Hi to all,
Has anyone compared this 2 clamps they are priced the same. Im currently using the Stainless steel clamp in my VPI TNT 6 w/ a periphery ring clamp. Im not using the rubber washer when playing records w/ the ring clamp. Im unhappy w/ the performance of the steel clamp when you tighten it moderately.Its sounds so restrained and the soundstage is so narrow,closed in, microdynamics suffers likewise, but it has a deeper soundstage.Its also very tedious to use .My friend and I compared it w/ out the periphery ring clamp and just use the stainless clamp w/ the rubber washer and the sound open's up ,wider soundstage ,very dynamic. but w/ a forward soundstage , less dark background and more record surface noise. I tried just lightly tightening the steel clamp (rubber washer removed)and using the periphery ring ,and it improved immensely its like getting the best of both characteristics above. Thats why I was contemplating in getting the Center weight.
any opinions ,suggestions,