- leather construction
- improves sound, offers special sound characteristics
- dampens resonance from metal turntables
- less noise, avoids static load
- can be used with any turntable
- NOT recommended for DJing and backcueing
Pro-Ject's Leather It record mat is an upgrade to standard felt mats and improve the sound of your favorite records by dampening resonance and lowering overall noise and static. How does a leather slipmat do all this? Pro-Ject describes it best - "Turntable mats have been always a big discussion how they influence the sound. The interaction between the record and the surface can be tracked very easily by the super sensitivity of a good pick up cartridge. Common felt mats give a smooth contact between record and platter but has the disadvantage with static. That means that felt mats often collect a lot of dust which can be then transferred to the record. Also the damping ability is very limited which can be a problem with metal platters. Thick rubbermats over damp the record and have an isolation effect which leaves the static on the record and hearable noise clicks are the result. Leather and Cork are two different, but very interesting options to upgrade the sound quality. Resonances are dampened more effectively than felt, and they keep dust away and avoid static. What is better depends on taste and the actual platter design. A very cost effective way to improve the sound and have less noise by static and dust."