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JA Michell Rega Record Clamp

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Modern vinyl records are thin and flexible and often warped or bowed. As most record do not lie flat on the turntable platter, sound reproduction suffers due to undamped vinyl resonances caused by the stylus riding on an unsupported record. Records, which are bowed downwards, contact the platter at the outer edge but not in the middle. Conversely, record that are warped or bowed upwards tend to rock on the platter. In these instances anti-skating compensation is less effective and record wear is increased substantially by the lateral or vertical seesawing motion of the tonearm/cartridge combination. The Mitchell Record Clamp solves these problems by bringing the record into more intimate contact with the platter.

How It Works

The supplied black felt washer is placed on the spindle. Then place the record on the platter. When a record is placed over the washer, the record label area will remain raised slightly. Now place the clamp on the record, press and turn the knurled knob clockwise to lock the unit. The record clamp's peripheral edge will force down the outside of the record label area thereby causing the record to completely contact the platter surface.

To remove the clamp, it is only necessary to turn the knob 1/8 turn counterclockwise. The knob does not have to be unscrewed completely.

Ratings & Reviews

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I purchased this to replace another TT weight that wasn't making much of a difference with my warped records. This clamp has made a big difference! It does a better job of flattening the record and, because it clamps to the spindle, it keeps the record locked to the TT. This ensures that the record is flat to the platter and keeps the record from slipping where the other weight did not do this.

Also works for ProJect


I have a Project Carbon Espirit, with the acrylic platter. The standard $59 clamp didn't work because the spindle is too short. But the $65 Rega works just fine. Needle Doctor should add this brand to their page. Maybe a Rega/ ProJect clamp.