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    Quote Originally Posted by Stryder5 View Post


    I never said anyone was being criticised, quite the opposite, I havn't threatened anyone with violence, no idea where that came from, and I'm pretty sure people can speak for themselves.
    Gary, I didnt say you said anyone was being critised or that you've threatened violence either -Your communication is confusing - take a chill pill

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    Steady lads. Keep it nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Steady lads. Keep it nice.
    Always the aim with me Geoff as you know - I do wonder sometimes though

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Steady lads. Keep it nice.
    No problem thanks

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    RDC cones and platforms. String Concepts platforms, Clear Light Audio Racks, BrightStar Audio Isonodes.

    Ikea Bamboo butchers blocks have been written about as being good isolation platforms - read here http://www.theaudiobeat.com/blog/ikea_aptitlig.htm. I bought one to try but haven't got round to it yet.
    Regards Neil

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    2 schools of thought on this. One is that every component is capable of having its performance changed by what it sits on. The other is that only components susceptible to vibration - like a turntable - can be affected by what they sit on.

    The second school of thought is the logical, textbook one. It is the one I am inclined to agree with. I mean how can what a solid state power amp, for example, sits on possible affect its performance? Except that in my own experience I reckon I have heard differences when siting components such as cd players and solid state amplifiers on various surfaces and materials. Not big differences, very subtle differences. Subtle enough that it could be imagination? Yes, maybe. Nevertheless it bugs me. I recall siting a power amp on some rubberised anti-vibration feet designed for washing machines. I quickly removed them as I was convinced It made the sound worse from the first few bars of the test-track.

    In any case to answer the o/p - I currently don't use anything except the feet the equipment came with, but based on previous experimentation I reckon wooden supports of some type are the way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalek Supreme D L View Post
    RDC cones and platforms. String Concepts platforms, Clear Light Audio Racks, BrightStar Audio Isonodes.

    Ikea Bamboo butchers blocks have been written about as being good isolation platforms - read here http://www.theaudiobeat.com/blog/ikea_aptitlig.htm. I bought one to try but haven't got round to it yet.
    Very interesting Neil and not daft money either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    2 schools of thought on this. One is that every component is capable of having its performance changed by what it sits on. The other is that only components susceptible to vibration - like a turntable - can be affected by what they sit on.

    The second school of thought is the logical, textbook one. It is the one I am inclined to agree with. I mean how can what a solid state power amp, for example, sits on possible affect its performance? Except that in my own experience I reckon I have heard differences when siting components such as cd players and solid state amplifiers on various surfaces and materials. Not big differences, very subtle differences. Subtle enough that it could be imagination? Yes, maybe. Nevertheless it bugs me. I recall siting a power amp on some rubberised anti-vibration feet designed for washing machines. I quickly removed them as I was convinced It made the sound worse from the first few bars of the test-track.

    In any case to answer the o/p - I currently don't use anything except the feet the equipment came with, but based on previous experimentation I reckon wooden supports of some type are the way to go.
    My thoughts exactly too Martin.

    I really like the look of these Panzerwood pointy spikes for under my amp and cd and have a hunch they would be good but cant justify the price

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieGong View Post
    My thoughts exactly too Martin.

    I really like the look of these Panzerwood pointy spikes for under my amp and cd and have a hunch they would be good but cant justify the price
    Yes the prices can be silly and are totally unjustified as there is no science to back them up, therefore no R&D costs and the actual material content is pennies. I've been intending to make my own supports by simply cutting blocks from a strip of 2x2, as soon as I find a suitable length of wood in a skip.
    Martin



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    Isolation feet? Does 16 'phases' of Mana [and therein about 150 stainless steel spikes] count?

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