Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

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Re: Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

Post by ddietiker » 30 Aug 2019 18:31

bernard1 wrote:
30 Aug 2019 09:04
mc1b is the second person in this thread that change the original mat for a custom one. Is the original one so bad?
No, the rubber mat is good, but the Funk Achromat does make a very noticeable difference. Read a review on avforum.com so I thought I would give it a try.

https://www.avforums.com/review/technic ... view.16305

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Re: Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

Post by andybeau » 30 Aug 2019 21:37

Never had a problem with the rubber mat on my 1200mk2 or 1200gr, go figure

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Re: Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

Post by mc1b » 04 Sep 2019 20:25

LOL if a Herbie's mat is audio jewelry then my 2004 Subaru is a premium SUV. trying different things is what makes the hobby fun for many. i def plan to A/B with the Technics mat. i am really loving the SL-1500c

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Re: Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

Post by ddietiker » 05 Sep 2019 23:23

mc1b wrote:
04 Sep 2019 20:25
LOL if a Herbie's mat is audio jewelry then my 2004 Subaru is a premium SUV. trying different things is what makes the hobby fun for many. i def plan to A/B with the Technics mat. i am really loving the SL-1500c
Playing around is fun. Using your car analogy, nothing was wrong with the carburetor on my ‘70 SS396, didn’t keep me from swapping it out :D

And I’m enjoying my SL-1500c also.

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Re: Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

Post by cafe latte » 05 Sep 2019 23:50

andybeau wrote:
30 Aug 2019 21:37
Never had a problem with the rubber mat on my 1200mk2 or 1200gr, go figure
Never really noticed much difference with mats, IMO just a way to spend more money.
Rubber is quite heavy and damps quite well so dont see much reason to swap it.
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Re: Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

Post by majick47 » 07 Sep 2019 15:56

Agree with Café Latte that it's a waste of money swapping out mats, tried the Herbie's on a SP-25 and no notable difference from the stock Technics mat. Doubt Technics after all these years would drop the ball on an item like the platter mat.

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Re: Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

Post by abs1 » 07 Sep 2019 17:42

majick47 wrote:
07 Sep 2019 15:56
Agree with Café Latte that it's a waste of money swapping out mats, tried the Herbie's on a SP-25 and no notable difference from the stock Technics mat. Doubt Technics after all these years would drop the ball on an item like the platter mat.
I suppose some people just enjoy buying audio jewelry, doesn't matter if there's any sonic benefit to it. Then many will swear how much it improves the sound even if nobody else hears it. Confirmation bias!

But no matter, it's their money and I'm not about to embark on the Quixotic journey of trying to save anyone from themselves :lol:

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Re: Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

Post by rlwings » 07 Sep 2019 17:51

I use an extra mat as a way to raise the arm to achieve proper VTA for my cart. That can indirectly make a sonic difference. Plus I really love the elimination of static with an acrylic mat... So mine actually serves a real purpose.

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Re: Technics SL-1500C - Coming soon...

Post by rewfew » 12 Sep 2019 15:26

KABUSA is a dealer for this table now it seems. With some of their proprietary upgrades included. If I was looking at a new turntable, this sure would peak my interest. Really like the looks of the 1500C. https://www.kabusa.com/SL1500CSE.htm

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