Auralex ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform

Hi everyone

I saw this from a solicitation from MusicDirect.

Auralex ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform

I haven't found many reviews on it so I figure I would ask you experts here for your thoughts/comments.

I was thinking about using this under my Thorens TD 125 Mk2 TT. I have a headphone amp on another shelf of my audio rack separate from my TT but whenever I plug my XLR headphones into the amp it causes the tonearm to move.

This platform may help me I think.

Thanks in advance.
Have not used this particular product but have used other Auralex products including similar Subdude under speakers and have a lot of confidence in this companies products in general both from a performance and value perspective.

But if the Auralex platform rests on a rack/shelf that is not stable itself, it might not be effective in preventing bumps from jarring the tonearm even if effective from isolating the turntable and improving sound quality otherwise.

Best solution is a stable rack or platform to start with or put table on a separate more robust and sturdy platform from amps and other gear totally and go from there.

Gotta have the right solution for the right problem. Your problem sounds different from what this type of product is intended to address to start with.
Mapman's right; these pads are for acoustic vibration. IOW, isolating the TT from standing waves or feedback, or to neutralise the sound of the surface that the TT sits upon; ie, glass, wood.

I'm sure other members will have suggestions, but using a separate platform is a good idea. Try looking in the archives.
Hi you guys.

Thanks for the sage advice. You saved me $79 plus the hassle of the returns process. I'm going to look into the archives now for ideas.

Currently my Thorens TT has tip toe feet under it and that is sitting on a 1" thick maple block. Under that maple block are Edensound bearpaws with some thick rubber feet from washing machines under them. I definitely made a wrong turn somewhere here. I wish I could send you pictures of what I did.

Thanks again for the help.
Huh? The pads are not for acoustic isolation. There're for vibration isolation. Hel-loo! Here's the blurb from the web site.

Product Overview

The Auralex ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform is specifically engineered to decouple turntables from the supporting surfaces they rest on. The ISO-Tone diminishes structural vibrations and commonly associated acoustic feedback associated with desktops and DJ cases. Designed for turntablists, mobile DJs, audiophiles, rental houses and anyone seeking enhanced turntable performance, purity and accuracy, the ISO-Tone features a 0.75″ layer of black fabric-wrapped MDF that floats on a layer of Auralex’s proprietary Platfoam that protects turntables from unwanted vibrations. The 17.75″ W x 14.25″ D x 1.75″ H isolation platform accommodates most turntables and the low-profile design enables easy transport.
The sound of the system playing produces the vibrations that you are isolating against. There might be other sources of vibrations as well but typically that is the big one.

There, that was not so hard was it? :^)
At least we agree it's not acoustic isolation. ;-)
If you are a DJ and the woofers are pumping, those sound waves are going to vibrate the TT platform. That was my meaning of acoustic vibration and feedback; an external cause of vibration.
Obviously I failed to properly explain it.

3 Hail Marys and an act of contrition for me.
But we are not DJs. The primary problem is seismic vibration, the very low frequency stuff, below the frequency capability of speakers.
"The primary problem is seismic vibration"

No doubt. Darn planet! Just full of snafus. And we haven't even gotten to the topic of Tsunamis or massive earthquakes yet. That can be a really big problem for one's hifi!!!! Especially the turntable!!
Mapman, I can never tell when you're being sarcastic. I sense you're not into the whole vibration isolation thing. Pity.