Boston Audio was founded to develop audio products that promote a sense of direct connection to your favorite music. Whether you use our vinyl or upcoming equipment interface products, our goal is always to communicate music over sound, emotion over hi-fi fireworks. They are based in Arlington MA, USA.
Their flagship product is the Mat 1, a revolutionary solid carbon/graphite record mat. Hand-machined from a billet of pure carbon, the Mat 1 sets a new standard of resolution, speed, and clarity in analog music reproduction.
Machined from pure carbon and finished by hand, the Mat 1 has been praised by audiophiles worldwide for helping them uncover more detail, nuance and music than they ever thought possible from their hi-fi. For less than the cost of an entry-level MM cartridge, owners of tables from Linn, Rega, VPI, Nottingham, Garrard, Kuzuma, Basis, and countless others have discovered how easy it is to take their tables to the next level.
The Mat 1 is a direct replacement for any turntable Mat. Through the use of pure carbon and proprietary tuning techniques, the Mat 1 offers a unique acoustical impedance ideally suited to the platter/vinyl interface. Please read our white paper for more information on the technology behind the Mat 1.
Users notice a marked increase in resolution, microdynamics and clarity. Sometimes it's startling... as if someone turned up the volume. But most importantly, these gains are not achieved at the expense of a natural, musical presentation - there's nothing sterile about the gains achieved with the Mat 1. In fact, many customers report that the mat helps them enjoy all kinds of music - not just the same reference recordings. Music flows more easily with a greater sense of ease and texture. You truly have to hear the Mat 1 to understand the benefits it offers.
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