Mapman, I can never tell when you're being sarcastic. I sense you're not into the whole vibration isolation thing. Pity.
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Huh? The pads are not for acoustic isolation. There're for vibration isolation. Hel-loo! Here's the blurb from the web site.
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.
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.
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.
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.