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Origin Live Strata Platter Mat

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Strata Multi-Layer Platter Mat

The new universal “Strata Mat” from Origin Live is a multi-layer platter mat designed to dramatically improve the performance of all turntables.
  • Multi-layer composition
  • Suitable for nearly all turntables
  • Propriety, composite material
  • 5mm thickness


You may have a turntable with a good bearing, motor drive, plinth isolation and so on but the all important interface with the Vinyl record has never been optimised. The Strata Mat is designed to solve this issue.

The Problem

Having listened to many different platter mats, the Origin Live R & D department found that the problem with most is that they only work over a specific frequency range. Meaning that they do little to help absorb frequencies within other important ranges. It’s obvious that when you try different mat materials under your records, they contribute to the characteristics of the sound in very different ways. Some heighten detail at the expense of warmth and bass. Some produce a wonderfully impressive transparent sound but kick deep bass into the long grass. Others are the opposite, with great bass but a loss of clarity and a murky treble
The Solution

The only way to solve this issue is to use multiple materials arranged so they improve all aspects of sound quality such as detail retrieval, decay, mid-band transparency, separation, and deep dynamic bass. Producing a mat that betters other mats in every respect is not easy and has taken many years of patient and expensive research. However, the results have proven to be spectacular so we are now offering a new level of performance for all turntables which can accept a 5mm thick mat. Bear in mind that you will remove your existing mat; so for many decks with say a 2mm thick felt mat, the increase in record height is only 3mm.

How it works

As a rule, the parts of a turntable closest to the cartridge have a far more significant influence on performance than items further away (due to energy dissipation). To dissipate energy quickly and effectively near the cartridge demands fast energy transmission and absorption. But as discussed before, no single material can effectively dissipate the whole spectrum of vibration produced by your cartridge.

The multi-layer approach dissipates energy from the cartridge over a large area, then absorbs the different frequencies using various sub-layers of different materials specifically selected to handle particular frequency ranges. When this is carried out successfully there is a huge improvement in clarity and timing in your music. Smearing and artefacts in your replay are significantly reduced, allowing you to hear deep into the musical mix and hear hitherto unnoticed aspects of the music.

The perfect partner

The Strata can be used with almost any turntable. The only exceptions are Origin Live turntables that use the multi-layer platter as they will not benefit from using the Strata.
Money Back Guarantee

Don't forget! We are so confident in the performance of this product that it is covered by our 60 Day Home Trial with Money Back Guarantee. Buy the product and if you're not completely satisfied, you can return it within 2 months for a refund. For full details click here.

Customer Reviews
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reviewed by Ed Sherwood
08 Jun 2024
Yes, I recommend this product.
"Excellent Upgrade You Won'T Regret."
My previous platter was a Hexmat Eclipse and after reading some reviews, I bought the Strata. There's definitely a difference. The soundstage is more enveloping. More detail, better-defined bass, everything is improved upon.. Using the Strata with the Gravity One only improves things further. Expensive? Yes. Will I be returning it? No chance.