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In Reply to: RE: Something Solid dissipating feet posted by KanedaK on February 14, 2017 at 06:14:00
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
I like how sorbothane sounds at low volume - it seems to add some depth and make the bass slightly more prominent, like a subtle loudness control.
However, loud (and I mean LOUD) replay volumes reveal a sluggish bass that seems to arrive a bit too Late.
I suspect airborne vibrations affect the performance of the sorbothane.
I ordered a set of 3 Something'Solid feet and will report later.
I couldn't find so much info on them, but the few comments I could find seem to be extremely positive.
They are to be put under my Revox B226 player whose stock feet are the worse I've ever encountered.
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