No, and none. The acrylic platter/clamp system are designed to provide you with all you need for great playback. Most aftermarket mats are designed to compensate for a platter deficiency.
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Sorry to have to disagree here, but both the Scout and ScoutMaster will benefit sonically in a very large way from the use of an aptly named product called the "Way Excellent Turntable Mat" from Herbies Audio (http://herbiesaudiolab.home.att.net/). This simple, inexpensive mat ($50) transforms the midrange to richer, warmer, closer to live music better than anything else on the market. It's so good that you will probably stop using the clamp unless the record is warped.
Nope. Tried felt, Sorbothane, Herbie's (btw, am a BIG proponent of the Grungebuster for CD's though). Mats on the Scout/Scoutmaster deaden the sound and muck up the pace and drive. Harry Weisfield designs this way for a reason. Give that platter a hearty rap with your knuckle (without a record on it, please). No ringing, no feedback.
Nuff said. But if anyone insists, I have a 95.00 Audioquest Sorbo mat I'll let go for a low low price....