JWM ACOUSTICS has recently added several new lines of handmade HI-FI accessories to the collection. These include cable bridges, record clamps and wood upgrades for equipment feet. These can be added to our own tables and speakers, or fitted to many other brands as well.
I am often asked what can be done to improve the overall performance of any number of turntables out there. The short answer is “I don’t know. What have you tried?” You see, everyone has a different answer to this question. Is it vibration control? Is it platter damping? Is it added mass? “YES!” and “NO!” You see a turntable is a precision instrument designed to get as much out of the grooves of a record as possible. This instrument must do this without adding any of its own coloration to the mix. Much like a microscope in a laboratory whose glass must convey exactly what is on the slide to the viewer, a stylus in the groove of a record must do the same on an aural level. To help the machine do this, there are small tweaks one can make as you get to know your system.
The Turntable Accessories seen here are only the beginning. Tell us what you want, and we will do our best to make it happen for your system. Currently, we are producing record clamps and feet to help you on your way to sonic bliss. Each of these gems has been created to enhance any number of tables, but if you are confused as to which suits you best, let us know and we will try to steer you in the right direction.
Also, be assured, each of these pieces is treated as art. Like all pieces created at JWM, absolute beauty and function are a must. From the choice of wood to the finish, each piece is carefully made with pride. No less attention to detail is given to a $50.00 record clamp than to a $2,500.00 turntable. These accessories are meant to enhance your listening experience more than they are to enhance the beauty of your system. On the other hand, at JWM, form and function always play hand in hand!
As you shop for your new clamp, you will notice that each one has a weight next to it. You will also notice that each wood has a unique overall density. This is why we treat each piece as an individual work of art. How do you choose? That’s easy! All are equal in quality, whether it be monkeypod or purple heart. The difference is in the weight and density of the wood. The first number indicates the weight of the clamp, the second the density. . For example, “180/medium”. 180 is the grams of weight the clamp will apply to the center of you record. The “medium” indicates the clamp will move more vibration away from the record than a “hard” density will. Should you be looking for a more damped product, you should look for a less dense wood. Keep in mind, that the less density, the less the wood will weigh.
Confused yet? Well don’t be. Many audiophiles choose to keep many clamps for each table they use. Some choose 180gm clamps for 180gr records, some choose 200gm and feel they get more from coupling the vinyl to the platter. Some feel one record company’s vinyl responds better to one weight and density while others perform better at yet another weight and density. There is no right answer, but we have tried to take as much of the guess work out as possible and insure you cannot make a wrong choice at checkout! They are all that good…
KAREN CLAMP 180/MED Monkeypod
KAREN CLAMP 200/MED Monkeypod
KAREN CLAMP 180/Hi Monkeypod
KAREN CLAMP 200/Hi Monkeypod