British firm mastersounds, known for its DJING devices, audio systems and original accessories for working with vinyl discs, has released products designed by Nicholas Dixon. This is a slipmat and clamp with characteristic images that Dixon is famous for.
According to the artist himself, he allows his hand to be guided by the impulse of what the psychologist Carl Jung called the “collective unconscious” — a kind of hereditary memory in which the cumulative experience of past generations is deeply rooted in the psyche. Bright and distinct images are obtained.
Two versions of such paintings decorated the double-sided slipmat. in clamp, dixon’s drawing decorated the upper plane. otherwise, it is already a well-known model of ergonomic shape, carved from a solid aluminum billet and patinated in black. periodically, it comes out in some special version — we have already written about this.
The manufacturer stated that, thanks to the weighting, the clamp neutralizes unwanted resonances, making the playback of the record more accurate. In addition, its weight is able to partially neutralize the irregularities of the disk (if any). For a clear fixation on the plate, the clamp received an anti-slip base.
Both products are produced in 50 pieces, packed in hand-signed boxes and are already available in the UK at a price of 30 pounds for a slipmat and 60 pounds for a clamp.