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SRM TECH Deluxe REGA Acrylic Platter
This is our Deluxe Acrylic Platter for the Rega Planar 2, Planar 3, P2, P3, NAD 533 / C555, Goldring GR1, GR2 and Moth Alamo range of turntables. It is 20mm deep, so it hides the sub-platter and motor pulley / belt when viewed from directly in front of the deck. Our stock is the latest 2021 version - improved in several respects in order to get the ultimate performance from these excellent decks.
The advantages of using an acrylic platter on the above decks has been well documented by reviewers - smoother (less splashy) treble, incredibly transparent midrange and more articulate bass. It is more neutral than the glass platter, and not as 'lifeless' as the MDF one.
Our improved Deluxe Platter is made from jet black acrylic and features a two-part construction to reduce resonance, together with a Platter Damping Ring which acts as a peripheral wave trap. It also features a record label recess to enable perfect support if you wish to use it without a mat. A further innovation is a three point mounting to the sub-platter, the height of which is adjustable by 3mm, so if you want to use it without a mat there will be no need to adjust the arm height. This 20mm platter adds more 'solidity' to the sound, whilst retaining the 'see-through' midrange quality of our 10mm acrylic one. The additional peripheral mass also aids rotational stability. We are really pleased with this improved platter - our original 20mm clear acrylic one sounded superb and made a great upgrade from the original stock platter, but this one is better in every respect! The platter sounds superb when used without a mat, but if you don't like the idea of placing the record directly on to the acrylic, then our Silicone Mat sounds great with it - definitely a natural partner!