“WASHI” is a traditional Japanese paper made from the ﬁbers of Mulberry trees. With natural durability, it’s been widely used for UKIYO-E printings and paper currency for centuries. Recently, it’s been re-discovered and used for stationary and interior fabrics for its beautiful design and excellent functionality. Particularly, “Un-Ryū Shi” is a unique type of WASHI made using special techniques which, showcasing the skill of the craftsman, can be seen in the characteristic ﬁber pattern on the paper.
By combining this WASHI with Stone-paper for core material, this turntable sheet gains mass and becomes uniformly flat, while restricting vibration, reducing static electricity, and preventing dust from accumulating.
- ■ Reversible design, according to the atmosphere
“Un-Ryū Shi” which is characterized by beautiful watermark of the fiber, has been made for centuries at the foot of the SHIKOKU Mountains where fine quality Mulberry trees are produced. The TA-TS30UN employs the “Un-Ryu Shi” on both sides of the Stone-paper – one side is white, and another side is light gray, – gives different aspects on the platter of the turntable.
(Notice: Although colors are different on front and back sides, audio performance is equal.)
- ■ Durable Anti-warpage Stone-paper for Core Material
- Anti-warpage or planarity is another essential issue for a turntable sheet to keep the stylus pressure equal. In order to satisfy this condition that is not done only by WASHI paper, the TA-TS30UN employs synthetic paper “Stone-paper” made from 80% of calcium carbonate and 20% of high-density polyethylene for core material. The Stone-paper has higher specific weight – compare to conventional paper made from pulp, – which means it gives moderate weight for a thin turntable sheet, and it even keeps planarity under high humidity conditions.
Quick Features & Technical:
- Type- Full-size Turntable Sheet (Reversible)
- Core Material- Stone-paper (calcium cabonate: 80%, high-density polyethlene: 20%)
- Surface Material- WASHI paper “Un-Ryu Shi” (both sides)
- Overall Dimensions- Diameter: 300mm / 11.8″, Thickness: approx. 1mm / 0.04″
- Weight- approx. 44g / 1.6 oz.