Many mats improve sound quality but having tried countless examples,, we would suggest that the Strata Mat is in a different league sonically and technically due to its revolutionary inter-layer damping technology.
The problem with most turntable mats is that they only work over a specific frequency range and 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 only way to solve this issue is to use multiple materials arranged such that 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 4.5mm 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 2mm.