Pro-ject Clamp-IT Universal Diamond-Cut Record Clamp
The sound performance of a vinyl playback system can be significantly improved when all unwanted resonances between the record and the platter can be reduced during playback. Enter record clamps and pucks; simple devices which are designed solely to ensure the record and platter surfaces are held together tightly.
Standard record pucks, that use only weight to achieve this aim, can have 2 disadvantages:
1) The weight can induce higher levels of rumble, when used with lower cost turntables which have smaller main bearings
2) Instead of tightening the records surface to the platter, heavy weight record pucks can cause the opposite to happen and potentially warp the vinyl record into a slight 'bowl' shape
Pro-Ject's Clamp-IT is one of the most competent solutions available. It is a stylish accessory with a clamp mechanism around the center spindle, that will not add weight but will press the record against the platter. The Clamp-IT also allows you to fine-adjust the pressure depending on the condition of your warped records.
Fitting of Pro-Ject's Clamp-IT is easily done, and once it's in place it won't only please your ears; because its beautifully machined diamond-cut edges will also stand out on any turntable!
Please Note: This is not the record clamp which is supplied with some Pro-Ject turntables, such as the 6 Perspex and 2 Xperience.