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In Reply to: RE: Time to move on posted by 4everyoung on July 19, 2016 at 08:54:22
garylkoh, founding member of the what's best forum, CEO and Chief Designer of Genesis Advanced Technologies says that the EAR C-1002 viscoelastic damping material is incredible. There is IMHO no comparison between this stuff and the rubber cork rubber that I have experienced. Be aware that the EAR can and likely will stain almost anything it is put on. I use a layer of plastic wrap on something that I don't want stained. When I listened to the rubber cork rubber footers that came with my amp I thought they sounded like woodpecker puke. EAR RULES. Ask Michael Percy what he thinks. He Who Must Not Be Named, of course, doesn't like it. Tweaker
How exactly do you use the EAR damping material? Line the underside of component covers for example? I have found that simply removing a component cover helps.
The Audio Beat
You can get say 1/4" thick C-1002 from Percy or , since you are in the business maybe a sample from EAR although I am pretty sure they don't give out samples any more, and cut it to make feet to go under say the maple. Thicker is better IMO. You could build up to 1" by stacking the 1/4". Maybe someone you know has some you can try. I use it in a tripod configuration, 4 if better stability is needed. It will stain things so use a barrier where needed. Far better than sorbothane according to Gary Koh at Genisis and I agree. Tweaker
...those maple platforms are siting on carpet right now between my speakers which Pierre says is a bad thing. So I first need to spike them to the floor or????? My equipment rack is on the side wall but no room for mono tube amps.
The Audio Beat
You don't have to spike them. Don't know what would be best but you could use brass or EAR in a tripod on the rug if it is stable enough. You could lay down a board of yellow poplar and put the maple on top of it with small brass acorn cap nuts or EAR Isodamp between the two boards if it would look ok and be stable. I have speakers on brass cap nuts on 3/4" yellow poplar then EAR, than another YP board than EAR then the floor. Tweaker
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