Isolation Feet for Garrard 301 wood plinth


Now that I have my table competed (almost) and table set up. I am looking for some suggestions as to what to put under the wood plinth, the plinth's main structure is bamboo ply, with Padauk wood feet 1.75" x 1.75" x 1" in height. the feet are machined square and true and look very nice with all the other contrasting woods. Bamboo, Padauk (feet and arm board), rose wood and maple inset. I have pictures in my profile. I have the table sitting on a 18"x24"x3 granite slab 165lbs that is sitting directly on the 3 posts of the top shelf of my Lovan Stand with each shelf sitting in pin points all the way to the floor and sitting on brass cups about 2" in diameter and 1/2 thick. I have fantastic stability and very little movement when walking around the room but I do get nose when taping the plinth and stand through the system ie cart etc. Its a dull thud but I think some sort of isolation may be in order between one of the layers most likely the plinth and granite. This set up worked very well for my previous set up the oracle Delphi. I would like to find something that is not going to take away from the visuals of what I think its a beautiful plinth but give me what I need to solve the issues. I also can not afford to replace my whole rack system at this time maybe in the future. budget up to lets say $1000. I will need 3 min but most likely 4 as the table is about 60lb total now. Have to say it sounds wonderful best move I made in audio in a long time picking up that Garrard 301 and building a table out of it. I will be adding some upgrades in the future like platters etc but for now i'm enjoying music again.

I added a Herbies audio record mat and looked at there feet they would work but to be honest not very attractive, I've seen some nice brass feet can not remember if they had any isolation.

Anyway to you my like minded hobby friends

glennewdick
oh one last bit I was thinking of cupping the feet and simply putting some squash balls or sorbothane balls but was concerned with stability.
Townshend Audio Seismic Pods.
Congratulations on an exceptionally beautiful plinth under your 301. The rest of your system is very well matched, and must provide nothing but hours and hours of rewarding listening pleasure.

I built my own Garrard (a 401), wall-mounted it, put a sandbox under it, and used Edensound Bear Paws under it. In your case, I think some isolation might be in order, between the granite and your plinth. You can experiment by trying out some inexpensive Vibropods, and see if it helps.

That would isolate your table from any energy transfer from the granite to your plinth. Might be worth a try.

Best of luck, regards,
Dan

I may try the Vibropods as a temp idea as they are relatively inexpensive while I do some research on others like the Townshend Audio Seismic pods. the ability to adjust height is a plus.

Any other suggestions ? I've seen a few doing searches but to be honest a lot of them out there are rather hokey looking and or plane ugly.

Oh and thank you for your complements Dan
One option:
http://www.amcanaudio.com/?product_cat=footers

I've also used Audio Technica AT616 & AT636 with success, depending on the weight of the turntable.


Daedalus Isolation Devices (DiD’s) is your answer. Contact Lou and ask him where best to use them...
I don’t know how he got to this certain combination of woods and metals in all the right place but they really are good --and I tried Stillpoints Ultras and many many others.
The DiDs do all the ’rights’ that other fosters do, with none of the ’wrongs.’
He also has them available integrated into a platform. 

At their low price, Geoff Kait’s isolation springs are sure worth a shot.

thank you all for so many suggestions I really have to say there is a few that have caught my eye as I will be adding a copper mat and brass platter down the road the copper/brass ones from amcanaudio look very nice.



I have Stillpoints under my Garrard, and it is sitting on a Vibraplane
@glennewdick, that plinth looks luxurious! Superb!

I also use a Garrard 301 (restored by Loricraft) on a Birch ply plinth. I did not like the way it sounded isolated by squash balls or any such softer material. It sounded best properly coupled to the rack via Track Audio Footers. If you have an issue with footfall (suspended floors) then coupling would not be an option. I have no experience in decoupling though.
401 here with no damping or anything soggy - loses info. Directly coupled to granite using metal points. 
thanks everyone, I've bene playing around with some metal points and some sorbothane I do think the points sound better so i'm ordering some nice copper ones thanks all.
 
I use Steve Blinn's Isopeds - you can find them here on Audiogon.  I generally use the large ones but you cols certainly get away with the smaller ones too.

Beautiful Plinth you have made for your TT

Good Listening


Peter
Stillpoints under my 301
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Be careful not to overload your bearing with increased weight of copper mat and/or brass platter.

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Thanks for the heads up noromance I've considered this already from a friends advice i'll be upgrading the bearing when and if I go to a heavier platter. I've been running it stock as for now and i'm quite happy i'm in the middle of other upgrades so mods are on hold for now.

 I had the need to upgrade my phono section when I sold my Luxman and went to a SET 300b tube integrated amp. I'm also in the middle of having my wood guy bore another hole in the rear for another arm set up, 9" or 10"  this time for the lighter weight carts. so lots going on.

I have Audio Technica AT616 under my 301 with pretty good success.  I've often thought about spring loading it the way my Dual 1229 is from the factory, or in a more extreme case the chasis of my EMT927.  Both of which seem to work exceptionally well.


i'm using some steel pin points i find they help focus everything better then the sorbothane I have also tried. seems everything I used that isolated softened the presentation the hard points tighten everything up and adds to the detail.  
Glen congrats on a really nice system. Love the plinth of your 401. I never got good results from granite in my system. There was a time I had my TT resting on a granite top. Had to abandon it . Too much ringing. Just something to ponder ...
Pradeep

I don't seem to get that effect but mind you my slab of granite is 165lb and sitting on a three legged stand with pin point isolation on every shelf. I also have the plinth on three pin points on top of the granite. That said I have my wood working guy boring another hole for a second arm and also making me a 4" think bamboo shelf i'm going to try under the table mostly for esthetics but may help in sound as well.
 
Yeah, a 3" slab of granite or bluestone ain’t going to ring. If any stone slab rings when you strike it with a hammer, don’t strike it when the music’s playing and you’ll be fine.
Yeah, years ago I moved my 401 off the concrete floor to my new oak table and was dismayed by the loss of ...everything. Sat it on concrete slab on top of oak and that helped. Switching to granite brought it all together. Adding steel points between granite and plinth snapped focus into shape. Can’t imagine a Loricraft plinth working well with those squash balls.