The MonoMassTM is a high mass weight for firming
onto the turntable platter. It straddles the centre spindle and rests on
the record label. Being 3 inches in diameter and 2 inches high it is available
in two metals and a series of different finishes. The standard is polished
and then gold electroplated pure Copper. As the MonoMassessTM
are all the same dimensions the only way of increasing the mass of the
MonoMassTM is to utilize metals of increasing
densities. This is achieved by having a Monomass made from Tungsten. Being twice
the density of Copper the Tungsten Monomass weighs twice as much while occupying the
The table below shows approximate weights
of the two different metals that MonoMassTMare
The MonoMassTM contributes to both
stabilizing the record and dampening out external vibrations while
the record it is being played. The MonoMassTM is
a better stabilizer than any clamp. Clamps have no inertia, the MonoMassTM
is all inertia!
If you have a turntable with vacuum suction to
hold the record down you don't need a MonoMassTM.
Sonic improvements include better image focus, tauter
bass, quieter background, faster transients, a reduction in colouration and
more realistic vocals. Piano is frighteningly real!
Mass in Kg
Mass in lbs
Lacquer and Gold Plate
Before utilizing a MonoMassTM
is important to know whether your turntable bearing can cope with the increased
Where there are more than one set of Monopoles®
on a loudspeaker and there is only one pair of Audio cables connecting
these to the amplifier then Bocchino Audio supplies custom fabricated Monopole®
Connector Brackets. These have the FM2/3 profile cut into a
piece of High Conductivity Copper 1.2 mm thick x 32 mm wide and any length
needed to connect the respective number of Monopoles® on the loudspeaker.
The Bracket is first Silver plated and then Gold plated.
Monopole® Connector Brackets Pricing.
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Speaker Cable is primarily for connecting M11;
M13; M14; Monopoles®
only. These should be on both the amplifier and the loudspeakers.
The smaller diameter Monopoles®,
M16 and M24 are designed for standard cables and spades.