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.
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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
Emcdade, how have the footers worked out for you. I have the Sopra 2 speakers also. Results as expected, installation easy?

thanks. 
I bought the Gaia ll for my towers and the hype is real! The imaging appeared - I have not heard the Doors LA woman like this before.
I am working on a subwoofer and machining feet was going to cost as much or more than just buying the Gaia IIIs and including them.  I have tried no feet and feet, not an alternative but they make a huge difference.  

As a result, I ship Orea pucks standard with my stands to place under my speakers.

When i introduce floor-standing speakers the Gaia feet will be standard.  Too good of a product to try and create a workaround.  
So if you had large speakers that nevertheless were still standmounts, where do the Gaias go?  Between the speaker and the stand, or stand and floor.  If the latter, how do you couple/decouple the speaker/stand interface?
Same experience with the Gaias, improved resolution esp mid bass, I have wood over cement slab floor in the listening room, so no need for spikes and imagine others with less solid floors will have even better results.  
@twoleftears - You would want to use Orea Pucks most likely instead of Gaias as the Gaias get screwed into the speaker or footing hardware.

Check out my Olneya stands as this will provide a simple visual:

https://verdantaudio.com/collections/verdant-audio-speakers/products/olneya-stand?variant=26547277168740

Because the pucks are integrated into my stands, I have machined recesses to make placement super easy.  This is not required.  Just take care to space them evenly.  

Take the weight of your speakers and divide by the number of pucks you would want to use which would typically be 3. That will give you the appropriate weight rating to decide which Orea (Bronze, Indigo or Bourdeaux) to use.

The Orea Puck has sort of a suction cup surface on the top and bottom (the Gaias have it on the bottom). Puck sets on stand, speakers sit on pucks.
Thanks!
Has anyone compared the Studio/Professional Iso-pucks with the Home/Audiophile Oreas?