The ZYX VRT 12 turntable mat has been constructed by using two optimum materials.
As shown in
the diagram, the upper surface is made of a special rubber compound that
eliminates the entire frequency band of audio noise. There are 24 radially
spaced strips which support the record uniformly over the whole surface. The 24
rubber strips are 0.6mm thick and they instantly remove any noise / vibration
whilst keeping the record in a very stable position.
surface is a hard plastic disc, 30cm in diameter and 2mm thick. We found that
2mm is the optimum thickness to suppress all types of frictional vibrations
which are generated by the turntable rotary drive system. These frictional
vibrations are absorbed by the elasticity of plastic materials because they have
a pulsed high frequency nature despite their weaknesses.
The VRT is
the world’s first two-layer turntable mat. As all of the vibrations are removed
by the VNR system, the audio signal on the record can be played back with total
stability and accuracy. The result is a new listening experience which has
fluidity, dynamics and details that were previously masked by unwanted
vibrations. You will be able to experience the true quality of your analog
records for the first time.