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Herbie's Audio Lab is a world leader in micro-vibration and microphonics control for home audio and video electronics. Today's electronic components have potential to deliver amazingly accurate and life-like audio reproduction. Unfortunately, micro-vibrations interfere with this potential, introducing distortion, grunge, glare, fuzziness, loss of focus, and untrue frequency response. By controlling micro-vibrations and microphonics, Herbie's Audio Lab products help your audio and video gear achieve their true potential, rendering a more natural and dynamic musical result. Click a link or picture from the menu bar above to begin exploring our highly acclaimed line of products.

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Because Herbie's Audio Lab products are made in-house, are not mass-produced, and are sold directly to the consumer, these products do not have conventional distributor and dealer price markā€‘up. Instead, we simply price our products for a fair return on material investments and labor, while aiming to keep prices as low as reasonably possible.

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In addition to individual-item quantity price breaks on some items, Herbie's Audio Lab provides a quantity discount of 1% off for every $100 purchased on each order to a maximum 10% off. The Shopping Cart applies the discount automatically for you.

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If not satisfied, simply return any Herbie's Audio Lab product within 90 days for a full refund of the purchase price.

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If anything ever goes wrong with any product, return the item to Herbie's Audio Lab and it will be repaired or replaced and returned to you at no cost.

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Herbie's Audio Lab • 9330 Corporate Dr. Suite 305 • Selma, TX 78154 • U.S.A.
Robert S. Herbelin • established August, 2001

All parts and materials made in USA


Name: Tom Berry
Message: I have the original HALO tube dampers. Will the UltraSonic Rx Dampers provide a significant improvement over them?


Webmaster's reply: Upgrading to Rx dampers is certainly worthwhile, but then again if you're getting good results with what you have now, you wouldn't necessarily have to change to something different. Comparative differences between original HAL-O's and UltraSonic Rx Damping Instruments will vary somewhat from one system to another, with the UltraSonic Rx perhaps having a slight sonic advantage over original HAL-O's. Upgrading to UltraSonic Rx would likely bring out some improvements, though whether or not those improvements would be significant would be a matter of trial and audition; considering the 90-day trial period, a trial and audition would certainly be worthwhile.
Name: Tom Bergman
Message: Your Way Excellent II mat I just received yesterday really delivered the goods: Rubber mats always sounded too colored, the AQ sorbothane mat rolled off the highs too much for my taste, even though bass was generally excellent, and felt mats were totally neutral, which is what I strive for, but I felt the sound was a bit bass shy. Your mat, however, just sounds right in all departments and solved all of the aforementioned sonic problems. I put it on my SOTA, which I use for recording, and made a test recording of Von Karajan's Berlin Philharmonic performance of the 3rd Brandenburg Concerto (my favorite of the six) and it sounds exquisite. How to go Herbie!
Name: Richard Vallis
Message: I purchased a mat from you about 2 years ago. It's great.
Do you have a new mat now? I own a Rega RP3 turntable.

Webmaster's reply: Herbie's Audio Lab's lineup of turntable mats has not changed in several years: the mat purchased two years ago is the same mat recommended for the Rega RP3 today.
Name: RobP
Message: Which mat do you recommend for the VPI classic, thank you,
I'm running it with not mat and the screw clamp, what difference to my sound would the Matt make?
Than you

Webmaster's reply: The VPI Classic uses a full size (295mm-diameter) Way Excellent II-2mm Turntable Mat. Many VPI owners have commented that upgrading to a Way Excellent II Turntable Mat has improved their system's overall presentation, with a more focused bass, a "blacker" background, improvements in soundstage and depth, and other sonic improvements.
Name: oregonpapa
Message: Hi, Herbie ...

I'm awaiting the tube dampeners I ordered for my ARC REF-3.

While cruising though your site, I ran across the Black Hole CD mat. Just a quick question ... will it work in my ARC CD-7 top loading CD player? Have you had any feedback on this combo ... positive or negative?

Thanks ...

Webmaster's reply: The Super Black Hole CD Mat works very well with most top loading CD players, including the ARC CD-7. No feedback with the ARC CD-7 specifically, but virtually all feedback with the Super Black Hole is positive, regardless of the player used.
Name: Steinar
Message: Hi

Which Way Excellent mat would be the best for for Rega RP8 and the new Rega Planar 3?

Webmaster's reply: For both the Rega RP8 and Planar 3, a full-size (295mm-diameter) Way Excellent II-2mm Turntable Mat.
Name: Miguel
Message: I bought 10 of of the giant sliders for my SoundLab A1 Speakers. HINT: You'll need 5 per speaker and the size is 1/4"-20 1" thread length.

What a awesome and easy upgrade! Just unscrew the old, screw in the new! Now moving these Nimitz Class speakers is a snap!

Great stuff!! Thank you!!
Name: Peter
Message: Hi

Which Way Excellent mat is suitable for the Onkyo CP-1050 turntable?

Thanks in advance!

Webmaster's reply: A full-size (295mm-diameter) Way Excellent II-4mm Turntable Mat.
Name: Johan
Message: I wanted to let you know that I received my 4 mm turntable mat today. Super fast shipping and customer service 2nd to nobody. I couldn't have asked for a better person to deal with and the mat, well its everything you said and more. This mat is truly does what you say and I believe its money very well spent.
Thank you!
Name: Gerry
Message: I must admit that I was skeptical. I figured that I'd hear marginal improvement from adding Cone/Spike Decoupling Gliders to my Spendor A6s (with entry-level Naim electronics). (And, at least those pennies the spikes were sitting on would no longer scratch my hardwood floor!). The Spendors are small floor standing loudspeakers, with a sophisticated linear flow reflex, which has a large port at the bottom of the speaker. Spendor says this configuration makes placement less critical. However, I have always found them wonderful in the mid and upper range, but a bit lacking in bass. I was amazed to hear the bass improvement from Herbie's Decoupling Gliders: the sound is bigger, more resonant, tighter, and more involving. Bravo! Thanks Steve!
Name: Robert D.
Message: I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you how much more I'm enjoying my stereo after implementing your various products. I've never been dissatisfied with anything I've tried; all your products have added to the enjoyment of my music. You shoot straight from the hip, and my hat is off to you. Continued success.
Name: CJ
Message: In what countries are the following components of your Superior Decoupling Spikes manufactured: (1) decoupling layer of dB Neutralizer; (2) stainless steel cone, and (3) stainless steel disc?

Webmaster's reply: United States of America for all three.
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