Aurios MIB Pro's - Set-up tips.

I have recently purchased a number of sets of Aurios Pro's and am staggered at how effective they are beneath my equipment. A bit expensive but a really worthwhile upgrade over my BDR cones and pucks.Not that I needed any specific instructions(there weren't any) on how to position them, I would be interested to hear if anyone has any particular set-up tips they would like to share.I have been unable to access the websites of Aurios and their distributor where I am sure that some set-up hints were once posted.

Hi Smp,
I recently purchased a bunch of Pro's myself, I agree that they can make quite a difference (positive) but I found that I was getting a metallic sound in my system when I sat my components directly on top of the Pro's, I played around and found better results when I decoupled the components from the Pro's. I'm currently using some homemade Mpingo disc's. This brought back a much more natural sound to the system while maintaining the benefits of the Pro's. I have heard other people use maple boards under the components or BDR cones setting on top of the Pro's. I'd be interested in other peoples expierience's as well. Good Luck.
At the risk of recommending something more expensive than you wanted to hear about, I use Signal Guard II isolation platters, which are terrific themselves, under each component with the four spiked feet of each platter resting in a Pro to each foot. The platters are not cheap, and it means 4 Pros under each component, but the effect is extraordinary. Particularly effective with turntables and CD players/transports. The spiked feet of speakers go right into the Pros, of course.
I suggest that rather than using the Aurios to support individual components, use them to support your entire equipment rack. You can either use the threaded holes atop the Aurios, or better yet place a board (wood, mdf, carbon fiber, etc.) between the Auiros and the rack.
I just bought two more sets of Pros from Audionut (no affiliation, just a customer). Results can vary when used with other tweaks, but they do tighten up things. Usually, I use the Pros with the 5/8" balls.

I tend to use Maple butcher block, spikes, BDR #4 cones or the 5/8" balls with the Pros. Sometimes I make an "Aurios sandwich" with butcher block in the middle. It does make my system seem more like other stereo systems that are more expensive and better laid out than mine. I like that.

I have the Pros or the 1.2's under everything, even the subs.
Do the tungsten balls really do much under the pros?
In my experience, the tungsten balls really do much under the pros. I have Pros under all my equipment and I have found the tungsten balls' effect to be similar throughout - basically more of the same thing that the Pros do already.

I have also used the tungsten balls between inexpensive Sorbothane feet and the gear they supported with, IMHO, a mild improvement in clarity and focus.
Some quick thoughts, I have the Aurios 1.2 not Pros, I like 61's thinking and haven't done it yet but at some time I plan to place platform under audio rack and float entire rack on Aurios. 61 can you give further details on sound vs using directly under each component?

If you have floor standing box speaker you really have to try Aurios under speakers, may require flat level platform base depending on floor surface. I found this gave me greater positive increase in sound vs floating CDP on Aurios, of course you can do both. I had previously used large brass cones under speakers and much prefer Aurios 1.2, your instincts tell you it can't work but listen to your ears instead.

I also encourage people to follow Bryceeboys suggestions and try some wood puck between top bearing and metal gear bottom surface. Also try different bearing balls, McMaster Carr has brass, titanium and many other bearing balls of all sizes very reasonable prices.

The top bearing, whatever material, is important accessory to reduce surface contact area and allows easier set-up.
Megasam, never tried them under an individual component. When used under my Target stands they add a degree of focus and image sharpness. They also took out a little muddiness from the mid-bass.