[quote="kbekke"]Just got a Plattamat from Analogue Innovation for my old Planar 3 and to my ear it is certainly an improvement compared to the stock felt mat. Everything seems a bit tighter, more detail and precision. Not a huge change - it just appears as if more information is dug out from the grooves. On top of that it stays in place when I am changing my 180g's on the fly.
You can probably make something similar yourself a lot cheaper. But to me it's worth very penny. Only thing is that all of a sudden I notice just how warped some of my records are. Not that it is audible to me. It just looks funny.
SNAP I have the same one.
I agree with everything you say. Especially the warped records.
The slight warps were never noticeable on the felt mat.
They now STAND OUT. Yep it looks funny.