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Hi, I recently posted asking if anyone had experience with Barry Controls vibration isolation products and got zero (0) replies (is is my breath?)
In lieu of anybody else's feedback I would like to comment on what I am hearing JUST in case, someone's interested.
First, via Ebay, I tried the Barry Controls (they have various different models) rated for a few pounds per support for like 10 bucks--I figured what the hell, tried them under the cd player and surprisingly heard the usual increased clarity, separation of images and bass tightness associated with what I would call an improvement.
I then order some BC that were rated for heavier (30lb max) per support and put them under my tube amp and got the same results as mentioned and I'm thinking, huh, big bang, little buck.
I then tried them under my Spacedeck where they sucked the life out of it and I need to experiment more to be sure of the detrimental affect.
Then under my Dunlavy SCIII's that weigh 90lbs and at first thought the midrange had decayed some, as if some of the fullness was lost. But as I listened more, I realized that the images were clearer, the bass was tighter, less smearing and that I was hearing more like real music with clarity standing out as a result.
These little islolation devices do what they're supposed to, and if you can find them used via EBAY are highly recommended. My surprise is that once the speaker is set on (a set of three) them, any touch physically to the speaker has them moving slightly because they are suspended.
Why is it that having remove the spikes under the speakers which would be a rigid coupling (?) and replaced with the BC that literally rock, would the sound be improved as they are completely opposite ways of getting more out of a speaker set up?
I have extremely limited knowledge of the mechanics/physics involved and would love hear some comments since I know many of you have a tremendous education in this area.
These "controls" are used in military applications, so why not home stereo? Thanks in advance
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Topic - vibration redux - Ric 07:42:08 05/02/12 (16)
- I found these on Amazon, very inexpensive... - rlw 06:50:30 05/20/12 (6)
- RE: I found these on Amazon, very inexpensive... - Ric 07:36:27 05/20/12 (5)
- what I have done - BS64 06:31:52 05/05/12 (1)
- RE: what I have done - Ric 07:25:14 05/05/12 (0)
- depends on the floor - BS64 02:46:29 05/04/12 (0)
- John Dunlavy did not believe in anything under his speakers. He was wrong. nt - Norm 16:52:10 05/03/12 (0)
- RE: vibration redux - Jive Turkey 13:48:49 05/02/12 (1)
- RE: vibration redux - Ric 06:32:54 05/03/12 (0)
- RE: vibration redux - Jack G 08:24:54 05/02/12 (2)