Sound tuning through replacement of platter mat!
The kind of turntable mat that you use can have a big influence on how your turntable sounds. A good phono cartridge is sensitive to the interaction between a vinyl record and the surface of your turntable platter.
Pro-Ject's Leather-It leather turntable mat upgrades the sound quality of your turntable. The leather material damps resonance more effectively than felt. Leather also helps keep dust away and it has enough contact with the record to suppress static electricity.This is a very high-quality leather that Pro-Ject uses, with no defects, or nicks anywhere. It feels luxurious.
Common felt mats provide a smooth contact between record and platter, but they have the disadvantage of holding static electricity, which attracts dust that can end up on our record and causes audible clicks and pops when you play your music. Their damping ability is very limited, which can cause a problem with resonant metal platters.
Thick rubber turntable mats actually over-damp the record. They can have an excessive isolation effect, which leaves the static on the record, again leading to clicks and pops.
With the Pro-Ject Leather-It mat, dropping the needle into the lead-in groove reveals that the suede provides a quieter background for the recording to materialize from.Overall the sound is smoothed somewhat, and seems to possess a liquidity to the overall texture that it did not with the stock felt mat. Sound stage is widened, and deepened slightly.
Leather-it is compatible with all turntables. You will definitely hear the improvement with Leather-It!
• Alternative platter mats with special sound characteristcs
• Substitutes felt mats
• Damping of resonances from metal turntable platters
• Less noise
• Avoids static load
• Suitable for all turntables
• Perfect combined with Clamp it