- utilized by both DJs and Audiophiles to improve vinyl sound quality
- offers sound damping (lessens unwanted vibration) and helps temporarily level vinyl surface
- in addition to home usage, the AT618 is recommended for club usage where it helps negate bass resonance
- rubberized top and outer-ring
- weighs 1.3 lbs / 600g
- imported from Japan
The Audio-Technica AT618 Disc Stabilizer is another one of those secret tools utilized by DJs and audiophiles alike. The high density metal used in the stabilizer helps eliminate unwanted vibrations that can taint your sound. The weight also helps temporarily level imperfect vinyl for even better performance (note: this is not a solution for warped records).
For discerning DJs, the AT618 has become a performance necessity because negate bass feedback that's created by loud sound systems. It's also easier to transport than other metal-only stabilizers because it features a rubberized exterior design (the bottom surface where it contacts the vinyl is metal).
Because of the added weight applied to the platter and motor, the AT618 is not recommended for budget turntables (sub $200 turntables).