Leather dampens turntable vibrations without smearing the frequency response
Bought this mat to try to stop a build up of static which was causing me some issues. This solved the problem immediately. Really pleased with it, and of course being AS it was delivered extremely quickly.
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Excellent product.Very fast delivery.Keep up the good work Analogue seduction!
I bought this to replace the pretty much useless felt mat on my rega p6 it definitely works and worth the money. Fast dispatch many thanks.
I’ve compared this mat with (1) the stock felt mat supplied by Rega, (2) the Analogue Studio cork and rubber mat and (3) a considerably more expensive 3mm leather and cork mat borrowed from a friend. The first thing to say is that all 3 aftermarket mats are vastly preferable to the stock felt mat: all of them offer less background noise, a huge reduction in static pops, improved bass extension and greater coherence in complex (eg orchestral) music. The difference between the 3 aftermarket mats are far subtler. This however is my preferred mat for most recordings. The AS cork and rubber mat perhaps boasted better bass still and was perhaps more adept with detailed vocals; but this leather mat sounded more natural and well ordered on a wide variety of recordings: it also, frankly, looks more attractive on my red P3. The more expensive mat in my view demonstrated the law of diminishing returns: it would be very difficult to justify paying nearly twice as much for it. If you’re looking for a sensibly priced essential upgrade for your P3, look no further than this.
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good quality leather mat , gives better separation of instruments and a bit fuller sound. improves the rp10 sound for little money.
I wanted a replacement for the felt mat that came with my deck as I got fed up with it lifting as I removed the record.This is the same thickness as the original mat (2mm).It's weighty and isn't attracted. Just a shame it doesn't have that nice leather smell.
Does exactly as it says
I purchased this platter mat because I was frustrated with the static build up on my Linn LP12 with it's felt mat.It has solved that problem and looks good while it's doing it. So far I have not heard any difference in sound between the leather and the felt which is all right because I like the sound of the felt. Very nice product and your service was great!
My leather turntable mat arrived promptly and was packaged really well. It looks great sitting on top of the platter and helps delivery a great sound. The only thing stopping me giving this 5 stars is the spot of glue type substance that was stuck to it. Other than that much more impressive than the cork mats
Hi,Today I used my new Analogue Studio Leather Turntable Platter Mat for the first time.The reason it's taken so long for me to get to use this is that part of my Hi-Fi system has been out of service for a while.I thought you'd be interested on my views of this product.Overall, I'm very disappointed.I was expecting an improvement in LP record music reproduction, but, I'm sorry to say it's been the opposite.In summary I believe this product increases significantly the Mid Range frequencies of all recordings, resulting in quite an 'imbalance' in the overall frequency range.As the majority of frequencies used in music, both vocal and orchestral, fall into these 'mid range' frequencies band, this has quite a large effect on the overall result. Unfortunately a detrimental result.Because of the 'imbalanced' sound this product produces, at least in my case, I'm very disappointed, I'm unable to use the product, and I wouldn't recommend it to others.I hope this honest review helps,Chris, Sydney, Australia.
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Thank you for your review of this product Chris. Unfortunately it just looks like this was a mis match for you system, please do get in touch to arrange a return on this item, we will be happy to take it back off of you.
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