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Vinyl sound can be significantly improved, when unwanted resonances between record and platter can be reduced, while playback. Therefore surfaces of record and platter should connect tigthly. Standard record pucks, that use weight to achieve this, have 2 disadvantages:
1) The weight can induce higher levels of rumble, when used with lower cost turntables which have less massive main bearings
2) Instead of tightening the records surface to the platter, heavy weight record pucks can cause the opposite: Vinyl will get shaped like a bowl with no contact of the outer edges of the record to the platter.
Both will affect the sound negatively.
Clamp it is the real solution, an accessory with a clamp mechanism around the center spindle, that will not add weight, which would induce rumble. You can fine-adjust pressure according condition of your warped records. Fitting of Clamp it is easily done within seconds. This accessory will not only please your ears, its beautifully machined diamond-cut edges will also look extremely cool on any turntable!
I bought this on a whim. It's supposed to help with warped records, but it barely succeeds at that. One record I have is kind of bowed out, and so this does indeed flatten it. But if your record is warped near the edges, this won't do anything for that. Supposedly it also helps reduce resonance, but that's gotta be minimal as well. So, I like to throw this on when listening to old classics, just because it's fun to use. It looks really nice. The diamond pattern rotates and catches the light and it looks really classy. It's in the instructions, but be sure to loosen the knob, then push it inward to disengage the mechanism before you put it on your turntable for the first time (only needed to do that once). Then you push down a bit around the outside, and then re-tighten the knob onto the spindle. It seems to activate a simple mechanism inside that squeezes the turntable spindle. No threading is needed. It's short enough not to reach the inside of your turntable cover, too. Very lightweight item, too, so it won't put extra strain on your turntable motor.
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A small but stylish addition to my Pro-Ject Debut III S audiophile turntable purchased from A/S, easy to use and excellent quality.
A little pricey but helpful and it certainly looks the part!
nice clamp, is the first one that i have, esay to use, lack of instructions is a problem for a newby, xcellent aspect and manufacture
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Very nice Clamp, works great
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
The Po-Ject clamp looks and works perfectly. The light weight solid metal construction is a big plus.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Fantastic piece. Nice looking and does what it says. There is no need to add much pressure. Just drop the clamp and fix it to the spindle. The weight of the hand should be enough to fix the clamp and let it make its work.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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