Few people realize the importance of a good record clamp. A record clamp should do more than just weigh down a record. At a minimum, a record clamp should address the flatness of the record and resonance control. Most do not.
The new Walker Crystal Reference Record Clamp not only deals with the flatness issue and resonance control, it also affects RFI in a way that will amaze you and transform your sound.
The Crystal Reference record clamp employs the benefits of a special White Diamond crystal on top. The White Diamond crystal is held within a specially-designed shielding enclosure that focuses the effect of the crystal to intercept and cancel harmful RF interference, improving your sound.
Spacers hold the record slightly above the platter so that when the knob is tightened, the record is held securely in a single plane. This keeps the VTA and tracking force constant across the lp. The rigid connection allows resonances and vibrations to be absorbed by the record clamp using resonance-absorbing discs and three Black Diamond crystals on the bottom to reduce static and electrical noise.
The Walker Crystal Reference record clamp will work with all turntables. The only requirement is that your spindle extends past the record approximately 3/16 to ¼ inch for the record clamp to grip the spindle.
Record Mat: I’ve been asked repeatedly asked about record mats. As a rule, I do not recommend a soft mat. If you’ve used one and decide to remove it, be sure to correct the VTA and check your tracking force.
Highly Recommended: Black Diamond Cartridge Crystals: Eliminates EMI and electrical noise from affecting your cartridge. A huge improvement in sound!