Considered a "necessity"... not just an accessory!!!
Manufacturer: Marigo Labs
A further evolution of the remarkable Marigo Audio Evolution CD platter mat, the Clear Transformation CD Mat delivers significant performance increases over their predecessors. The Clear Transformation CD Mat features an improved and proprietary coating for superior static draining and EMI isolation, for more linear high frequency extension and tighter, more controlled low end. Holographic imaging is more lifelike and "3D" feeling, with better low-level detail and ambient information retrieval.
Simply place the Clear Transformation CD Mat on top of an optical disc, in a transport drawer or top loading mechanism. A micro-thin metallic coating dissipates static build-up, while a proprietary composite material made of an embedded carbon nano-tube structure dramatically reduces the level of disc vibration. Subtle resonances which were previously impossible to effectively control will now be completely eliminated, 16-bit/44.1K recordings will resemble 24-bit/192K recordings - instrumental timbres, harmonic density, and minimal ambient information will demand your attention in ways you never thought possible.
The Marigo Audio Clear Transformation CD Mat for 5 inch optical discs, (CD/SACD/DVD/Blu-Ray) utilizes a revolutionary and proprietary gold surface on top of anti-static black coating and optically absorbent green. This synergistically creates a new level of performance for both audio and video digital replay. With the The Marigo Audio in a CD transport or a DVD/Blu-Ray player, you will see and hear a dramatic improvement. Inner detail, resolution and ambient information is enhanced tremendously in audio replay. The harmonic structure of instruments and human voice are revealed to be strikingly more lifelike.
Additionally in the top of the line Clear Transformation CD Mat**Unique hand laid-up polarizing filaments create tremendously rapid vibrational energy decay.**Micro-thin metallic coating dissipates static build-up.**Simply place the mat on top of an optical disc, **For maximum fidelity, a subtle but audible further sonic enhancement is achieved by simply orienting the Clear Transformation CD Mat in relation to the direction of the label on the disc being played.
In my equipment this mat makes an extraordinary difference. My CD transport cost £2,400 my dac currently retails at more than £4,000. Before the Marigo mat CDs sounded very immediate and precise through this equipment although, as always with CDs (I thought) lacking the warm, full sound associated with vinyl. With the Marigo mat CDs now have a lot more bass and top end and, remarkably, through the full spectrum, now possess an ambience and warmth that I have never before heard from digital media. Over the years I have spent a lot of money trying to improve CD reproduction, using all sorts of CD treatments (cleaning treatments, lathe, strobe and negative ion treatments). All of these have worked, most of them adding clarity to the sound (presumably because they help eradicate reading errors). This mat, however, takes things to another level. It improves the sound in a delightful way. CDs in my set up are now surprisingly close to vinyl and very musical. I would describe the improvement as a major breakthrough.
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
This is a very useful tool for improving the quality of CD sound, although it is expensive.
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I HAVE THE 3 MARIGO MATS MY LAST ONE WAS THE GOLD AND GREEN SIDE'S THIS ONE IS CLEAR AND VERY THIN IT SEEMS TO MAKE THEAUDIO SOUND A BIT SHARPER IN MY HI FI
I have found that the mat does make a considerable difference. The most important difference is in the higher frequencies that become more liquid and more natural to the ear. Soundstage is also improved with images better placed within the sound field. Very impressed with this product.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
I have the Signature 3D v2 mat, and bought the Evolution Ultima Signature mat since it was said to be better. And it is. Quite a bit. The sound is more analogue, more relaxed, and just more natural.
16 of 17 people found this review helpful.
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