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    another little tweak worth doing is sticking these under your turntables feet or between layers of wood. i noticed an improvement in decay straight away.


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    Sony TTS-8000 Turntable.
    PMAT-1010 MK6 Tonearm.
    Ortofon KB with vienna upgrade
    Sony X555ES Cd Player
    Yamaha NS1000m Speakers
    KARMA Interconnects & Tonearm Cable

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    Nice spot Jamie....these will work a treat.....they do cork sandwiched between rubber too....taking up to 50 psi....have you tried them out Jamie??.....ha..Just re-read your post...and of course you have tried them....

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    I like the price !
    I see others as well. Will punt around Amazon UK.
    Wow. All sorts. Food for thought

    Are you using 3 or 4 under the turntable ?
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    i got mine from the amazon.com,they arrived in no time at all.
    i use 4,1 under each foot and another 4 between 2 shelves.

    My System
    John Wood KT88 Amp.
    Paradise Phono Stage
    Sony TTS-8000 Turntable.
    PMAT-1010 MK6 Tonearm.
    Ortofon KB with vienna upgrade
    Sony X555ES Cd Player
    Yamaha NS1000m Speakers
    KARMA Interconnects & Tonearm Cable

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    Quote Originally Posted by karma67 View Post
    i got mine from the amazon.com,they arrived in no time at all.
    i use 4,1 under each foot and another 4 between 2 shelves.

    There is a suggestion that using pads like this directly under the TT can kill dynamics.

    Have you noticed anything like that?
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Raspberry Pi 3+/Allo Boss 1.2/Isolator 1.3 & Firebottle LPSU with Volumio & JRiver
    Amplification: Nelson Pass Derived DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Neurochrome Modulus 686 Amplifier
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
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    They're not squishy like some isolaters though. I think it is the squishiness that kills 'dynamics'.
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    *Sony SCD XB790QS* Nelson Pass DCB1 / Krell KSA100 mkII * JM Lab Electra 926 *


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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    They're not squishy like some isolaters though. I think it is the squishiness that kills 'dynamics'.
    Ah, cool. I'll have a look at these then.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Raspberry Pi 3+/Allo Boss 1.2/Isolator 1.3 & Firebottle LPSU with Volumio & JRiver
    Amplification: Nelson Pass Derived DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Neurochrome Modulus 686 Amplifier
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

    Price List For SPOTFIRE Cables here:https://bit.ly/2Uxiv3j

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    If I was still turntabling I would deffo get some to try.
    Current Lash Up:

    *Sony SCD XB790QS* Nelson Pass DCB1 / Krell KSA100 mkII * JM Lab Electra 926 *


    'You fool! To think that your ape-brain could contain the full knowledge of the Krell!'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    There is a suggestion that using pads like this directly under the TT can kill dynamics.

    Have you noticed anything like that?
    not in the slightest mate but as macca says they are not squishy,they dont sag until the weight of the sony plinth and you know how heavy that is.
    My System
    John Wood KT88 Amp.
    Paradise Phono Stage
    Sony TTS-8000 Turntable.
    PMAT-1010 MK6 Tonearm.
    Ortofon KB with vienna upgrade
    Sony X555ES Cd Player
    Yamaha NS1000m Speakers
    KARMA Interconnects & Tonearm Cable

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    I am keen to begin with trialing different materials for isolation feet.
    I have access to this material in 300mm x 300mm pads, which I was considering to use under the Monoblock Amps. It would potentially have ended up in the TT Isolation Investigations as well.
    I see it is used as Sub Plinth Foot and Sub Foot Support in your set up.
    How did using this and increasing the positions of use in the support set up, show up as a improvement in your the system.
    I recently took my SP10 to a friends to trial out a few different MC's, after a few tracks we tried out different footers, initially by placing the needle on a Non Spinning LP, and having a light knock around the Stand and Sub Plinths and then the TT Plinth.
    After swapping out a few different materials and then combining materials, between the TT and the Sub Plinth, a combination of a thin foam as a base, a 10mm Blackwood Billet , another thin foam, a 10mm Blackwood Billet and a Soundcare foot making contact with the TT Plinth, produced a foot that was largely unaffected by the Light Knuckle Knocks on the Stands and Plinths, when compared to some of the earlier ones.
    On the first replay, following the last combination of materials foot being put into use, there was a immediate audible difference, Bass was much more clean,taught and cut off very precisely, I am sure there were other benefits offered as well, but maybe not so obvious.
    I am curious to learn if a certain type of tweak is beneficial to all, or whether they are room and stand dependent.

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