New Omega E Mat from Perfect Path Technologies

Many of you own or have read of the highly-regarded PPT Omega E Mat, one of Tim Mrock’s revolutionary signal-enhancing accessories. Just prior to his untimely passing, Tim had finished developing a new generation of his Omega mat, soon to be available. Krissy Mrock has asked a few of us to introduce this new mat, here given the working title of The Double Omega.

In distinguishing the Double Omega, we know the original Omega, herein called the single, as a 7.5” by 10”, rather heavy and somewhat pliable mat, a bit more than 1/8” thick and with a vinyl-like feel. One face is glossy white, displaying the PPT logo and Omega name, while the other is black, smooth and magnetized. Sandwiched between these faces is the active material that causes components to reject the EMI that saturates everything in our surroundings. The Double Omega is much the same, with one important difference: the magnetized face has the finely-textured feel of around, say, 220-grit sandpaper. This texture, it is presumed, comprises yet a second active layer of EMI rejection. Presumed—because working details of the Double Omega are not well understood—better yet to know how to apply it.

With the understanding that the single Omega E mats generate field effects from both faces, mats have typically been placed under and over components and vertically over circuit breakers. How you apply the Double Omega will depend on best use and experimentation. In my case, I have removed two single mats, lying side-by-side, from the top of my large Wadia CDP and have replaced those with two Double Omegas. The Wadia is a one-box player that contains a pre-amp, so I wanted that second, strong field effect exerting downward as well as upward. I also have several singles placed underneath, just as before. Going straight to amps, this player is my only source, so I want it fully protected from EMI. Your priorities will differ.

As of this writing, I am only thirty-hours in on placing these Double Omegas, and I can already tell you they are powerful in their prevention of EMI within my digital source. Yet another veil has been lifted—all instruments and voices are even more sorted out in the aural space with new information heard within that space. There is much more decay heard against a new silence behind and between the musicians. I am already so pleased and excited about what the Double Omega E mats are doing. As Krissy told me, Tim was really stoked to have these new mats available. Rather than wait for the the fourteen-day window of improvement, I want to get this intro out so others can relay their experiences sooner.

I'd be interested to know how long some of you had your mat(s) on the breaker panel or door.  It took a long time to make a 100% positive difference on my best TV in the family room after putting one on the panel door and another one under the middle of the Sony LED 65" 4K TV.  For while, the colors were very saturated and almost luminescent with almost a gold at the edges of objects that had primary colors.  This remained for about 3-4 weeks.  Almost removed the mat from the TV, but all of a sudden, the clarity and the color just got vastly better, no more slight ghost edges and the colors were intense, beautiful and had zero of the aforementioned problem.  It has stayed that way since.

As for the sound of the E-Mat+'s, I find it to be off the charts great with any one I add.  People that used to complain about the sound of VMPS RM40s even with all the upgrades, should hear them in my system now.  I was going to sell them until the day the mats really kicked in.  In my experience, it will take several days to a week until this happens after placing a mat on position.  Then, the sound is the best upgrade I have ever made in my system and has remained that way ever since.

I have over-the-air TV and in every TV in the house with the eMat installed in the breaker box (I have a bunch of TVs, even though I'm not a big TV watcher), the channels were screwed up in a different manner on each TV (some wouldn't tune in, others had double channels one of which didn't work and some had different channels on the tuned in channels).  I didn't notice a difference taking it out (was in there for a couple of months and sticking it someplace else in the main system) but I haven't listened to the secondary systems (one of which I use more for HT and the other is a 2 channel one).  While the main system is an integrated AV system, it doesn't see tons of use for video.  As long as the main system audio doesn't make much difference where that eMat is (I have another eMat and a couple of plus Mats and eCards too) for audio I'll probably leave it where it is now in the main system.
 I have 3 of the new e mats in my breaker box and 2 on the back of the speakers.  The impact of having them on the back of the speakers is very large.  I wish I could get some more.
Yes, I agree, I put 2 e-mat+ on the breaker box and used four e-mats on the backs of the speakers (1 at the crossover section and 1 on the top midrange/super tweeter ribbon drivers).  Both noticeable improvements.