Periphery Outer Ring and Record Mats

Re: Periphery Outer Ring and Record Mats

Postby jonathanb » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:03 pm

My comment pertains specifically to the Herbie's mat. You'll be fine with the 3mm achromat.
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Re: Periphery Outer Ring and Record Mats

Postby Fast-n-Bulbous » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:53 pm

Well looks like you've already ordered a mat, but I thought I'd throw in a recommendation for Herbie's Way Excellent II-2mm Turntable Mat (295mm diameter). It was recommended to me by others on this forum and it's been just the ticket for my table.
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Re: Periphery Outer Ring and Record Mats

Postby Dorian » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:30 pm

Thanks guys. Will report back once the Achromat is installed.
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Re: Periphery Outer Ring and Record Mats

Postby topcat84 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:46 am

Hi Guys!
I also have the Outer Ring and am interested in the Achromat and wondered which one to order for my VPI Classic. Would the 3mm be the one for me too? Also, which color mat do you guys prefer? Cheers!!
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Re: Periphery Outer Ring and Record Mats

Postby topcat84 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:56 am

Also......if I decided to purchase the Herbie’s mat for my Classic, which one would you suggest? There seems to be several choices to choose from. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Periphery Outer Ring and Record Mats

Postby jonathanb » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:31 am

From an email from Herbie's:
"A full-size (295mm-diameter) Way Excellent II-2mm Turntable
Mat is recommended for the VPI Prime platter, and is compatible with the
peripheral ring and record clamp."
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Re: Periphery Outer Ring and Record Mats

Postby mmai » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:35 am

jonathanb wrote:I've not tried the 3mm Achromat. I've been happily using the 2mm Herbie's Way Excellent for over a year.


same here.
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Re: Periphery Outer Ring and Record Mats

Postby topcat84 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:55 am

Thanks jonathanb!! Cheers!!
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Re: Periphery Outer Ring and Record Mats

Postby gene9p » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:56 pm

Way Excellent II-4mm is recommended for tables with VTA..???
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Re: Periphery Outer Ring and Record Mats

Postby roboss38 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:00 pm

Not to ask a stupid question, but here goes. Does the mat go over the rubber washer on the platter, or does the rubber washer get removed, mat added, washer put back on? Any advice on this would be appreciated.
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