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Funk Firm Achromat Turntable Platter Mat

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  • Achromat is the natural progression from the original acrylic interface invented by Arthur Khoubesserian back in 1979.
  • Refining the theory he subsequently launched Achromat in 2005.
  • Ongoing refinements in composition and application means that Achromat is now more universal and better than ever.

Funk Firm Achromat Turntable Platter Mat

Background:
  • Achromat is the natural progression from the original acrylic interface invented by Arthur Khoubesserian back in 1979.
  • Refining the theory he subsequently launched Achromat in 2005.
  • Ongoing refinements in composition and application means that Achromat is now more universal and better than ever.
Theory:
  • The principle is one of absorbing the vibrational energy released as the stylus scrubs the groove. 
  • In fact the stylus accelerates at up to 20,000g, so it is not so much a case of scrubbing as pummelling like road hammer.
  • Because records are only some 2mm thick, it is easy to see that if there is no where for this energy to go it would reflect off the bottom of the record back to the stylus where it really does alters the music signal.

Site the record on a suitable support, however, and the energy can crosses into the material away from the stylus to be dissipated as heat before it gets back to the stylus. 

Real world conditions mean that the mat can not that much thicker than the record itself. 
So how is it possible for any mat to actually work?

Achromat is made of the ideal material there is at taking the energy away. 
To deal with the thickness issue, it then has a real trick up its sleeve. 
Millions of tiny bubbles within are complex pathways where the energy gets lost as heat. 
In this way, Achromat acts like a considerably thicker mat and its job is complete. 

No other mat is like it and simple A-B comparisons can demonstrate that, whilst longer term listening allows subtle nuances as well as greater bass intelligibility to be appreciated.

In 2009, first, Achromat came top in a mat comparison in HiFi Choice. 
It then won the Gold Award for Accessory against all comers.

And of course there are the testimonials from happy customers.

No wonder Achromat is the World's top selling mat.

Achromat 1200: Some turntables, (Garrard 301 / 401 and Technics SL1200), have a platter with a machined lip which precludes the use of the normal Achromats (which have a diameter of 293mm).

For these turntables we have launched a version of the mat with an undercut to overcome the problem.

Incredible as it sounds, a £70 Achromat really does benefit every kind of turntable from the most modest to truly exotic creations costing £10,000 and upwards. 
(That being the case, what does that say about those designs in the first place?)

We endeavour to despatch same day (for orders placed up to 2pm) on available stock items to the vast majority of UK mainland addresses. Please remember to check with us first for a physical stock check if next day delivery is important to you.

UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Free delivery also applies to the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland but may take a day or so longer. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We offer competitive rates which can be confirmed by email. Please just ask – we will need a full delivery address and telephone number. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail Small Packets Airmail with International Tracked and/or Signed depending on value of item and availability of the service. Larger International shipments are sent by insured and tracked services using DPD, DHL or UPS. If there are any delays due to specific customs regulations, etc, you will be contacted by Turntableworld or by the courier with a request for any further information required. Customs duties do not apply for shipments into any EU country (for a full list please refer to the EU Country List). Customs duties can apply for countries outside of the EU. Customers in these countries are responsible for all taxes and duties incurred when the items enter their country.

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