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Herbie's Audio Lab's Way Excellent II
Analog Accessories by Herbie's Audio Lab
Our pricing for this product is the "MAP Pricing." This means that the prices shown here are the "minimum advertised prices" permitted by the manufacturer. Because these are already the lowest prices possible, the additional incentives usually available under "Frequent Flyer" program do not apply to this item.
Made from finely textured, open-cell silicone foam, this mat has unsurpassed vibration-absorbing characteristics and no resonant qualities to discolor the music. Records are thoroughly decoupled from unwanted platter vibration.
A black elastomer "donut" on top of the white full-size foam base reduces vinyl/stylus feedback and eliminates lateral slippage, while drawing static electricity away from the record. Unique qualities allow the vinyl to "give" slightly, microscopically, to stylus contact, allowing the record groove to be tracked smoothly and accurately. Completely non-tacky, records lift right off the mat, while the underlying foam sticks firmly to the platter (records can be lifted off while the platter is turning).
You've Got to Hear it!
Since its introduction in December, 2002, Herbie's Way Excellent Turntable Mat has been tested against almost every kind of turntable mat. With suspended-platter turntables like Linn LP-12 and AR, delicate tables like Regas, and others, Herbie's Way Excellent Turntable Mat has consistently proven superior. Herbie's mats clearly outperform stock felt or rubber mats, aftermarket cork-and-paper mats, Sorbothane, Non-Felt mats, and Spotmats. Compared to high-end mats costing several times more, Herbie's Way Excellent Turntable Mat competes within a "margin of personal preference" with virtually any kind of turntable, with preference sometimes varying from one turntable to another.
Now featuring a unique carbon microfiber-filled black elastomer "donut" on the same white foam base, Way Excellent II delivers even faster dynamic response and more finely-textured detail.
If you've been using a felt, cork, lead, paper, or rubber mat, you're in for a pleasant surprise and genuine upgrade.
Way Excellent II: Recommended for most turntables, and all turntables with adjustable VTA (for turntables without VTA adjustment, choose whichever mat is closest in thickness to your present mat). Overall mat thickness: 2mm, overall diameter: 11-9/16" (29.5cm), weight: 60 grams (2.1 oz.).