Just some food for thought. Compared to their rigid brethren, they lacked the sense of easy clarity and sheer musical energy, with a more rounded and comfortable presentation. As in all things if you want the extra benefits then you will need to move to the next level and use a Track Audio Isolator platform under your speakers or subwoofer. Hear All The Sound You Paid. His Bright Star Audio company has been recognized as a leader, if not the leader, in this field of audio.
Set includes threaded rods and floor discs. Setting up the Sonus Faber Cremonas on the dubious surface provided by a hotel-room floor and its dodgy carpet, the slender tips sank home without any extra encouragement, delivering a positive, stable footing that made leveling the speakers simplicity itself, as well as achieving the optimum rake angle this model requires. By placing the spike on a small puck we make it impossible for the spike to contact the carpet or floor. Manufacturer Reply We at Bright Star would like to thank Karl Lozier for writing such a wonderful review of our products. When sitting on a concrete or stone floor it is unclear if a puck should be expected to do much in terms of vibrations. The requirements for use under a component and damping on top are unique and different. Room acoustics are a big factor too, and are very likely much more important than spikes! In that context, the influence of the decoupled spikes was altogether too much of a good thing, the rigid versions delivering greater insight and immediacy without undermining the overall structure of the music.
The pucks are much more attractive than the single picture I located of one. Barry's results, theories and product developments make an excellent starting point for almost anyone trying to figure out this disarmingly complex subject. Cabling speaker, interconnect, mains included: Atlas Mavros, Audience, Analysis Plus, TruSoundz, Mains cables R us. The idea that spikes are not really necessary for La Scalas has been around on this forum for a long time, based on many owners' experience, not just mine. Our products create an effective environment of high absorption around the component to drain away the destructive mechanical energy and change it to benign thermal energy. Please call Adona at 478-781-3400 to order.
They are undeniably pricey, but then one look at the material content and execution will more than justify the cost, while the performance -- both operational and musical -- underlines the fact that the surface interface provided for speakers cant be considered the afterthought it often so clearly is. They are of super-high quality and polished to a mirror finish. Install them and youll get a better setup much more quickly and easily -- and that translates directly into better sound. In this case there are a set of cones between the actual loudspeaker and its stand. Whether it's a speaker or a rack, the improvement in audio quality is very noticeable. Pace was sluggish, rhythm fell apart, transients were softened, bass lost all clarity, impact and tunefulness. However if you are interested in damping or isolating, they seem worth considering as an alternative to the now-conventional hard spikes and cones.
It seems doubtful that they will isolate the stand from the floor. To illustrate this we can use two examples. The Track Audio design does deal with several factors at once thus offering a more effective design solution. There are three visible many more inside though pieces making up the Track Audio Isolation spike, the top section where the threaded adaptors are screwed in place, a lower adjuster ring and an upper locking ring. In the same way, we might expect spikes at the base of the stand to provide isolation.
End of story or demonstration. December 2003 Moderately Priced Vibration Isolation Device Shootout At The Enjoy the Music. For more articles like this, visit: William Lemmerhirt, post: 1192431, member: 81215 You're not miles away but actually the opposite is true. This simple, neat system allows a somwhat out of date original isolation system to be replaced with a more up to date one. Compared to the reference the test sample could be marked in each parameter: 0 no change +1 smallest discernable improvement +2 clearly discernable improvement +3 wow — that's great -1 smallest discernable degradation -2 clearly discernable degradation -3 utter crap The qualities included: pitch; P. There is also an intermediate kind of product available from hardware or ironmongery stores. Installed on the Coincident Pure Reference Extremes, they alter the whole style and appearance of the speaker -- very much for the better as far as Im concerned.
Putting your hand on the spike and pushing on its side reveals that the spike moves slightly. The weight and vibrational forces of the speaker will then be pressed onto a much smaller area of carpet assuming the pucks are above the carpet than if no feet or spikes are used. Picture a pair of Genesis loudspeakers out just a few feet from the wall behind them. With the lowest prices online, cheap shipping rates and local collection options, you can make an even bigger saving. We literally have thousands of great products in all product categories. It is clear that used alone the fine, separately available, IsoNode anti-vibration feet were almost equaled overall by Stephen Monte's Isol-Pads.
The bass had also benefited and was a tad tighter and also now slightly more articulate than before. As some famous gourmet, or was it a lousy cook, said that the proof is in the pudding. The base of the stand also has spikes fitted — i. Protect your floors, isolate your gear and get your socks knocked off. Or drive a car with loose suspension.