Firm elastomer "donut" is a great record/platter interface for Raven AC, Verdier Platine, and other turntables that typically do not use a platter mat. Standard .81mm-thick mat has sufficient body/weight that it stays in position on the platter and records lift right off. Herbie's Donut is also handy to use instead of awkward-to-use shims and to avoid adjusting VTA between records: just place on top of your present mat when you need a height boost for thin records, take it off for use with thick records.
- Outside diameter: 280mm (11") Inside diameter 108mm (4.25")
- Thickness: .81mm (.032") or optional .5mm
- Optional spindle washer allows use of record clamp.
I bought this to go on the non-vacuum plater of a Sota Saphire. The results are great: a significant reduction in surface noise over the bonded aluminum/acrylic playing surface of the stock platter. Well played!
I have had a Herbie's mat on my VPI Scout for years and it works great. I just bought a Donut Mat for a 1980s B&O turntable that I put back into service in our living room and it is just what I needed. It dampens the platter and raises the record up just enough so it doesn't scrape on the plinth.
- choosing a selection results in a full page refresh