YOU know what increases when you play vinyl – besides your aural pleasure levels, that is? Static! That’s right – as Japanese company Furutech claims, “it’s an unfortunate fact that as vinyl records spin on turntables, friction with the air causes them to constantly gain a static charge.”
It adds that this leads to “electro-static noise interference, with its compromising effects on sound quality.”
Fortunately, Furutech has just the solution to this problem. Enter the new SK-Filter, which has been designed to remove unwanted static build-up from the surface of records as they play!
The SK-Filter uses a patented material, Thunderon, which is made from very fine acrylic fibre chemically-bonded with copper sulfide. This, Furutech says, “has the ability to discharge static electricity into the air whenever static-charged material approaches.”
Therefore, these fibres never touch the surface of the record and are suspended just above its surface using a dedicated stand.
Using the SK-Filter, Furutech claims, will “reduce the noise floor and allow you to enjoy your music on vinyl with full, unrestrained resolution.”
Interested? The price of admission is a mere £350.