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KAB - Super Record Grip Mk2



KAB

Label:

Equipment

Product No.:
S KAB S GRIP
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In Stock
Category:

Record Mats and Clamps



$38.00

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The newly redesigned KAB super record grip was designed to replace and improve upon the PIG clamp originally supplied with the Revolver brand turntables. This new design features a 2 piece precision molded frame, spring rubber insert and UHMW polyethylene non marring contact surface.This is especially useful on Rega brand turntables and others where there is very little spindle to grab on to.

The KAB Super record grip reduces resonance and acoustic vibration of the record itself, freeing the stylus to do its intended job of tracing the groove. The result is better focus and detail to the soundstage.

The Super record grip attaches quickly; by turning with slight pressure, it "walks" down the spindle and meets the record surface.

Spring reinforced rubber insert holds onto the turntable spindle firmly.

The built in bubble level allows a quick check of turntable level. A level turntable balances the forces of the needle in the groove.

When the needle is resting in the record groove, the entire record surface behaves as a microphone picking up vibrations from the air and the turntable below. Damping the record surface reduces the affect of these "added vibrations" to the needle's already difficult job of reading the groove.


Note: For easier use, the center hole can be lubricated with a diluted solution of 5% Armor All® and alcohol, swabbed with Qtip®.

The built-in bubble level shows turntable level at a glance to within 1 degree of accuracy.

One issue to be sensitive to is turntables with light floating spring suspensions. You will have to push down some while applying the super record grip. It does not rely on weight.(it only weighs 2 Oz) Be sure your turntable can "Bottom Out" safely. If this is a concern, consult your turntable maker first.

[ In our opinion, if you can "bottom out" safely, the super grip is a better solution still over clamps that rely on weight, since they will change the operating height of your platter. ]




Molded Phenolic
Color: Black
Footprint: 3"
Height: 1"
Weight: 2 Oz.
Max Spindle Height: 3/4"
Bubble Level Accuracy: 1°
Shipping Weight: 6 Oz.



Customer Reviews (4.50 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

Great Clamp

posted on 03/16/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brian Oster
Does the job intended. I use it on an old automatic Sansui turntable and a Technics turntable.


Might work well for some platters

posted on 01/09/2015
3 Stars
I bought this for use with my Pro-Ject Debut Carbon that has an acrylic platter. The clamp requires some lubricant (they recommend Armor All) to slide onto my table's spindle, otherwise it requires way too much force. Problem is that if you use lubricant, it slides on to easily and becomes ineffective. The clamp is also very light weight, so if you're looking to add mass to your platter, this is not the clamp to use.


Great Tweak

posted on 10/01/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Kenny Fleshman
I felt that records really needed to be clamped - many have a pronounced dish shape. This thing does the trick on my Music Hall mmf 2.2. It adds little mass but very effectively clamps the record to the platter (I use a Music Hall cork mat) so the two become one. In the world of record mysticism I claim to hear a difference - lower noise floor, a little blacker background. And it looks really cool while adding yet another step to the process of enjoying vinyl. Highly recommended!


GREAT PRODUCT!

posted on 12/15/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: the bumpster
THIS IS TRULY A SUPER ITEM ,SIMPLE TO USE AND RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE. THE OVERALL IMPROVEMENT TO THE "MUSIC" OFF OUR LP'S IS CLEAR AND UNMISTAKABLY GREAT. BUY IT!.


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