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In Reply to: RE: isolation devices / coupling devices etc posted by soulfood on July 04, 2012 at 04:27:19
Asking for rationalizations? or reasons others use them?
The comments could just degenerate into arguments of wishful thinking vs rationalists fast.
i go with many claim they work, and my own experience says they certainly do not harm, and seem to help.
I would never spend a lot of money on fancy ones. My $1.25 bottle stoppers (I must own well over fifty by now) work for me..
Original tip toes $7.50 each. Teak blocks from cut up cheeseboards from Goodwill, $1 each (pretty rare now, only old 1970's ones were real teak)
Round patio bricks $1 on sale.. I tried corks, but they did not impress...
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I gave away a bag of them some time ago.
No way are aluminum machined discs gonna be $0.50
Maybe you got some on a closeout?
I am not looking for rationalization, actually I trying to understand why and how these things might work so I can make a better choice in trying something in the future. If I try something and it changes the sound, it doesn't mean all things will change the sound, I am not trying to start flame wars. People experience what they experience. I am just trying to figure out more of this audio hobby. Unlike some posters, at least you have some suggestions. Norm
Whenever any sort of 'alternative' ... feet, cables anything not mainstream some are gonna gripe about it. It is just part of the process here.
I've found "harder" materials - brass, other metals, wood, maybe ceramics? (haven't tried any) work towards more satisfying results than "soft" materials such as Sorbothane or various rubber. Then again Herbie's Audio Lab has some materials that are on the soft side that work quite well.
I liked vibrapods a lot until I moved to something harder...
It REALLY depends on your application/goals, as implementation works at "tuning" your system, which is a very personal thing! Ya gotta play with it...
"One this was all Black Plasma and Imagination" - Michael McClure
I'll second looking into Herbie's. In general his stuff is not too expensive and works really well. I cut up Black Holes for tuning materials.
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