Worlds best CD mat!
Four years in development, a powerful and proprietary new composite material has been crafted by Marigo Audio using an embedded carbon nano-tube structure which dramatically lowers micro levels of disc vibration. The Aida CD Mat incorporates unique hand laid-up polarizing filaments creating tremendously rapid vibrational energy decay and a new semi-transparent coating which dissipates static build-up in real time – while the disc is spinning. For maximum fidelity, a subtle but audible further sonic enhancement is achieved by orienting the Aida CD Mat in relation to the direction of the label on the recorded disc being played. Yes that is unusual.
The further sonic improvement using correct mat to label alignment is due to the critically aligned internal filaments in the Aida CD Mat interacting with the micro-vibrational patterns set up by the spinning disc. These vibrational patterns are skewed toward a polarized alignment by a subtle effect of the geometry on the surface of the disc label. In manufacture, the label is dot matrix printed in extremely fine parallel rows. These dot matrix rows are typically running parallel with the label writing. In the realm of micro-vibrational amplitudes, these dot matrix rows are mountains and the disc surface level vibrations are influenced to travel in the valleys between the dot matrix mountains.
Now, when the Aida CD Mat is installed and aligned with its internal filament structure perpendicular to the disc label, very significant further vibration reduction occurs. As a reference to this phenomenon in the optical domain, you may remember that two polarized films placed in front of each other pass light when the polarized films are parallel aligned, but almost no light passes when the two polarized films are positioned perpendicular to each other.
Go ahead, test it yourself. It may be fun and instructive for you to test the efficacy of our new vibration control technology by listening to the Aida CD Mat aligned, and then not aligned, using any production recording. Hear what truly eliminating disc micro-vibration can do for the sound. Additionally, the Aida CD Mat is extremely thin. It is a mere one fifth the thickness of the CD it is placed on. Aida and our previous model, the Clear Transformation CD Mat are both 10 mils thick. That is just one hundredth of an inch, or 0.25 mm. Our new materials technology in conjunction with additional structural design and EMI absorption advancements offer significantly upgraded performance over the previous Clear Transformation Mat. The new Aida CD Mat is rightly considered as a significantly upgraded Clear Transformation Mat. All performance attributes of the Clear Transformation Mat apply.
The Aida CD Mat has increased musicality and nuance, improved bass articulation, slam and extension, improved coherence, pace and timing, increased ambience and low level information retrieval and more holographic imaging.
Marigo Audio Lab Aida CD Mat, enthusiatically recommended! by Dave Alison @ StereoTimes.com
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