I had my first HiFi Meeting with my Local Group since before the March Lockdown changed lives and created much caution.
Anyway it was a great feeling to have some face time with some members the Local HiFi Group.
On the Agenda was few Projects undertaken over the past Months, a Flea Watt Amp and High Efficiency Tannoys brought out to be driven.
The Big Event was a Comparison Trial of Three MC Step Up Transformers, a Stevens and Billington , a Hashimoto HM-3 and my recent produced Design a Cinemag 1254.
The DD TT's were not out on this occasion but a LP 12 was in use.
When using the LP 12 on the Flea Watt Amp and Tannoys I thought the Presentation was quite subdued and was a result of the Amp>Speakers.
When the Sansui Amp was put into use, and I know this very well and it always impresses, the Performance was also subdued, I then asked to listen to a LP I had brought and I was not receiving a Good impression.
I made this known and suggested the Felt Mat got swapped out to the
Group Buy 3mm Forex Foam I had brought along.
The change in Sound Quality was instant, it was mid bogging to even fathom out what was happening.
The improvement in the presentation, can only be described as it was like a New TT had been put into use, the Projection, was completely out of the Speakers, the Attack on Notes was very clear to define, the Sustained Note and Decay was just so much improved and very very noticeable.
The LP 12 Owner was shocked at how good the TT had just become, and was very keen to know how to get access to such a material used on the Platter Mat.
(As I am a wannabe HiFi Dealer, I assured him his search was not necessary, as I could accommodate his needs, we exchanged £100 and the 3mm Mat was his, when is the next Group Buy)
The above is all in Jest, I 'gifted' to the LP 12 owner the 3mm Mat and he was totally Chuffed and Thankful.
Interesting the reports went Viral within a Small Local HiFi Group and I had to explain the Material used and the method that I acquired it.
As a Side: my new produced Cinemag 1254 SUT did perform very well, and was very well received by all listeners during its Debut Audition.