The SID (Sound Improvement Disc) from Germany improves the sound of CD, SACD, and sound and picture of DVDs. The Sound Improvement Disc is an accessory that is placed on top of the CD, results in a better separation of instruments and a much clearer reproduction of the voice.
The SID is the easiest and the least expensive way to upgrade your HI-FI system. The best way to hear the difference that the SID makes to the sound is to play a piece of well-known music for a maximum of 30 seconds without the SID, and then the same piece with the SID in place.
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"...easy to use and works as described. Been in this hobby over 40 years and when you can get a low cost improvement in sound take it! 10 times less than some AC cords, cables or interconnects and probably makes more of an improvement..."
"...my Mac MVP-861 sounds even better!made a believer out of me! worth every penny!!"
"...changes are far from subtle in my system. the detail and layering of instruments has increased considerably. such is the change in musicality ive decided to hold on to my trusty cd player a while longer."
"Wow. The difference the SID makes is CLEAR in every way. Detail is immediately improved.... I didn’t expect much. I was wrong."
"...the SID mat is an incredible CD player tweak! Thanks again for the great deal."
"The SID and KLANGTUCH III made obvious improvements to the quality of CD sound. These two products are a must have!"
"The SID Sound Improvement Disc is definitely a tweak worth having if you want peak performance from your CD player...."
"...this thing is the best improvement I had on my system for a long time not even considering the investment It gives more air and space between the instruments and saliva to voices! I just wish that all I’ll add to my installation would do as good as this !"
David Allcock, reviewer for HiFI Choices:
"... The basic Statmat MKII fell short of the performance of the similar priced SID disc, whilst the more expensive Ringmat CDi Blue, at twice the price of the SID, only just bettered the chepaer mat. The SID disc offers astonishing value, and I would recommend this to anyone with a CD, DVD or SACD player, at its price it is an audiophile bargain. I would go as far as stating that anyone who uses digital discs, either for video or audio, needs one of these mats near their player, that’s how valuable I believe the SID to be."
The SID is precision manufactured in Germany and is the most well-loved and widely used CD Mat in Europe. All CDs are see through no matter if they are coloured or not. One only needs to take a small flashlight and hold it against the silver side of a CD to see that the light is visable through the disc. It is also possible to move the CD up to 1.3mm away from the laser. Being as the CD is only 1.2mm thick, it shows that it is possible for the laser to actually "see" right through the CD.
With this in mind, the correction system reacts to the varying reflections it recognizes from the label, thus giving the system more work to do than necessary. With this in mind, it is clear that the sound will be very much smoother with the SID, as it has hardly any interruptions induced by false information from the correction system. The SID disc has a special matt finish on one side and this side is placed towards the CD label so that the stray laser light is absorbed, the green colour changing the red light of the laser into black, thus neutralising it.
The SID is only 0.3 mm thick and 2.8 gramm in weight so it will fit in virtually every player. It is certainly one of the least expensive ways to improve the sound of CD that there is on the market.
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Which Version is right for my player? 14 or 15?
The SID comes in two versions - model 14 for Philips and Sony Transports and model 15 for certain top loaders and players with Pioneer stable Platter and Meridian 506+508
Why model 14 & 15?
There is a very good reason why the SID comes in two versions. The model 14 is made for CD players with Philips and Sony type transports. These transports have a spindle 15 mm diameter with a cone so that when the CD is on the spindle it takes up 1.2 mm in height (see sketch), thus reducing the diameter on top of the CD to 14 mm diameter. The SID sits on top of the CD and fits exactly to the 14 mm diameter so as to run concentric with the CD.
All other products on the market have a 15 mm hole which allows them run excentric which shakes the whole mechanism. The model 15 is made for CD players which have a Pioneer transport where the CD is placed label side down on the turntable. This spindle has a longer parallel part and the SID must first be placed on the spindle - 15 mm diameter matt side up, then the CD on top.
The model 15 must also be used on:
MERIDIAN 506&508 PLAYERS - B&O - C.E.C. - THETA JADE, MILES & DAVID - SPECTRAL SDR 1000 L - JADIS JP 1 - EINSTEIN "The Last Record Player" - BERENDSEN CD 1 - REGA - MBL 1521 & 1621
Not suitable for players with magazine, PCs, portables, car and TEAC transports
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