Tweaking the WT Amadeus

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doak

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #20 on: 30 Jul 2011, 05:34 pm »
OK, I bit.   8)   Auditorium 23 platter mat on order from Matt Rotunda of Pitch Perfect Audio. Here's what he had to say about it:

"The A23 record mat is $100 plus shipping.  It is a fairly thin, dense black material blend designed by Keith Aschenbrenner at Auditorium 23 - the exact nature of the material I am not privy to.

It is absolutely superior to the stock foam mat, without question!"

Will report after listening with it for a while and doing some A/B with stock mat.   :smoke:

Doak

Have made an inquiry on the mat to Tone Imports - North America Importer/Distributor.  Will share any response.

Doak
« Last Edit: 30 Jul 2011, 08:07 pm by doak »

threadkiller

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #21 on: 30 Jul 2011, 05:55 pm »
You done good, son...

The material seems to be like material used for convertible car cloth...
Sort of...
You'll hear it, worth the money.
It does make the record harder to remove for some, less clearance, but I've had no trouble with mine...

roscoeiii

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #22 on: 30 Jul 2011, 07:12 pm »
Matt from Pitch Perfect is certainly one I'd trust. Not only does he carry the WTA, but also gear from companies such as Shindo with great reputations.

doak

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #23 on: 30 Jul 2011, 07:17 pm »
Brian from Pitch Perfect is certainly one I'd trust. Not only does he carry the WTA, but also gear from companies such as Shindo with great reputations.

Oops.  I wrote Perfect Pitch instead of Pitch Perfect.  :oops:
Will correct.

Agreed.  Their website is a great read - Music Lovers for sure.   :thumb:

http://www.pitchperfectaudio.com/

Doak

threadkiller

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #24 on: 30 Jul 2011, 07:20 pm »
Slight correction...I think you mean Matt...

roscoeiii

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #25 on: 30 Jul 2011, 07:25 pm »
Yep, meant Matt.

doak

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #26 on: 8 Aug 2011, 10:53 pm »
Yep, meant Matt.

Got the A23 mat from Matt this afternoon. 

Will say that very initial impression is favorable. 

Gonna try to stifle myself for at least a week, play around with setup and do A/B before saying more.

Doak

roscoeiii

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #27 on: 8 Aug 2011, 10:58 pm »
Look forward to those impressions.

threadkiller

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #28 on: 8 Aug 2011, 11:08 pm »
Great to hear... Remember to adjust your vta...

roscoeiii

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #29 on: 8 Aug 2011, 11:09 pm »
How would the new matt affect VTA? Just by virtue of its thickness?

doak

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #30 on: 8 Aug 2011, 11:19 pm »
Great to hear... Remember to adjust your vta...

Doing that now. 
Then VTF.
Also height/depth of damping trough.

Doak

threadkiller

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #31 on: 8 Aug 2011, 11:26 pm »
Exactly... It's a different thickness... You can't just plop and play...

doak

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #32 on: 8 Aug 2011, 11:38 pm »
Exactly... It's a different thickness... You can't just plop and play...

Yes, my stock mat measures 4mm (maybe a touch more) thick.  The A23 is about 1mm.  The 3mm difference must be adjusted for or the comparison is not apples/apples.

Doak

doak

Auditorium A23 platter mat
« Reply #33 on: 9 Aug 2011, 08:25 pm »
Don't mean to be a tease but .....

Remember J. Gordon Holt's "goose bump" test? 

It's passing.  Wink2

Think setup is right after mat change.
No A/B yet with stock mat. 
Not in a hurry to go back at this point.
I do promise to do that and give a full report on what I hear in the not too distant future.

*** caveat: early impressions are not completely reliable.
Advise not to "take this to the bank" - yet.

Doak

threadkiller

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #34 on: 9 Aug 2011, 09:53 pm »
It's bankable....

I wouldn't bother going back to the stock mat, readjusting, then going A23, then readjusting.... See? I'm already worn out just typing it.
You'll stay with the A23. 
Enjoy!

roscoeiii

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #35 on: 9 Aug 2011, 10:03 pm »
Now threadkiller, don't go discouraging doak. Inquiring minds want to know how they compare when A/Bed. I'm very curious to hear where there are the greatest gains, whether anything is lost, etc.

threadkiller

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #36 on: 9 Aug 2011, 10:49 pm »
Not at all!   No discouragement of any kind...
I will just assure you that there will be no losses.
None that my listening panel could hear. If it's better it's better.
Case closed.

doak

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #37 on: 10 Aug 2011, 12:09 am »
Not at all!   No discouragement of any kind...
I will just assure you that there will be no losses.
None that my listening panel could hear. If it's better it's better.
Case closed.

There may be a surprise or two coming ..... according to what I'm hearing..

Doak

doak

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #38 on: 13 Aug 2011, 02:35 am »
Did some A/B/A/C/A today: A23/Millennium/A23/Stock/A23.
Very interesting.  The Millennium is out of the running.
This isn't going to be as EZ as I thought it might be.

There certainly are differences tween stock and A23.
Delineating what each is doing comes next.
Will do more this W.E.

Doak

threadkiller

Re: Tweaking the WT Amadeus
« Reply #39 on: 13 Aug 2011, 02:45 am »
Not sure what a millennium is.
No comparison between stock and auditorium....
Quit dragging out the inevitable... :)