Any vibrations in the record during playback will be picked by the cartridge and will be reproduced by the amplifier and speakers causing muddy sound, distortion and reduce detail. In order to avoid record vibrations you must make certain that the contact between the record and the platter is perfect.
The tonar record clamp presses the record flat against the platter. Put the record on the turntable and then put the clamp on the spindle, press down en turn the knob to tighten. The weight of the clamp is minimal so it can be used on any record player with a fixed spindle.
Also many of the older manufactured records are warped. Some more, some less. This causes big problems for the diamond stylus of the cartridge to track the grooves properly. The stylus pressure fluctuates as the stylus moves up and down while trying to track the warps. With bad results: muddy sound reproduction with distortions and if the turntables drive isn’t really strong… audible flutter. In some cases the stylus may actually loose contact with the groove causing a hissing sound.
Using the Tonar weightclampit will press the record onto the turntable platter, the problematical surface will be flattened now, while you play the record causing a dramatic improvement of the reproduced sound on old records.
Take care that the platter bearing of your turntable is able to accept the additional weight of 760 g.
If in any doubt please consult your record player instructions
Adds much needed mass to the platter and record eliminating resonance which in turn greatly improves the sound of any most turntable. Recommended for use with high-torque turntables with firm platter suspension. eg - SL1200
It will not work well with turntables that have soft suspension and low Torque / weak drive systems. eg LP12
High & Medium Torque Direct Drive / Belt/Idler Drives - Not Suitable for Low Torque Turntables or Light Supension
Improves sound quality
Holds record firmly in place
Works wonders with slightly warped records
For use with high torque turntables and with firm suspension.
760 grams Brass weight
Covered with black enamel for protection
Measurements: 78 mm Ø x 25 mm