this is a very special year. At first I have to thank David, Norman and Henry for keeping me on the track with my EMT R-80 combination. They all know what it means having listened to it in my room or owning the machine.
As you know I am always experimenting, in this case trying different record turntable mats. When I was visiting Burmester corporation I was impressed about the technical details of the new turntable 175, as well as about the especially fabricated turntable mat – for Burmester only.
The Burmester mat has two different sides, one is carbon plated, the other one comes with a felt. All real „phono-guys“ know how important the „underground“ will be in extremely high precision systems. On my golden Cu 180 massive platter the carbon side is more on the precise and clear side, very openly presenting the sound. My favorite is the felt side, it comes darker (no, not only with Leonard Cohen ´s last record…but also…).
The Burmester mat is the best Felt/Carbon mat I ever had on my tables!