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Offline LouisF

Platter mats
« on: November 18, 2017, 11:03:43 PM »
What exactly is the advantage of a cork platter mat for a TT? Does it prevent static build up? If so, is this proven"
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Re: Platter mats
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 12:42:43 AM »
Some explanation on mats here though focussed on the achromat.

General info:

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Re: Platter mats
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 08:33:43 AM »
It also looks nice!

I got a cork mat from e-Piphany in Bellville.  This replaced the soft felt mat on the Linn TT.  The first thing I noticed is that the mat is slightly smaller than the overall diameter of the LP.  This ensured that the LP was supported over the entire surface, and was not resting on the raised lip of the record.  With the felt mat being larger, soft and black, I could not see how the record was being supported

And since the cork mat is electrically neutral, it cannot add or remove any static
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