CD mat


#1

Just wondering if anyone is using a CD mat with the PWT? For example, the Marigo, Millennium, others. I would like to try one, but I wonder if it is advisable. Owners of other CDPs say that the mats sometimes interfere with operation. They say that the tray/spindle has little headroom, and the mat with CD gets bunched up, causing the player to malfunction. But I know that some mats are thicker than others, so that could be part of the problem. Also, I wonder if a mat is superfluous with the PWT, given the oversampling and memory buffer.

Anyone have any experience?


#2

I have played with a few mats, treatments, etc. with the PWT without any problem. And without any appreciable impact.

Test away and let us know the result.


#3

Since the PWT has no error correction circuitry and uses a memory buffer I would have to believe a mat would have zero effect on sound quality. I have used mats in the past on conventional players and was not to impressed with the outcome. The sound changed… but not for the better. Of course,ymmv.


#4

PWT:

Mats? We don’t need no stinking mats!


#5

Heh, heh. That’s what I thought. I’ll leave it alone.


#6

Yes, I’m using the Marigo Audio Labs Signature mat. It brings a bit more of details and calmness to the sound.

But by far more important is demagnetization with the Stein DE 2! This has a huge effect on sound quality; more details, resolution and spaciousness! I strongly doubt you can hear all the details a DS DAC can provide without demagnetization… This device is a must have!!