Isoacoustics Gaia ll footers plus carpet spikes


Where is the terminus for this perverse hobby?  I invested heavily in ATC 40 active floor standers only to be enticed with possible improvements using Gaia ll footers and carpet spikes.  I bit and voila, more discretionary income succumbed to the insanity.  

The footers performed the usual audiophile magic of cleaning up upper bass, providing a better foundation for low bass, stabilized the vocals.  Then the carpet spikes did more of the same and improved imaging.  Reminded me of the old days when we would place machined aluminum cones under floor standers and improve everything.

I wish all of this were psychoacoustic and I could return everything, but it seems all too tangible so it stays.
celtic66
@celtic66 ...never had the opportunity to audition the ATC's, on my to do list.
What do you think of them? Look good on paper.
IMO; if you have the dollars and an open mind the upgrades never end.
Dollars, open mind and adequately revealing system.

OP, how do you put the spikes under the Gaia footers?
They're just a flat cup/small circular tray with three rather ferocious spikes on the underside.  I would imagine you enlist a helper and have them rock the speaker to one side, and insert one or two.  Repeat until done.  One thing's for sure: once the footers are in the spike cups, you're not sliding the speaker anywhere...
Mental,

Really have jumped off of the audiophile carousel.  These check all of the boxes.  Of course I’m running them with a top front end, otherwise it all suffers.  I reviewed the speakers here a couple of months ago under category speakers.

I truly am listening only to music and not equipment.  I’ve no ego in this and readily admit to having owned many less than stellar pieces during 45 years of the hobby.  The were all fun.

I decided to go for broke and stop continually upgrading.  It’s great!  Hope this helps.  Ciao
I normally scoff at people who think they can tell anything about a system from a YouTube video...

BUT, there is an A/B demo of the Gaia’s on there from Pursuit Perfect System that is just crazy.  He’s got them on KEF refs and you can EASILY hear the improvements they are making.  Much more focused imaging and vocals.  Much more articulate bass, and even more extension.

I have Sopra 2’s and considering Isoacoustics demos the footers on these I’ve taken the plunge too.  $1,350 was a tough pill to swallow but I honestly can’t imagine any other upgrade for even 5 times that amount that would have that much impact.
I saw that same video a few months ago and I have to agree the difference was very noticeable. Seriously considering the iii’s