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Super Black Hole CD Mat

Super Black Hole CD Mat

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With super-thin carbon fiber top and soft silicone on the bottom, the Super Black Hole improves the best features of the best CD mats and takes disc playback to a new plateau of high performance. By reducing micro-vibration in the CD spin during playback, laser-reading error is potentially reduced. (Error correction in audio CD discs is not perfect; it is algorithm-based "guessing," not binary like in data CDs). By damping the disc/clamp interface, micro-vibrations generated by spinning discs are hindered, keeping them from permeating throughout the player where capacitors, op-amps, micro-processors, and other sensitive parts can be adversely affected. In-house testing with original (discontinued) Black Hole CD Mat indicates much of the audible improvement is due to improved ambient soundwave phase relations.

Unlike conventional carbon-fiber CD mats that slide around on discs, The Super Black Hole stays put until you remove it. While the Millennium CD mat does a great job sonically, it sometimes lacks compared to the full-spectrum dynamics provided by the Super Black Hole. A firm, intimate contact works better than a disc just laying on top, plus the silicone layer adds superior vibration-absorbing ability. We discovered years ago that a smaller mat that simply addresses the clamping/disc interface and hub area of the CD provides superior results.

The Super Black Hole does not use adhesive, so it can be perpetually transferred from one disc to another–forever! The rigid carbon fiber layer keeps the mat flat and firm.

Herbie's hand-made Super Black Hole is compatible with most drawer-loading and top-loading CD, SACD, DVD, and Blu-ray players (not recommended for horizontal or vertical slot-loaders or computer drives).

2" diameter (50.8mm) by .025" (0.64mm) thick. Weight: 0.8 gram (0.03 oz.)

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4.8 Based on 35 Reviews
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RH
06/07/2021
Rudolf H.
Germany Germany
I recommend this product
Best CD Mat on the market

The Super Black Hole CD Mat is a fantastic tool to improve the sound. All Naim CD Player owners should have it. Really Great.

AS
04/20/2021
Anthony S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
super black hole cd mat

again ROBERT another great product my rega saturn started to skip its 15yrs old the super black hole cd mat stopped it on the spot took out even more vibration sounds even better thanks again A+.

GJ
03/28/2021
Greg J.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Herbie's CD mat a winner

On my system this mat makes CDs sound so much better. The soundstage unveiled with better detail, crisper mids and tighter deeper bass. Some CDs were more noticeable than others. No joke! This works to my amazement.

N
03/07/2021
Nick
United States United States
Robert stands with his products.

My Super Black hole (see my feedback below—2/2/21) suffered a career ending injury shortly after I started using it. A quick email to Robert and a free replacement was soon on its way—no questions asked! And this was during Texas' winter of winter's, days without power and water. Robert stood with his product and made me a very satisfied customer. Thank you sir! Service beyond all expectations!

R
03/05/2021
Raffaele
Italy Italy
Great little mat

It took more than one month to arrive in italy with the cheaper shipment but honestly i didn t expect an improvement like the one i heard with this little mat. I gave my 20 years old rotel cd player the last chance to stay in my stereo with this mat, already thinking of a new cd player to buy. After i used the black hole mat there was a realism , clarity and presence i ve never heard before on my cd, just what i m looking for when i listen to music, its presence in the room that feels like you could touch it when it s playing. My old rotel rcd951 will remain in the chain for longer. Thanks!!

N
02/02/2021
Nick
United States United States
It works, and it IS better than expected!

I've had mine for 2 days, and every disc sounds better with the Black Hole. Some improve a lot, some less so. The improvement is a heightened clarity—less smearing of individual notes, cleaner bass, and an overall boost of fine detail. It's like listening to a person talk without their COVID-19 mask on!

NS
01/09/2021
Neil S.
United States United States
Great to do business with!!

I have bought several things and have always been happy with the service.

RB
11/24/2020
Russell B.
United States United States
Awash in CD tuning mats

Hi! Picture all of these mats: Aurex, Marigo Ultimate Signature, your Super Black Hole. Here, my goal is clarity and naturalness in full orchestra recordings. The ONE making the largest stride towards that goal is the Super Black Hole (vibration mitigation), followed closely by the Aurex(light absorption). Together, their effect was synergistically, amazingly positive! So first the Super Black Hole topped by the ultra thin Aurex. Thanks.

JN
11/05/2020
Jonathan N.
Italy Italy
It really does wht it promises

now i can enjoy all my CD-HDCD-SACDs with a different and better perspective.

PB
10/15/2020
Pål B.
Norway Norway
Black Mat

Hi Thanks for calling back. The item hasn’t arrived yet. Do you have any tracking? Regards Pål

PT
10/12/2020
Paul T.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Super Black Hole CD mat

In my system (quite high end) the CD mat makes a significant improvement. Soundstage is increased, control and detail improved, especially in the bass and midrange. It’s difficult to articulate the full effect but it is like a layer of grunge has been removed. You don’t realise this until it’s gone! I’ve tried the mat across a reasonable number of discs and the vast majority show significant benefit, only one or two show minor improvement. On some discs, it’s a wow moment. The mat makes CD sound more natural and removes glare, I love it. As a tweak I was initially sceptical but trusted the reviews already on the site, they are not wrong. The Super Black Hole represents fantastic value for money and provides satisfying improvements for minimal cost. I’ve been in this hobby for 40 years so I know a genuine improvement when I hear one. Well done.

NW
09/25/2020
Ned W.
United States United States
Super Black Hole CD mat

This was the third successful product that I purchased from Herbies. This mat in my Oppo-205 makes a noticeable improvement- bigger soundstage, better imaging and cleaner sound. Transports can use all the help they can get and this mat does it cheaply. Thanks again Herbie's.

Customer Reviews
4.8 Based on 35 Reviews
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  • Reviews
  • Questions

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
RH
06/07/2021
Rudolf H.
Germany Germany
I recommend this product
Best CD Mat on the market

The Super Black Hole CD Mat is a fantastic tool to improve the sound. All Naim CD Player owners should have it. Really Great.

AS
04/20/2021
Anthony S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
super black hole cd mat

again ROBERT another great product my rega saturn started to skip its 15yrs old the super black hole cd mat stopped it on the spot took out even more vibration sounds even better thanks again A+.

GJ
03/28/2021
Greg J.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Herbie's CD mat a winner

On my system this mat makes CDs sound so much better. The soundstage unveiled with better detail, crisper mids and tighter deeper bass. Some CDs were more noticeable than others. No joke! This works to my amazement.

N
03/07/2021
Nick
United States United States
Robert stands with his products.

My Super Black hole (see my feedback below—2/2/21) suffered a career ending injury shortly after I started using it. A quick email to Robert and a free replacement was soon on its way—no questions asked! And this was during Texas' winter of winter's, days without power and water. Robert stood with his product and made me a very satisfied customer. Thank you sir! Service beyond all expectations!

R
03/05/2021
Raffaele
Italy Italy
Great little mat

It took more than one month to arrive in italy with the cheaper shipment but honestly i didn t expect an improvement like the one i heard with this little mat. I gave my 20 years old rotel cd player the last chance to stay in my stereo with this mat, already thinking of a new cd player to buy. After i used the black hole mat there was a realism , clarity and presence i ve never heard before on my cd, just what i m looking for when i listen to music, its presence in the room that feels like you could touch it when it s playing. My old rotel rcd951 will remain in the chain for longer. Thanks!!

N
02/02/2021
Nick
United States United States
It works, and it IS better than expected!

I've had mine for 2 days, and every disc sounds better with the Black Hole. Some improve a lot, some less so. The improvement is a heightened clarity—less smearing of individual notes, cleaner bass, and an overall boost of fine detail. It's like listening to a person talk without their COVID-19 mask on!

NS
01/09/2021
Neil S.
United States United States
Great to do business with!!

I have bought several things and have always been happy with the service.

RB
11/24/2020
Russell B.
United States United States
Awash in CD tuning mats

Hi! Picture all of these mats: Aurex, Marigo Ultimate Signature, your Super Black Hole. Here, my goal is clarity and naturalness in full orchestra recordings. The ONE making the largest stride towards that goal is the Super Black Hole (vibration mitigation), followed closely by the Aurex(light absorption). Together, their effect was synergistically, amazingly positive! So first the Super Black Hole topped by the ultra thin Aurex. Thanks.

JN
11/05/2020
Jonathan N.
Italy Italy
It really does wht it promises

now i can enjoy all my CD-HDCD-SACDs with a different and better perspective.

PB
10/15/2020
Pål B.
Norway Norway
Black Mat

Hi Thanks for calling back. The item hasn’t arrived yet. Do you have any tracking? Regards Pål

PT
10/12/2020
Paul T.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Super Black Hole CD mat

In my system (quite high end) the CD mat makes a significant improvement. Soundstage is increased, control and detail improved, especially in the bass and midrange. It’s difficult to articulate the full effect but it is like a layer of grunge has been removed. You don’t realise this until it’s gone! I’ve tried the mat across a reasonable number of discs and the vast majority show significant benefit, only one or two show minor improvement. On some discs, it’s a wow moment. The mat makes CD sound more natural and removes glare, I love it. As a tweak I was initially sceptical but trusted the reviews already on the site, they are not wrong. The Super Black Hole represents fantastic value for money and provides satisfying improvements for minimal cost. I’ve been in this hobby for 40 years so I know a genuine improvement when I hear one. Well done.

NW
09/25/2020
Ned W.
United States United States
Super Black Hole CD mat

This was the third successful product that I purchased from Herbies. This mat in my Oppo-205 makes a noticeable improvement- bigger soundstage, better imaging and cleaner sound. Transports can use all the help they can get and this mat does it cheaply. Thanks again Herbie's.