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Machina Dynamica Spring 2nd Layer Isolation = Massively Improved Sound

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Posted on March 9, 2017 at 08:18:56
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I have long thought about double stacking boards and springs under my Oppo 105 CD player, but only got around to it a couple days ago

I experimented with I had on hand, a 2.5 x 6 x 12" marble slab, which was too big to fit under the player's shelf without the large springs touching- no bueno.

Geoff said to buy an 18 x 18 bluestone stepping stones/slabs (very heavy slabs are about an 1 1/2" thick and 18x18" and weighs about 40 lb

), but I wanted to use stuff I had on hand. I had a couple stacking gym weights , one was about the same weight as the marble block, but considerably smaller- no longer touching the large springs- muy bueno

On top of the player is a ~ 6" x 1/2" puck made with lead shot + silicone binder

I added 2 more springs under the player (6), which is not symmetrically balanced, as most components

I have been listening to Randy Travis' Heros and Friends, with a wide variety of voices and instruments. WOW. Everything improved, most notably resonance, but depth and focus as well


 

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hmm, still looks like you're getting some vibration ;-) (nt), posted on March 9, 2017 at 08:34:59
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"most notably resonance", posted on March 9, 2017 at 08:53:33
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Another thing to try is to put all of your files on a SSD and play music with no moving parts. Muy Bueno with no spinning, dirty plastic disks and mis-tracking laser beams shooting all over the place.

 

RE: hmm, still looks like you're getting some vibration ;-) (nt), posted on March 9, 2017 at 09:51:56
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yeah you right!!!

 

RE: hmm, still looks like you're getting some vibration ;-) (nt), posted on March 9, 2017 at 09:53:30
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Or playing "Oingo Boingo", perhaps.

 

ping-pong percussion ;-), posted on March 9, 2017 at 10:57:03
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I actually have a copy of this album :-/
(tho' the photo's not mine)

all the best,
mrh

 

RE: hmm, still looks like you're getting some vibration ;-) (nt), posted on March 9, 2017 at 13:34:27
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That's the room vibrating - the equipment is perfectly still.

 

:-), posted on March 9, 2017 at 15:23:28
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This isn't EXACTLY the clip I wanted to attach, but it addresses the idea of "relativity" relatively well :-)

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Yep, posted on March 9, 2017 at 16:21:30
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springs really improved playback for me too
ET

"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do suck seed" - Curly Howard 1936

 

RE: ping-pong percussion ;-), posted on March 9, 2017 at 16:59:17
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That's "Bongo", not "Boingo"..... ;-]
   

 

RE: hmm, still looks like you're getting some vibration ;-) (nt), posted on March 9, 2017 at 17:34:17
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LOL. The camera battery was weak and flash did not pop up, slowing the shutter speed

 

bingo! ;-) (nt), posted on March 11, 2017 at 15:13:47
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