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Music Hall Mat

Decoupling cork turntable platter mat

Item # 823MHMAT

If you're using the standard felt or rubber platter mat that comes supplied with many turntables, try the Music...

If you're using the standard felt or rubber platter mat that comes supplied with many turntables, try the Music...

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Item # 823MHMAT

About the Music Hall Mat

Put a cork on it for better sound

If you're using the standard felt or rubber platter mat that comes supplied with many turntables, try the Music Hall Mat instead. This thin, lightweight cork mat works with any turntable to deliver cleaner sound with less background noise than conventional mats, for greater detail and dimensionality. Its 12 isolation discs and single larger center disc help lift and support your records, decoupling them from the platter and reducing unwanted vibration. And unlike felt, cork provides more grip to reduce record slippage, and it fights dust-attracting static, so your records stay cleaner.    

Put a cork on it for better sound

If you're using the standard felt or rubber platter mat that comes supplied with many turntables, try the Music Hall Mat instead. This thin, lightweight cork mat works with any turntable to deliver cleaner sound with less background noise than conventional mats, for greater detail and dimensionality. Its 12 isolation discs and single larger center disc help lift and support your records, decoupling them from the platter and reducing unwanted vibration. And unlike felt, cork provides more grip to reduce record slippage, and it fights dust-attracting static, so your records stay cleaner.    


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Product highlights:

  • natural cork mat reduces transmitted vibration and decouples records from turntable platter for better sound
  • anti-static properties help reduce static electric charge on records
  • grips vinyl better than felt mats for less slippage
  • extra-thin design to avoid causing changes in VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle)
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # Mat
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  • Cork turntable mat

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oscar from Ashland, OR on 12/12/2018

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Music Hall cork mat work well, I was able to lower the tracking force to one and a half , the mat cushions and holds on to the vinyl very well. I would recommend it to anyone.

Pros: Impressive

Cons: None

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A Nice Round Piece of Cork

Chris from South Windsor, CT on 12/30/2017

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Well.....it's a piece of cork. It will not perform miracles and is probably overpriced for what it is, but I doubt you were expecting it to solve any real problems or make an earth shattering impact. It affords some isolation between the turntable base/platter/motor and the disc itself. If there is a lot of rumble, there will still be a lot of rumble, but because you spent $$ on this piece of cork you will think the sound is improved, and in the end that's what counts. It's a fine piece of cork for your precious vinyl to rest on.

Pros: It's pretty and affords some isolation.

Cons: It's a likely overpriced round piece of cork.

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My records are happier

Eric from Charlottesville, VA on 10/18/2017

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No more peeling my records off of the felt mat that came with my turntable. This mat offers a cushy ride for my vinyl, and keeps static from building up. Looks cool, too.

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Walt from Klamath Falls, OR on 1/1/2017

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The Music Hall Mat met all of my expectations. I ordered it because records were slipping on the felt mat of my Music Hall Turntable, especially when I used the discwasher brush on the turning record. For awhile I used the screw down center clamp but that was a lot of trouble to take on and off. With the cork mat records no longer slip. Sound is improved both by the lack of slippage and possibly by the additional isolation of the record. The bonus for me is that my turntable is in a dark location where I could not tell by looking if the platter was turning thus indicating that the turntable was on. With the light colored cork it is easy to see if the turntable is on.

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Music hall Cork Mat - The Final Solution

Bald Paul Audiophile from Norwalk, CT on 6/30/2016

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I've been upgrading, tweaking and surgically working on my Turntable to sound perfect! Equipment = Music Hall 5.1se, Mojo Cartridge, Denon AVR-X5200W, Parasound 2125 x2 bridged, Bower & Wilkins CM10, Rels sub x3 + ( 11.2 satellite Atmos) Digital force gauge, protractor, Record cleaners, tried every setting recommended. Things sounded great right up until I punched it and BAM,distortion, rumble and loss of clarity. Movies are awesome, Flac files amazing. Analog yuk. I decided it must be the pre-amp. Purchased NAD pp2e & project Tube s shootout. The denon Built in was better than both for my taste. The NAD brought out vocals and project warmed things up but neither seemed to improve enough over the Denon or solve my problem. Expensive turntable, expensive cartridge, Bean bags isolated? what do I need to do?. I called Music hall and the president answered the phone like I had the bat line, I explained the situation and he said buy the Cork. That will do it. More money? Really? Yes Really!! I put on Pink Floyd, Cranked it up and I was in Analog Bliss. No tweaking, No need for EQ, Just sit back and get lost in the sound. I Crank it up and it sounded like I spent another couple thousand. Thank you Mr. President. Who knew Cork could improve the sound so much and solve every Problem. BUY IT. Even if you think it already sounds good. It Will Sound WAY Better! Maybe the other reviewers here aren't listening to Rock with 400 watts per. Thats where the cork shines

Pros: Total Sonic Solution, Better Tone, Wider-Warmer sound, More Punch, Higher Volumes. Total final tweak solution

Cons: Best Kept Secret,

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martin from clyde, NC on 3/19/2016

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I bought this to replace the stock mat on my Denon DP-300F. The main benefit I have noticed is an elimination of static charge on my vinyl. To me it is worth having for this alone.

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Cons: seems thin and fragile, a little pricey for what you get. Since I bought this one I have found different ones on the market that look to be more beefy, and I will probably go with something different if I ever need another

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Michael R. from lancaster, OH on 3/18/2016

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could not tell a lot of difference, but for the money, a good move to improve the sound coming thru my Denon player

Pros: good buy

Cons: none

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Much Ado About Nothing.

Donald from Tonopah, NV on 3/12/2016

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It's a turntable mat, nothing more and nothing less. it holds the record from slipping and it is Slightly less susceptible to collecting static charges than the factory rubber mat, but not by much. Way too expensive for what it delivers.

Pros: It's a good mat if you need a replacement mat.

Cons: Far too expensive for what you get in return for your money.

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MikeB from las vegas, NV on 2/16/2016

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This is a good mat that definitely improved the low end. Unfortunately I don't believe it's worth the money.

Pros: Quality material. Improves low end of music. Thin mat that doesn't affect the height adjustment of the tonearm.

Cons: Overpriced.

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It's one of the top affordable mats [ Oscar  Nov 29, 2018 ]
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TO see if it gives my LPS better sounds . [ Lloyd  Oct 19, 2018 ]
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Recommended by staff! [ JACOB  Dec 27, 2017 ]
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I have lots of vinyl and will but anything that might improve the true sound! [ JEFFREY  Sep 29, 2017 ]
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Better record/vinyl sound [ GERARD  Aug 26, 2017 ]
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Came highly recommended by former advisor Rocky. Definitely beats the heck out of the flimsy felt mat that came with the turntable. Reasonable price. [ E  Jul 05, 2017 ]
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Wanted to upgrade the mat on my turntable, which slides and sticks to the records. [ George  Apr 22, 2017 ]
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I recently purchased a turntable, and I saw an article by Dave Bar in your magazine. [ Michael  Apr 07, 2017 ]
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I wanted better sound isolation and protection from dust when playing my aged vinyl collection. [ Thomas  Mar 24, 2017 ]
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I recently upgraded my turntable and realized this should be part of the upgrade. [ M  Mar 18, 2017 ]
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Felt slips, hopefully this won't. [ Walter  Dec 18, 2016 ]
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Recently purchased as an accessory for my new turntable. Wanted a good quality static free non-slip surface. [ Anthony  Sep 03, 2016 ]
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gift [ Gary  May 26, 2016 ]
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