Sometimes. I sold a lot of them in the 70s and 80s. If you have a metal platter that tends to ring they are helpful. On the other hand if you have a high quality modern platter they will very likely degrade the sound. The modern consensus if that if you have an acoustically dead[non resonate] platter you are best served by cuppling the record to it as tightly as possible. This answer basically deals with the problem of energy reflection by the platter. That is the problem they were intended to deal with. Your problem is a little different; you are not dealing with reflections but with vibrations transmitted from the motor. In your case I would think it might help, but since I have not used that turntable I would not be certain. I would use something like the old Platter Matter mat , one that is quite thick and dense if you can find one. I have one around somewhere but haven't used it for 20 years. You might do better to have your table examined to see if it is working properly.
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