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REVIEW: IsoAcoustics Inc. Orea Indigo Accessory

Model: Orea Indigo
Category: Accessory
Suggested Retail Price: $180
Description: Set of 3
Manufacturer URL: IsoAcoustics Inc.
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Review by el34eh@yahoo.com on July 03, 2018 at 13:41:36
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Hi All,

As there doesn't seem to be much located here on these footers, much like over on A'Gon I felt it's my duty to make others aware of what I hear as one of the most cost effective tweaks ( footers ) I've come across to date.

Being someone whom believe in paying attention to detail when it comes to squeezing every ounce of performance from any given component before writing it off, as all to often I've sold this or that component only to later on hear it in the person or shops system I sold it to and couldn't believe just how much better it sounded......., hindsight is I never knew much about the importance of a properly matched cabling loom, footers, racks, ac outlets earlier on.

Yet as my past mistakes came back to haunt me, I've taken it upon self since 2009, to pay more attention to an article written by Roy Gregory when he was the editor of Hi-Fi + ( currently over on The Audio Beat ) where he goes on about building a system foundation......., which starts at the wall ( makes sense to me, as clean, clear, stable power reaching ones component is a often over looked by some ) then onwards to ones power cords | Speaker Cables | Racks and Isolation Devices | and finally the ICs or Cable ( Digital | Toslink | USB | Ethernet ) closest to someone's Source component going into their Preamp or Integrated Amp ( in my case ) where each item has been isolated from vibrating resonance points which are inherent in each.

Yet as I've found the speakers with in fact tell ones owner which type of metal conductors they need ( be that Ag | Cu or SPC ) and its here that some mistakenly try to match said cables to an amp instead and then find themselves wondering what's wrong?, they're attempting to counterbalance the amps signature against that of the speakers which synergistically should been corrected from the start, and ending at said IC or cable further upstream as closest to the Source was in fact the one where a particular flavor of conductor pulled it all together.

Which then leads me to said Isolation Footers......., here I'm with my custom sized Sound Anchors Rack | Amp and Speaker Stands placing said Source | Integrated Amp | Speakers atop massive columns which control the resonance points within each in such a manner I've decided to ride out their wares for the remaining part of my life, so then placing those IKEA Bamboo Butcher Board atop them ( Amp | Rack that is ) and enjoying a sense of cleanliness which had been overlooked the first time around......., as it took all of 3-7 bars into one track I know well after placing these footers underneath my DAC placed atop one of these broads with Crystal Quartz Footers under it......., but locating each of the Orea Indigo Footers in key locations according to weight distribution underneath said DAC was for me a rude awakening in the first order......, as the music in itself took on a new found sense of realness I've never been exposed to before, and trust me I've visiting plenty of audio shops | people's homes | factories, since joining this hobby back in 1978, and have in all honesty ever been moved to tears by 3 guys systems ( one was @ Don Better Audio, which the other two were in fact in people's homes ) yet this same sense of emotional connection to the music itself stuck me in such away the first thing that came to mind was WTF!, and within 5 minutes came to realize there isn't very much more my system needs, as it to my ears | senses is clicking on all cylinders, and out of fear of altering what I've built upon would be a mistake........, but do take into account I'm not one whom is easily swayed by mere Hi-Fi Effects, as I don't listen to measurements or watch graphs in so much as gauge the reaction that both my wife and I have during listening sessions.

There are moments where we look at one another with tears in our eyes, and then for her to mention each song sounds " right and she feels the emotions each artist is trying to get across to the listener shines through ". To my mind when she shows this sort in reaction, I tend to pay attention, and then to have friends of mine I've known for over 30 years, whom have every setup I've owned state " this is the best anyone of your systems has ever sounded " let's just say strikes accord, as I had come to said same conclusions close to 5-8 months prior system wise that is.

But it took the introduction of these footers under my DAC to make me realize chasing this or that sound, of moving laterally at best, isn't wise. And narrowing down a few items like one more Sound Anchors Amp Stand | 2x NordOst QK-1s and another set of these footers to be rotated underneath either of my Integrated's are priorities, whereas other shit are merely wants, that I no longer wish to waste money on........, to me each of us should've a point during our quest with audio where seemingly it all locks in, and then it merely becomes a matter of conditioning ones mind to stop reading the audio rags | searching for the best next thing, when in fact what you've built before you, lest it's broken shouldn't be taken for granted and should hold your interest for years and years to come.

And while I'm aware this wasn't a formal review of any sort, in so much as a means of trying my best to reach out to those of you who know me, and say you owe it to yourself and to your friends to share these with........, I just can't think of any other tweak I've purchased over the years since 2003, besides say Shun Mook SDRs | Symposium Acoustics Rollerblock Series 2+ and MSA Nanotech BlackPods Footers which have made such a dramatic impact to my system in less then an entire track.

Thank me later........, as I'd believe each of you should hear clearly what these footers bring right out of the box, lest ones ears are shot, it's " that impactful ".

How does the old jargon go " snooze | lose ". I mean it........, hear these.

Product Weakness: None
Product Strengths: Layering unraveled before my eyes and ears, a greater sense of purpose to each fiber of the notes within the notes, balance, beauty of note and textual nuances never heard before now.

Associated Equipment for this Review:

Amplifier: Coda Technologies Unison 3 Ultra Edition | Pathos Acoustics Classic Model One MK lll
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Sources (CDP/Turntable): Bluesound Node 2 | Gustard DAC -X20 Pro
Speakers: Totem Acoustics
Cables/Interconnects: Jena Labs Trio Plus and Crimson ICs | Twin 5 LSCs.
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Acoustic Jazz ( 1953| current Bop | Be-Bop | Post Bop | Improvised) EDM | Deep House | World
Room Size (LxWxH): 22.50' x 12.5' x 8.8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Synergistic Research HFT | HFT Wide Angle
Time Period/Length of Audition: 3 weeks.
Other (Power Conditioner etc.): Chang Lightspeed CLS 6900 MK ll
Type of Audition/Review: Product Owner
Your System (if other than home audition): None.

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Topic - REVIEW: IsoAcoustics Inc. Orea Indigo Accessory - el34eh@yahoo.com 13:41:36 07/03/18 (20)


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