The Orea is definitely a better looking item, for sure, but as for its effectiveness over that of the Puck, I've not read much on that. The site seems to indicate the Orea can be more closely matched to the weight of the item its supporting; however, it seems to me the Mini's would be better at reaching that sweet spot in the weight to Orea/Puck ratio as you're dealing with each device with a max weight of 6lbs vs 16lbs.
I'm trying to figure out why three vibration control pods would be better than five, six or seven spread out under the device if the total weight they're supposed to support is close. For instance 48lb max with three Oreas vs 42lb max with 7 Mini's if the component weight 30lbs.
I've got a pair of light floor standing speakers I'd like to try but these do not have screw threads in the bottom. Isoacoustics says in one of their questions answered that the Gaia is intended for screw-in only and that the Orea would be better for speakers without screw holes.
But they don't address whether the Orea can sit directly on carpet under the speaker or if they, too, need to be placed into the floor spikes they sell.
Anyone know if the Orea can be placed directly on carpet, by chance?