Helpful
Reviewed by:  from Springfield, IL. on 11/2/2016
5 Stars
Excellent mat. Great tweak on a budget. Actually opens up my sound stage. Also looks good on my rig. Shipping and packaging was also great.
Helpful?  4 of 4 Found Helpful
Reviewed by:  from Canada. on 12/13/2017
5 Stars
Cork/Rubber Mat
This mat is pretty decent. It seems well made and should last as long as I want it to. It doesn't have a recess for the label but I don't think that's really needed. Would buy again. Turntableneedles.com's customer service is top notch. Thanks.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from CO. on 7/10/2022

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