"The detail and resolution is still there with the Goldmund mat, however the sound is just not as clear, open, or transparent as the Pure Copper mat. These small differences are very much system dependent, as well as preferences by the listener. Through my system and my ears, I prefer the greater clarity, and greater soundstage capabilities of the Pure Copper Mat. To me, I find that the music sounds closer to real-live music playing in front of me."


"Installing the record weight made a noticeable difference, and an improvement in the sound, overall."

"In my system, and through my ears, using the record weight produced a better overall sound to the music being played. It also provided a much more stable contact between the record and the mat, as well."