A short story.
After 3 years of preparation, buying the original, 2 trial versions and testing it with 2 other Micro-Seiki Owners we finally did it.
The big problem for making this turntable mat is the thickness. Because it has to have the same thickness as the original, almost all of our
trial versions became bended. After developing special tools we can now reproduce a one on one copy of the original. This means:
Same surface layout / treatment
The result is breathtaking and as good as the original CU-500.
Micro Seiki proposed a mat turned from copper, the CU-500, which could be used on different turntables.
This mat could be covered with an additional mat of felt and this results in more or less the same sound pattern as was given by the Linn
LP12 turntable: detailed high frequencies, smooth and fast mid section and transparent bass.
The CU-500 could also be used with no additional mat and in that case it would not only add weight to the existing platter, but also would
give a clear, no nonsense transient without any phase shift. In that case more attention would have to be paid to the choice of cartridge and
arm combination and choice of phono cable.
The CU-500 was marketed for several years and was a gadget which was appreciated by many high end audio adepts.
The turntable mat CU-500 will only be made after payment.
It takes 2 week for making and testing. After that it will be shipped.
Shipment is for free.
proudly presents: “Tribute”
Copper Turntable Mat - CU-500.