Sota I-Clamp Record Clamp
The SOTA I-Clamp is a unique low-mass, non-resonant record clamping device
which helps to flatten out record warps and provide intimate record-to-mat
contact. Designed for use with any turntable having a conventional
(non-removable) spindle, the SOTA I-Clamp is easy to use, and from our
experience will dramatically improve the sound of any LP playback system that
lacks a clamping system. Because of its rigid and self-damping polymer
construction, the clamp avoids the usual sonic signatures associated with other
clamps. It has been designed to be neutral, and force the mat to do the damping.
Therefore, an alternative transmission path is provided for vinyl resonances. It
also avoids reflecting energy back into the vinyl, which would otherwise result
in degradation and coloration of the sound.
Use of the SOTA I-Clamp will increase lower and upper extension. You will
notice that the sound stage improves and the image becomes more coherent. In
addition, the transient responses will improve and the sense of air around the
instruments becomes more obvious. The SOTA I-Clamp is at its best when
used with the SOTA Supermat. This combination although designed for he
SOTA Sapphire turntable, will result in a major improvement in any turntable it
is used on.
Directions For Use:
1. Place the black rubber washer (used for non-vacuum tables only) over the
spindle and onto the mat surface.
2. Place the record on top of the washer and mat.
3. Place the clamp over the spindle (if necessary, loosen I-Clamp by turning the
4. Press the clamp firmly down. The I-Clamp body may be held with other
hand to steady the clamp.
5. Turn the knob clockwise until tight (about 1-2 turns) while pressing down
firmly to achieve the clamping action. The record should now be forced
flat against the mat and ready for use.
Dimensions: 2 1/4"H x 3 1/2"D