Couple Your Records to Your Platter to Reduce Micro-Vibrations & Improve Focus Modern vinyl records are thin and flexible and often warped or bowed. As most records do not lie flat on the turntable platter, sound reproduction suffers due to undampened 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, records 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 see-sawing action of the tonearm/cartridge combination. The Record Clamp solves the above problems by bringing the record into more intimate contact with the platter.