Ceramic insulator cone under phono stage shocker!

I have used small ceramic insulator cones underneath my phono stage for quite some time.
Previous phono was a Gold note ph10 and it did not make ANY audible difference I could detect which way up the cones were so I had left them cone upwards.

When I changed my phono to a Manley Chinook I just left the cones same way.
This afternoon I decided to flip them over so cone down just to see.

I honestly could not and cannot believe the difference!
I may have lost a smidge of low bass but everywhere else is improved in spades.
Much more detail, resolution, air, imaging, dynamics.
Just completely shocking how much better a small change has made.

But I am perplexed why such a huge change on the Chinook where I noted nothing on the ph10?

Any theories here?
Whoa! What?! Hey, you were the one who mentioned it. Cut me some slack, Jack!
Why, with a set of Machina Dynamica Super Stiff Springs, of course. Which I myself have just received .
Jeez guys
How on earth did my thread about ceramic cones under my phono stage morph into the Geoff and Sleepy show?