No, I want tables, and records, and anything that will make the playing of such a wonderful medium more enjoyable.
Which brings me long-windedly to my initial reason for signing on tonight, to mention that I have in stock the near perfect mat for the WTL, and apparently some other brands out there, the Auditorium Turntable Mat.
The mat comes in two varieties, a thin mat that might remind one of a vinyl car top, which sells for $100, and a thicker wool mat, reminiscent of the felt mats of Linn, only stiffer. None of that whooshing around the way they and the Rega wool mats used to do. The wool mat sells for $250. Both offer tremendously better sound than the stock foam mat that comes with the WTL tables. It's a clear winner, no doubting Thomas's need worry. It's actually a toss up for me which I prefer. It seems to be a fair and honest trade off between the two. Both yield blacker blacks between the notes, better bass, quieter passages, and thank heavens no static cling like that blasted foam mat can yield. Nothing's worse than having your mat come off with the record, and double sided tape decidedly dries up over time. Anyway, I always have them in stock, ready to go. I do hear they do something of an improvement with Regas, if you haven't yet switched to an Amadeus. Nothing but heaven can help a Clearaudio or VPI.
So here they are: