Delrin® is considered the material of choice for record platters by many of today’s high end turntable manufacturers. There are several reasons for this but the primary consideration is that it shares many of the same properties of the vinyl record. It also carries more mass than the majority of high performance thermoplastics available which is important in terms of maintaining speed stability.
The sonic benefits include well balanced frequency response with no loss in dynamics. Upper frequencies are better defined which in turn allows more inner detail to shine through. The improved presentation of instruments within the soundstage provides better imaging.
The challenge in using Delrin is that it is quite expensive in raw material form and requires extra attention during the manufacturing process. The manufacturing process begins with an oversized blank which is machined to its final size by virtue of several machining operations.
In order to maintain the combined thickness of the glass platter and felt mat, the underside of the platter is recessed to match Rega's distance from the top of the plinth to the top of the playing surface. This simply means that no adjustment in tonearm height (VTA) is required to use the Groovetracer® platter.
Finally, in order to use the platter without a mat, we machined a label recess so the record will lay flush with the playing surface.
We hope you will enjoy the new level of performance this platter provides. It not only brings you closer to the music but transforms the appearance of your turntable to that of a true hi-end record player.
The platter is available in either black or white.
Mass is 5 pounds 3 ounces, (2.35kg)
Price: $350 ** Please choose either black or white when ordering.
Discount is not applied to shipping charges. (For a limited time only)
Groovetracer® delrin platters are compatible with these turntable models:
Planar 2, 3, 25 and Rega RP1, RP3, *RP6, RP40, P1, P2, P3, P25, P3-24, and Rega P5. Also
Nad 533, Goldring, and Moth Alamo, 2016 planar 1,2 and 3.
*RP6 owners must also purchase one of these subplatters in order to use the delrin platter.
The Delrin platter carries more mass than the original glass platter, 83 ounces compared to 70 ounces for the glass platter. This increases its ability to maintain constant rotational speed. The extra mass will not damage the bearing.
The outside diameter of the platter is recessed and is 5/8” (15mm) larger than the original platter to provide additional mass. This is a unique feature only offered by Groovetracer.
All surfaces are machined to precise tolerances.
There is a label recess machined into the platter so the record will lay flush with the playing surface. No record mat should be used in conjunction with this platter.
No VTA adjustment is required, simply install the platter and play records.
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