Arthur Khoubesserian designed this platter mat back in 1979 , which was later marketed as Achromat in 2005. Over the years it has been upgraded and has shed some weight for greater compatibility. It can actually be associated with turntables, rigid and suspended models alike, and any type of platter (glass, MDF, aluminium, composite, etc.). It is an advantageous alternative to the vintage felt, rubber and cork mats.
The diamond tracks the groove and hits the surface, generating a significant shock wave. It was transferred to the stylus and created colouring and confusion in the signal. The structure of the Achromat absorbs vibration and eliminates it in calorie form.
Playback immediately delivers the finest details of the music. The bass is dramatically improved in terms of articulation and dynamics. It is also a lot clearer and more subtle. Hence, the mid range seems more precise and clearer.
It comes in two sizes, according to your turntable and tonearm (VTA).
The tests were carried out with the 3 mm model, but we would recommend using the more efficient 5 mm model if you can. For tonearms that do not have an adjustable VTA like Rega's, we recommend the 3 mm model, unless you use a 2mm spacer with the tonearm.
It works wonders with LINN LP12, REGA, VPI, and other models!
Couldn't recommend it enough! Franck
Platter mat: Very lightweight composite.
Diameter: 30 cm.
Thickness: 3 or 5 mm