However, STATMAT CDi BLUE PLUS differs from the standard CDi Blue in the following 3 ways:
The Statmat film below the 0.1mm blue polyester substrate has been cut slightly differently.
Both the top and lower films are connected to the substrate at 3 equidistant points instead of at just 2 points in the case of the lower film of the standard CDi Blue.
As with the single film Statmat CDi PLUS, the CDi BLUE PLUS has a re-peelable adhesive collar around the centre hole on the underside of the Statmat. This ensures fixed contact with the disc so that the Statmat stays firmly in position during play and (with drawer loading mechanisms) when the tray opens and closes. However, the Statmat lifts off the disc with ease for re-use with the next disc.
As with all Statmats,
there is a special exchange/upgrade price for existing users. Please
contact your local Ringmat supplier.
It is important that the re-peelable adhesive collar around the centre hole on the underside of the lower film maintains its adhesive properties. Therefore, care has to be taken not to drop the Statmat onto the carpet or to place it on any surface from which it can attract hairs and other particles. Also, care has to be taken that the disc to be played is clean and that greasy fingerprints have not contaminated it. Moreover, that any such greasy particles have not contaminated the clamp.
Statmat CDi Blue PLUS showing protective collar
over adhesive on underside
Users have reported that
Post-it® sticky notes made by 3M are very good for cleaning up and
refreshing the adhesive collar.
It is emphasised that, as with all Statmats, the sound, and sometimes the picture, is improved when used with DVD, SACD and CD-ROM software.
Nominal sizes of STATMAT CDi BLUE PLUS are:
107mm outer diameter, 18mm inner diameter
Overall thickness 0.16 - 0.25mm, overall weight 1.8g