Turntable weights and clamps address warping and vinyl record movement but leave the sound quality heavily damped and lifeless.
Unlike weights or clamps, the Platter Ground™ approaches the improvement of sonic performance by transferring resonance and airborne energy at high speed from the surface of a vinyl record, tonearm, phono cartridge, and platter to the turntable grounding pole, commonly known as the spindle.
Extraneous energy generated by mechanical, electromechanical, and, more importantly, airborne resonance, directly affects the tonearm, record, and cartridge performance. Amplitudes of this resonance cycle through the turntable structure, the release of which is impeded by friction within the contact of materials per Coulomb’s law.
Research of turbulent energy patterns established on the vinyl record itself has opened doors of new mechanical grounding insight never anticipated by Live Vibe Audio product developers. It has been discovered that under constant centrifugal momentum, the introduction of the Platter Ground™ caused resonant energies in such a structure to become neutralized (become laminar in fashion).
As a result, the resultant force vector of detrimental energy (mechanical, electromechanical, and airborne resonances) becomes purely “normal” (perpendicular) to the spindle, opening a direct pathway for unwanted outside energy to flow away from the table. This in effect expedites the mechanical grounding effect, thus removing (not damping) the resonant byproducts.
These are the opinions of company engineers. We have no research data currently available to confirm our theorems however, the product has yielded highly audible improvement in performance in our blind A/B testing for 96% of the test subject listeners.
The results will improve turntable performance and design principles for years to come improving the sound of vinyl that touches the soul of all listeners.
You will hear deeper into the recording than ever before.
Answers to Product Operational Concerns: The Platter Ground will not tip over and does not wobble about on the record. It is engineered and balanced for maintaining stability in motion and weighs 0.6 pounds (269 grams). As one can see, this device weighs much less than the average record clamp. There are zero complaints from listeners whereas the Platter Ground has fallen over, damaged any vinyl, or ruined any motor drives.