Acrylic Turntable Mat - 11.75" YellowLit Vinyl Record Acrylic Mat - Precision Machined Acrylic Turntable Platter Mat w/Record Label Recess - See-Through Record Mat for Standard 12" Turntable Platters
- Acrylic Turntable Mat for Optimal Soundstage & Clarity - Deemed by LP enthusiasts as one of the best options for turntable platters as the material is virtually the same as a vinyl record, this acrylic turntable record slipmat more effectively couples the record with the playing surface. The Hudson HiFi Acrylic Record Player Mat allows for better performance and sound quality
- A Stylish Vinyl Platter Upgrade - Our audiophile grade turntable clear platter mat is made from precision CNC'd acrylic material, and thoughtfully designed to serve as an appealing accessory to your sound system. All thanks to the reflective yellow edge of the turntable slipmat, every spin and every listening experience is even aesthetically satisfying
- Acrylic Record Slipmat Built for Better Sound - Do your record collection justice and upgrade to our acrylic record turntable mat. Unlike the traditional vinyl cork mat, leather turntable mat, or felt anti static slipmat, acrylic LP pads are far better at controlling resonance generated by the stylus scrubbing in the record groove, and thus providing excellent static and resonance control, a flat & even record contact, and overall better playback
- Designed in NY for Every LP Enthusiast - Made compliant with RIAA standards and housed in a secure scratch-resistant packaging, our acrylic vinyl slipmat is also designed with a label recess to ensure record stays flat during playback. While this can also be used as an anti skate test record, we also have vinyl cork mat, acrylic turntable mat, cork rubber turntable mat & Swiss leather platter mats, to satisfy your LP-loving heart's desires
- High Fidelity Audio Accessories for Elevated Listening Experience - Our products are the result of a close collaboration between musicians, engineers, producers, designers, and Hi-Fi enthusiasts. Our turntable platter mats and the rest of our offerings aim to share the passion for music NYC instilled in us to all fellow audiophiles worldwide.
I have an old Rotel RP1000 turntable from around 1968 I think. I took it to a shop to have it gone through, and then replaced the cartridge with an old new stock in the box Empire 400TC the repair shop had, and that cart really woke up the sound from the previous factory stock cart even with a new needle.
So I got to thinking what else can I do to the sound quality without spending a mint to do so since my turntable is not ultra high end stuff. I decided after much research to try a different mat, I had the original rubber mat, and an aftermarket cork mat, so I bought the Acrylic mat, what I found out was the background noise is where it really excels, it quiet down noticeably; but also the bass is more natural sounding because it's a bit tighter, and it has better detail, and better sound stage. It the sound difference between Acrylic and the others I have astonishing better? no, but it is enough to be noticeable, and in my case with my music it does sound better than the other two that I have. Not sure how Acrylic would stack up in sound quality with other types of music like jazz or classical, but I don't listen to those. I would venture to guess that due to the more silent background noise that Jazz, and maybe classical, should have a more lifelike presence to it, but that's just a guess.
The acrylic mat is perfectly flat, there is no wobble up and down whatsoever, I did read that temperature variations could make acrylic mats do that, I've had mine for about a year now and it has never done that, maybe cheaper ones on Amazon could do that, but the Hudson HiFi one is better quality, I didn't even bother considering some cheaper brand of acrylic mat due to warping issues I read about.
I know there is more expensive mats out there, but I'm perfectly happy with the Hudson HiFi Acrylic Mat, I know for the price it can't be beat. The only slight drawback to the acrylic mat is that trying to use a static brush on the record takes a very slight hand pressure or the record will slide on the mat. Thankfully when that happened the first time I tried using the static brush it didn't scratch the record. But the slipperiness is not worth deducting a star for.
The other thing I like about the acrylic mat is mine is an orange type of color, it gives off a slight orange glow on the edge, kind of cool looking!
I grabbed one of these for my son's Debut Carbon. He loves the look, which is quite cool. I love the damping, which my finger banging test says beats leather (I have a HHF leather mat - very nice, but now defeated) and cork. The LP and record are visually as one, that is to say really flat. It's fun to watch. With a silver SmallBen sitting on top, it's well..... sweet!
The only nit might be that the yellow often leans to orange or old gold, but not a biggie. Light is hard to control sometimes.😉
5 stars. More yet on a value basis.