Glai, have you done any experimentation with other speaker footers such as decoupling devises or other spikes?
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I use Cerabase from finite element which yielded better results than the fairly nice stock cones.
I have not tried stillpoint for speakers. I have stillpoint racks under my amps and they are nice improvement.
I used to own the Opus Ceramique, then the Eidolon Diamond and finally the Isis.
Opus Cera is fairly easy to drive and so is the Isis. Your amps have no problems.
If the bass modes are properly addressed, there is no timing problems with all the Avalon models. If room modes are not addressed, the bass excitation can spoil the midrange + timing. I suspect the opus cera is designed for closer to wall placement, smaller rooms in asia or europe.
The ceramic bass drivers is limited in output. The bass alignment of the Indra is slightly suppressed as measured by stereophile. This would yield a even bass response with some boundary reinforcement. You are looking at a speaker with less bass output than the indra.
I would sway the opus cera is the most coherent because drivers are of similar material. It provides a taste of the Avalon imaging and resolution. Ulimately, It sounded too restrained in macro dynamics.
I'm considering Stillpoints, they provide a noticeable improvement under my turntable. Avalon Acoustics included spikes with my speakers. Even so, I'm questioning newer designs and considering an in home comparison between Stillpoints and Sistrum Apprentice spikes.
Spikes are like limitations under your speaker. The Avalon spikes look nice, but they are still spikes.
I am stillpoint dealer. When you test and compare you understand how worse a spike works. A lot of the energy of the speakers units gets lost by the use of a spike. There stays a lot more energy when you use the Stillpoints.
You hear more air, instruments and voices get a sharper individuel focus. And they become even more physical. Beside this the overall sound gets more authority. Low freq. get a much better timing.
I was amazed how much is lost when you use spikes!