Pro-Ject PJ07682410 CORK IT Sound Tuning Turntable Mat
Pro-Ject PJ07682410 CORK IT, turntable mats have been always a big discussion how they influence the sound. The interaction between the record and the surface can track very easily by the supersensitivity of a good pick up cartridge. Common felt mats give a smooth contact between record and platter but has the disadvantage with static. That means that feltmats often collect a lot of dust which can transfer to the record. Also the damping ability is very limiting which can be a problem with metal platters. Thick rubbermats overdamp the record and have an isolation effect which leaves the static on the record and hearable noise clicks are the result.
Leather and Cork are 2 different but very interesting options to upgrade the sound quality. Resonances absorb more effectively than felt, they keep dust away and they have also enough contactivity to avoid static. What is better depends on taste and the actual platter design. A very cost-effective way to improve the sound and also have less noise by static and dust. You can hear a difference with the Pro-Ject PJ07682410 CORK IT!
Pro-Ject Audio Systems was originated by Heinz Lichtenegger 1990 in Vienna. With the idea that analogue playback is the most cost effective way to listen to music of audiophile quality. Inspired by the concept of supporting analogue in the face of the digital onslaught, Pro-Ject Audio Systems became one of the most powerful driving forces in reinventing analogue turntables for the hi-fi market. Today, Pro-Ject Audio Systems is the world leader in the manufacture of quality hi-fi turntables. As turntables are once again a must-have for every concerned music lover. Pro-Ject Audio Systems’ products are exported to almost 80 countries worldwide and is the recipient of nearly every award in the audio industry.