IMO; if you have the dollars and an open mind the upgrades never end.
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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...
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 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.
@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:
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.