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RE: Something Solid dissipating feet

While Sorbothane is an excellent shock absorber, the term "squishy" is the effect of stored energy that has not been sufficiently dissipated by the compliant material. The Something Solid design you pointed at involves no compliant material other than the compliance of the hardened balsa wood fibers, which may or may not have an identifiable sonic signature of its own, while the designer also implements a tripod of carbon fiber discs, which is questionable vs. a single large diameter and thickness carbon fiber disc as a better vibration wave blocker and resonant energy dissipator, since three small carbon fiber discs affixed to a balsa wood energy absorber does not seem to be an efficient energy dissipation method, IMO. However, I have no experience of the device nor any knowledge of the designer's objective, perhaps in terms of tuning the footer for audiophile purposes. just my 2 cents


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