The New Mat 2
NEW - Mat 2 wins HiFi Review's "Best Buy of the Year" Award in the Accessories category!
After over 5 years of exclusively offering the award-winning Mat 1 record mat, we are pleased to announce the availability of our latest creation - the Mat 2. Also machined from pure carbon and finished by hand, the Mat 2 takes the benefits of the Mat 1 to another level. The Mat 2 increases both mass and rigidity compared with the Mat 1 while maintaining an acoustic impedance ideally suited to its purpose.
The Mat 2 is 5mm thick (compared with 3mm for the Mat 1) and will require a tonearm with adjustable VTA. Because of the increased weight compared with the Mat 1, we recommend the Mat 2 primarily to users of non-sprung turntable designs. The Mat 1 is 12oz (340g) and the Mat 2 is 1 pound 4.8oz (540g). The Mat 2's additional thickness allows us to show off our machining skills, and a perfectly formed 1/16" radius is machined into the top side of the Mat 2 for an elegant, finished appearance.
For more information on the manufacturing of our record mats, please visit the Mat 1 product page or watch a Mat 1 being made.
Here's what people are saying about the new Mat 2:
|"Focused" and "neutral" are the words I used to describe the sonic effect of the Mat 1, and the Mat 2 increases these to the point that it sounds distinctly better. It firms things up, anchoring musicians in the soundfield and sharpening their placement in relation to each other.... The Mat 2 doesn't skew tonality, warming up or cooling off the sound. It lets the glory of the vinyl speak for itself, and if you're listening to LPs that's exactly what you want....you'll want to try the Mat 2 without delay.|
|...Iíve given the Mat 1 a Tweak of the Year Award, and now Iím here to tell you there is a thicker version that out-performs it... I tried both on the VPI Scout with a JMW 9 Signature arm and while the Mat 1 was great, the Mat 2 really proved to be worth the extra money. If your arm has VTA adjustment, get the thick one and you will forget about a turntable upgrade until the economic crisis is long gone.|
Enjoy The Music
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