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RE: Sheesham / Indian Rosewood Platform

The effect in the particular application I described, beneath the front spikes of the Cremonas, was to open up the soundscape. In other words the space around the sounds took on a more three dimensional aspect. In the Anonymous Four cd Gloryland there was more delineation within the acoustic space that the four voices occupied. This was also apparent with the cymbals and drum kit in the Brad Mehldau Trio's cd of Blues and Ballads. This effect I've described occurred when the brass shim was added to the ebony/Herbie's combo, and disappeared when it was taken away. Incidentally using carbon fiber exclusively under the Cremonas produced an unpleasantly harder sound that seemed dramatically less natural to me. As you know, better than most, there are many materials and strategies to isolate, damp, drain or improve the sound of an audio component. I can't lay claim to having comprehensively tried them all I just have over the years accumulated an assortment of them which to my ear have a synergistically positive effect in my systems, as well as being relatively economical.

I haven't experimented with other metals except, many years ago to compare brass washers to steel, in that case preferring brass but as I said that was a long time ago and the application was different.


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