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Old 10-24-2020, 07:51 PM
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It took me a tiny bit longer with the Planar 8 because it was the first time Iíd ever set up the new arm. The Planar 10 was just rinse repeat.

Iím using a 3D printed slip mat now from an Australian manufacturer called the Les Davis 33 1/3D mat and itís uncanny how big the improvement is. It was originally chosen because we hated felt mats but itís really a big step up.
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:04 PM
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Stein Mat here with great results. Who knew?
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Old 10-25-2020, 01:18 AM
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Iím using an Auditorium 23 mat, works like a charm. The felt mat is the only issue Iíve had with the RP10, in dry weather it would occasionally cling to the record - dangerous when flipping a record with the platter spinning.
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Iím using a 3D printed slip mat now from an Australian manufacturer called the Les Davis 33 1/3D mat and itís uncanny how big the improvement is. It was originally chosen because we hated felt mats but itís really a big step up.
When I had an RP25 with RB1000 arm I used the original Ring-Mat and it was a big improvement. Like you, never a fan of felt mats. I still use the Ring-Mat (after re-glue of the cork) on my DP-80 and keep thinking that after 25yr it should be replaced.
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Incidentally... the Stein Music's mats, which are actually treated paper as are the woofers in my Wilsons, come with little tiny felt dots to attach the mat to the turntable. I'd never heard of Stein Music before reading Michael Fermer's review of the Planar 10 in Stereophile. He used one on this table. Turns out my dealer sells them. Discovery. Ain't life wonderful?
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The table came with the Apheta 3 pre-installed. So, far, I am very impressed with it, its very musical with superb detail and defintion, and it is very, very neutral. I really like it.
Getting better with age?
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