At Teres we have found that dense hardwoods to be superior to every other
material we have experimented with for turntable construction. Consistent with
our previous experience, using hardwood in the construction of our reflex clamp
offers a clearly audible sonic improvement. This clamp offers the same
sort of musical texture and richness that is heard with hardwood bases and
The Teres Hardwood clamp is precision machined from stainless steel
and laminated hardwoods. The wood skirt has a number of laminations for
dimensional stability. A brass sleeve inserted into the skirt interfaces
with the stainless steel knob for smooth operation.
The reflex action of the Teres clamp holds the record firmly in
contact with the platter surface and will flatten mild record warp. The
clamp comes with a small rubber o-ring that fits over the
centering spindle and holds the center of the record slightly above the
platter surface. Since the clamp only contacts the record at the clamp's
periphery the cupping force exerted by the clamp applies downward force
toward the outside edges of the record.