Marigo Labs Aida CD Mat
The Marigo Audio Aida CD-Mat replaces Marigo's earlier version, the Aida CD-Mat.
After a first listen we are very excited and like to congratulate Ron Hedrich to another wonderful improvement over the predecessor CD-Mats. This is, without a doubt, the best CD-mat Marigo has to offer yet.
The Aida Mat incorporates unique hand laid-up polarizing filaments creating tremendously rapid vibrational energy decay and a new optically clear coating which dissipates static build-up in real time– while the disc is spinning.
For maximum fidelity, a subtle but audible further sonic enhancement is achieved by orienting the Aida Mat in relation to the direction of the label on the recorded disc being played.
Yes that is unusual. Here are details on how this new aspect incorporated in the Aida Mat works:
The vibrational patterns on the top surface of the disc that build up during play are changed from a random to a polarized orientation by the effect of the linear geometry on the disc label. The additional sonic improvements from accurate orientation of the Mat is directly caused by the highly efficient vibrational energy conversion to heat by the internal filaments in the Mat crossing perpendicular to those micro-vibrational patterns set up on the disc. This concept and also the needed alignment procedure is a new experience. Marigo Audio created it. It is easy for all to test the efficacy of this process simply by listening to the Aida Mat aligned or not aligned, using any production recorded digital disc. Hear what truly minimizing disc vibration can do for the music. Additionally, the new Aida Mat is half the thickness of the considerably earlier generation 3-D Signature v2 Mat. Our new materials technology and additional design advancements offer significantly upgraded performance over the previous Evolution and Ultima Signature Mats.
The Aida Mat improvements are clearly audible.
The Aida Mat has improved bass articulation, slam and extension.
The Aida Mat has improved coherence, pace, rhythm and timing.
The Aida Mat has increased ambience and low level detail retrieval.
The Aida Mat has improved high frequency linearity.
The Aida Mat has more holographic imaging.
The Aida Mat is remarkably thin at only 20% the thickness of a CD, yet remains dimensionally stable, and flat within one thousandth of an inch.
The Aida Mat has improved proprietary coatings for superior static draining and EMI isolation.