Ironed and 'de-stressed'
The Audio Fidelity Improvement Flat.2 is a cutting-edge multifunctional record flattener and relaxer. It flattens vinyl LPs, 12"-maxis and 7"-singles starting from 100 gram. Using special flat mats and high-quality control electronics the flat.2 achieves an utterly even distribution of heat and therefore results that have been out of reach until now.
Preset programs provide for very simple handling. The Standard program reliably eliminates most of the warps. In addition to that, there is an Expert program with flexible settings.
The flat.2 works very precisely and has several protective mechanisms to ensure very high product and process safety. Allocation of temperature on the surface as well as at the top and bottom is homogenous. Deviation of the target value represents less than 0,25 °C.
Another distinctive feature of the flat.2 is the relaxation program. The vinyl record is heated (and afterwards cooled) very slowly, evenly and controlled to temper the record. This thermal process of tempering is a traditional physical method and causes a considerable sound improvement in most cases.
A slim construction and first-class manufacturing out of special tempered glass emphasize the elegant and timeless design.
Soundwise, you will notice less sharp edges with a more relaxed sound. Also, more "air" between the instruments is audible.
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