Origin Live Platter Mat
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Improving the mat on your turntable is probably the best low cost - high value upgrade you can make. In our opinion it improves transparency, dynamics and bass depth. At only 1mm thick the Origin Live Platter Mat is easy to install without causing problems. The diameter is 296mm to fit inside the lip of decks such as the LP12.
Finding a mat that works universally well on all turntables is almost like the quest for the Holy Grail. In over 22 years Origin Live have experimented with countless platter mats varying from felt, fiberglass, air gap, various foams, cork, graphite, carbon fibre, acrylic, PVC, MDF, aluminium, rubber, silicon and steel laminates etc. This is to name but a few. Many of these mats yield significant improvements to some areas but have drawbacks in others.
A mat that works well on acrylic platters is almost unheard of but this one really does the trick! It also interfaces well with metal, glass and composite platters.
The Origin Live upgrade mat is only 1 mm thick, and is well within the ability of most tonearm height adjusters. The material mix is a trade secret!
We've tested the mat on a number of turntables including the LP12, Project decks, SOTA and Garrard with nothing but positive results.