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Collaro Audio

Precision Cloth Turntable Mat

£99£120

How a mat can make such a big difference to the musical quality of an LP12 is quite staggering, but it does. Of course we know from experience that both sides of a Linn LP12 mat sound different so we shouldn’t be surprised, but wow! Colin from Collaro has a detailed scientific explanation of why – including material selection and orientation – but trust us, you need this; it’s a no-brainer.

Collaro Audio Precision Mat is available in two colour options:
Red – the original, with white logo
Mat Black – more traditional look, with black logo

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Designed as a direct replacement for the supplied platter mat of many high quality turntables, this mat is the result of many years of research and is a high quality 100% wool woven cloth with felt-like smooth facings, produced as a result of the finishing process. It provides a precise support of the record on the platter whilst protecting the groove from damage that can be sustained using a hard surface such as glass or metal.

If replacing a thick rubber or felt mat, the stylus VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle) may need adjustment. If used with a Linn turntable, the process of ‘clocking’ the platter may be beneficial. Please see these articles about Adjusting the VTA and Clocking the Platter on Linn LP12s by clicking the links.

Each mat comes packaged in a presentation protective sleeve and makes an ideal gift for any vinyl hi-fi enthusiast. The mat may be used either side uppermost with identical results.

The Precision Cloth Turntable Mat has been awarded ‘Best Buy’ by the prestigious The Ear Magazine.

You can be sure that the mat will provide years of enhanced listening pleasure for anyone with a Linn, Rega, Pink Triangle, Funk Firm, Pro-Ject, Clearaudio or Roksan turntable. Or, if you or someone you know owns a classic turntable, perhaps manufactured by Ariston, Walker, Manticore, Systemdek, Lenco, Luxman, Micro or Garrard, then the Collaro Audio Precision Turntable Mat or our Collaro ‘Tempest’ Mat and optional ‘Mercury’ weight will provide an enhanced acoustic experience.

Collaro Precision Mat

Collaro Precision Mat

Classic Red/Maroon
Designed as a direct replacement for the supplied platter mat of many high quality turntables, this mat is the result of many years of research and is a high quality 100% wool woven cloth with felt-like smooth facings, produced as a result of the finishing process. It provides a precise support of the record on the platter whilst protecting the groove from damage that can be sustained using a hard surface such as glass or metal.

Mat Black
Our new Mat Black is crafted from a premium version of the material we select for our Precision Cloth Mats and delivers the same level of performance. It is striking yet subtle, with its satin black logo printed onto one face of beautifully smooth matte black cloth for a really ’stealth’ look. Following on from the success of our 100-year Anniversary Mat from 2020, which was strictly limited to 100 examples, it is the only serious alternative to our classic maroon mat.