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Leather is a very effective material for damping vibrations caused by the stylus in your cartridge tracing the record groove, without smearing the frequency response.
I clean my vinyl using the Spin Clean washer, but was still get dust on my stylus prompting me to try a different mat than the felt supplied with my Rega RP6. Been using this for a couple of weeks now And dust has significantly reduced. If I am honest, I canít really say the sound has changed much, itís certainly not gone backwards but this mat and using the anti static cloth has definitely reduced the dust, which means my cartridge/stylus needs less cleaning. Happy with the purchase
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This is a simple item but the quality is good and the appearance is trick. Thoroughly recommended.
Iíve tried all sorts of mats on my Rega RP8. The felt mat supplied with the turntable just doesnít do well enough...it collects static and dust and apart from a cushion, seems pretty useless. Iíve tried rubber, cork and cork/rubber mixes without great success. Then I made a trial leather mat out of leather shiny one side, suede the other. That made a noticeable improvement to sound and performance all round, but the shiny side slipped and did get a bit of static. So I tried another option, suede finish bothe sides and that worked great with noticeably more clarity but warmth to the sound (Naim can be a bit harsh at times and t helped with that). So I went ahead and bought one of these red mats. Itís great for all the reasons listed. Perimeter fit is fine. My only criticisms are that the hole in th centre is slightly larger than the Rega spindle...about 0.5mm all round ie 1mm in total. That means the mat isnít held totally central, which I find irritating. I solved the by cutting some red insulation tape into a narrow strip 3mm wide and carefully winding it around the bottom of the spindle. That worked a treat, solved the problem and is totally invisible.The other criticism is that initially the mat sheds some red bits of fluffy leather. A few vacuums and the proble will be gone but itís irritating nonetheless. But Iím not reducing the 5* rating because the mat is good...it performs well in terms of sound quality and static and looks good too. Itís not a stupid price either so as the two criticisms are easily solved, 5* it is! Iíd be happy to recommend.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
This red suede mat was instantly better than the original felt mat on the RP3, no static, better grip and looks pretty smart.Well worth it!
I didn't want to spend a fortune so thought I'd try this suede one. It's great - I had become used to the mat sticking to the record every time i lifted it off, but there is no static or little hairy bits. I think the bass is a bit better too.
excellent quality suede leather on both sides really soft to highly recommended and zero static with this mat which is a bonus from my old cork mat.
This is a quality item. It arrived well packaged and the lovely red looks great on my gloss black turntable. It replaces the cheap felt mat that come with the turntable which generated an awful lot of static. This mat generates zero static as far as I can tell and has firmed up the bass and made it more tuneful. If you have a felt mat, ditch it and get this.
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