Alec124c41 wrote:Felt leaves the bass a bit muddy. Cork gives more definition, overall.
I am having an altogether different experience. Yesterday, I bought a 2mm cork sheet and cut a mat out of it. I played 'Smoke on the water' from a Japanese pressing of Deep Purple-Best Of twice - once with the cork mat and then with the original felt one. The good news is there was a significant difference between the two. The bad news though is that with the cork mat, it sounded muddier and less punchier than with the felt mat. I have read all the posts in this topic and don't know what is wrong - could the thickness (2mm as opposed to 3mm) be an issue ?