Turntable mat upgrades provide a significant improvement to your records sound quality. Absorbing vibrational energy allows your stylus to make better contact with the grooves on your records. The delicate interface between diamond tip and groove is critical: Hudson Hi-Fi’s Acrylic Mat provides a neutral ‘see-through’ sound quality with improved dynamics. The mat provide a fresh modern look, improved mid-range, tighter bass response and a less splashy sound. Suitable for all turntables with a 12″ platter. The rigid mat is 3mm (~1/8″) thick, so there is minimal adjustment to vertical tracking angle. The playing surface is exceptionally smooth and the label recess enables perfect record support. The flip side is as smooth as the top face, and is brilliant for setting arm bias (anti-skate force). You simply place the stylus on it and adjust until the arm sits in the same place and does not move toward the centre or the edge. This will not damage the stylus and is arguably the most accurate way of setting the bias on your tonearm. Proudly designed and developed in New York by Hudson Hi-Fi.