Oyaide BR-12 Turntable Mat (includes a Strobo disc and overhang gauge)
At its sensational appearance in 2010, Oyaide “MJ-12” aluminum turntable sheet attracted audiophile’s attention by its beautiful figure. Then they have started to produce its option item which enhances the performance of MJ-12, that was the butyl rubber 1mm thin turntable sheet, BR-ONE.
Now Oyaide had done many butyl rubber compound test and they found , to enhance BR-ONE’s vibration suppresion, tungsten is the material that can improve sound quality. They also found that MJ-12’s tapered shape and tuning hole layout pattern on it is also effective with rubber material.
With these findings taken into design, Oyaide has developed new turntable sheet , BR-12.
BR-12 is a vibration-damping butyl rubber sheet that takes its tapered shape and tuning hole layout after MJ-12, Pyaide’s aluminum turntable sheet. With high-friction butyl rubber it has great grip and great contact to vynl disc to avoid slip even when its used with high pressure stylus.
From centre to perimeter, it has a taper of 1.0 degree elevated angle. It will correct a vinyll disc’s warpage by the rubber sheet tightly sticking to it. Then stylus movement will get stable to trace the groove. The tapered sheet has 18 tuning holes, it contributes more to improve sound quality. The holes work also as finger rest when removing 10inch or EP discs. Its diameter has been made 294mm to make it easy to remove LP disc(300mm). Thickness is 5mm