Magico and Symposium


Just put a Symposium Super Plus under my Magico Q3s.Im using the unit with Copper spikes as i have a carpet/wood/concrete floor.First you must remove the stainless steal spikes then place speaker on Symposium platform. You will get better bass depth and detail,better stage and more information detail.This will work under any good floor standing speaker.
ebm
Best kept secret in the world - symposium super plus under each speaker. I cannot believe speaker manufacturers don't sell them together.  Added bonus - keeps the vibrations out o the rest of the house as well - the wife will love them!
I use them under bed posts.  Keeps the vibrations from disturbing neighbours.
Thanks for the really important reply!!
Lol
Jump on 4 of them now!!!!!!
I have jumped on 8 DUDE!!!!

Wow! They must be really, really important!!!!
I was thinking about possible options to improve the vibration control on my new Magico S5 Mk2 speakers. I initially thought I might be able to order the new MPods made for the new M3, however they’re only offered in a set with the (superfluous) t-bar @$9600USD a set!

An alternative option some of my friends use is Stillpoints Ultra 5’s, though imho they work better fitted sloped-side up with the Ultra bases which would add quite a bit of height vs the factory spikes & might upset the tweeter level, especially with the ear position on my sofa.

In the end, I decided to use the factory spikes, though I was toying with the idea of trying some BDR Mk4 Mini pits at some point, or maybe the slightly bigger Mk3’s in lieu of the factory bases. What do you guys think?
new option is the Townsend seismic podium-excellent reviews and when I contacted the distributor in the US they were 3800 pair. Hopefully when and if the Canadian dollar improves I will order a set.
Symposium is much better than Townsend or Stillpoints Symposium will isolate the speaker from the room and floor.Im using the Super Plus with copper spikes on a carpet/wood/cement floor I'm getting better bass detail,better specificity of images with much more detail.Highs and midrange detail is better as well with better microdynamics and better soundstage imaging  as well.Symposium costs less than Townsend as well.Copper spikes are better sounding than stainless steel .You should call Symposium and talk to Peter.Well good luck.

Wow so much information!
Thanks very much.
ebm OP
3,412 posts
07-31-2016 10:35am
"Symposium is much better than Townsend or Stillpoints Symposium will isolate the speaker from the room and floor."

Huh? Aren't you actually isolating the rest of the system from the speakers? Why would you worry about isolating the speakers from the floor? For one thing the crossovers are under direct vibration from the speakers so the crossovers cannot be isolated.

Maybe your right it does however sound much better.Thanks for your wonderful reply.

I'm using the Super Plus with copper spikes on a carpet/wood/cement floor I'm getting better bass detail,better specificity of images with much more detail.
Sounds like you are having good results.

My experience with the Townshend podiums under my Q3s was if anything less detail 😉  but a more natural bloom and body to the bass. Again my experience of live bass is that the crack/thump often seen as good and 'detail' is actually unnatural emphasis of leading edges. Real bass sounds blossom into reality (I'm using a double bass as my reference here) and the podiums really helped this come into being

Heather Masse's bass at the Wailing Jenny's this last Saturday sounded just like this and it's a very natural sound that dealing with this part of the speaker has helped with

Hopefully you are getting a similar result from the Symposium -- did you actually compare it directly with Townshend products on your Q3s?


 I'm sure the Townshend is wonderful i heard it on S5 mk 2 at a friends  system so i can't say for sure as long as you are getting such wonderful results I'm sure its great.