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Denhamcla
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My mat is all sorts of not right.

So i recently got my first TT and the felt mat is came with is highsided on one end. So I need to find a new mat, but am not sure what material is best, and all that. So if you have any personal favorites let me know. Its for a Pro-ject Debut 3 fwiw. Thanks in advance guys!

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Re: My mat is all sorts of not right.

How much are you willing to spend on a mat? For a couple of bucks you can cut one out of cork or use stick-on cork dots and it will sound quite good against most comers. Not the "best" but quite good and you'll have some cash left for LP's.

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Do you mean the felt was not cut to an even thickness? I've never seen that before. If you can afford a graphite mat like Boston Audio Design's Mat 1 ($200), you'll be very happy with it and it won't attract dust like a felt mat does.-MF

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Re: My mat is all sorts of not right.

I never thought a mat could do that much until I got a Funk Firm Achromat- that thing is amazing! On an already excellent TT (the Well-Tempered Turntable) it kicked up performance a notch on all levels. Highly recommended and reasonable at about $100.

Achromat

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I never thought a mat could do that much until I got a Funk Firm Achromat- that thing is amazing! On an already excellent TT (the Well-Tempered Turntable) it kicked up performance a notch on all levels. Highly recommended and reasonable at about $100.

Achromat

Just read the 'bit' there, Doug. Makes some decent kind of sense-which is part of my argument about acrylic alone NOT being the bee's knees. Composite platters tend to work the best with regards to absorption and reflection.

I might try one out. Now...I have to brainstorm on how to get one cheap .... Once a cheapskate, always a cheapskate.

Of course, I JUST yesterday finalized a new design of 'footers' which I tried on my LP-12, it being a bit sensitive to such things. I'd send a set to Art, but he just Trebucheted his LP-12 out of the house.......

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I'd send a set to Art, but he just trebucheted his LP-12 out of the house.......


This thread is useless without a good video...

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No question that on most audio items that have a physical/mechanical component multi layering is the way to go. Trouble is, it's expensive to do it so it's not used as much as it could be...

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Art had two...he only got rid of one of his LP12s.

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I just want to see the trebuchet launch.

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