Thanks for your review, I have a Classic 3 and I've been wondering about isolation. For example, I was thinking of an isolation platform like Minus K, which isolate the table from environmental vibrations. I wonder how an isolation platform compares to Terrastone plinth and footers, reading their website they do say the following in FAQs "preventing entry structure-borne vibration and helping attenuate internally generated mechanical energy as well."
I am with you on the Terrastones. I put them under my preamp, its separate power supply, the CD player...and they all sound better Three cheers for Dan
I purchased these terrastone products based partly on your success stories stringreen. I read several post about bearpaws vs terrastone. Now that I have had a few more days to listen, the terrastone clearly outperforms the brass footer. The brass bearpaw is a nice upgrade and does make a good improvement. The terrastone footer is a jump ahead of the brass bearpaws though. Both of them are very nice products and I would definitely recommend the brass bearpaw over the stock VPI footers. Then again, if you can spare the extra cash, the terrastone footers are a nice step up.
I am also going to get some small terrastone footers to put under my tube phono as well when funds allow. I just spent all I will allow myself this month on this set of footers and plinth for my table.
Just a comment about the Terrastone plinth with another turntable- the Raven One. I ordered one from Dan a year or so ago, on Jeff Catalano's recommendation.
Note that I committed the cardinal audiophile sin of changing more than one variable at a time in that I also remounted the Raven on a dedicated and more rigid stand.
All my front end is well isolated from the rest of my listening room and my Raven has the original( and somewhat compliant) Stillpoint feet, so I was not expecting big changes. Even so I believe I have gained a clearer midrange and more open treble. The Terrastone material is stiff and quite well damped.
I have no experience with the Terrastone footers.
Dan was easy to deal with and responsive to my particular needs.
As you can tell, I am very satisfied with my purchase. These footers are great for VPI turntables. I will tell you they are different than the footers pictured on the site. Dan has not put a picture of the VPI specific footer on his website yet. I would be glad to send you some pictures of my setup. Dan has a good return policy. These footers for the VPI table is a stock item for Dan so, you can send them back if you don't like them. I wouldn't expect you would be sending them back after you get to listen to how they improve the sound.
In addition to all the Terrastones I have in place, I also have Bearpaws under the turntable. If I put them under the turntable...... Can it be that too much of a good thing is too much?
I recently purchased the Terracone footers for my Super Scoutmaster. These are the ones that are a combination of Terrastone and brass. These footers are a huge improvement over the VPI feet.
Dan from Edensound also sent me an additional set of footers to try out that are completely made of Terrastone with a round bearing on the bottom.
I liked the combination of brass and Terrastone better with the Terracone footers. I also liked the easy leveling capabilities of Terracones better. I can email photos of both to anyone interested.
I am very interested in the Terrastone plinth. I'd like to see photos if anyone can email. I have been wanting to replace the maple cutting board I have been using. My email address is: email@example.com
What did you have under your Classic prior to using the terrastone plinth? Did you ever try a maple block? I did replace the stock feet with the Edensound Bearpaws, which worked out great, but I also have my Classic on a 3-inch maple block. I wonder whether replacing the Bearpaws with the terrastone footers would render an improvement, and then whether the terrastone plinth would make sense in conjunction with the maple block.
Please email me a few pics of your Terracone footers to firstname.lastname@example.org I'd also like to see a pic of the Terrastone plinth, if Andy can take a picture of it. Thanks.
I also put terra stone footers under my Superscoutmaster.They are the brass adjustable/terra stones.As stated above,a huge step up from the vpi cones and leveling of the TT is so easy now.
Dan is great to deal with.
After reading some great accolades on Audiogon about Eden Sound, I called up Dan about his products. I started out getting the Terracones for my front speakers (Tylers). I was skeptical on what kind of results I would achieve. Even though I have seen and heard the positive results by tweaking and upgrading interconnects, speaker cables, power cords, counter weights,etc, I was still holding my breath. What I heard was stunning. What an upgrade. I then purchased Terracones to place under my center channel speaker. More of the same. Next I went for the Terracones for my Scoutmaster. I told Dan I was skeptical again. How could I get superior results than my Scoutmaster's HRX mini feet. Well once again I was blown away. Then I went all out. I purchased Terracones for my subwoofer. The output was greater and the sound cleaner. I purchased Terrastones for my all my components. What an upgrade !! I now own 50 Terracones and Terrastones. Dan has an unbelievable product for sale. It is absolute must for everyone. I think it behooves speaker and electronic companies to use his products as standard equipment.
I also have the terrastone footers that have the adjustable brass feet. Mine are not the type pictured on the edensound website with the white bearing on top. I do have some pictures that dan sent me. I would be glad to send those on to anyone who wants to see them. There is also pictures of the terrastone plinth on the part time audiophile website. Do a google search for terrastone platform on google and the link to the page should be the third or fourth result. I am still very happy with the improvement these footers and platform have made. Well worth the price in IMO.
Can you tell me how thick the terra stone plinth is.I don't see that imfo on Dans site.I have a problem leveling my superscoutmaster with the ginko platform underneath as the platform shifts with every adjustment.
I was thinking on going to something different.Perhaps the terra stone plinth would work better than a Symposium ultra shelf.Any thoughts?
I have no experience with the symposium shelf. The standard terrastone platform like I have is 1" thick. It then has adjustabble brass points that add another 3/4" to the overall height to make it 1-3/4" overall. The platform material itself is 1" thick. The terrastone footers for VPI tables are also adjustable. Therefore you have two different ways to level your table. Once the adjustments have been made, the platform and footers have locknuts that won't allow it to move afterwards. I got my platform completely leveled first and then I made fine adjustments with the leveling feature of the footers. I then tightened the locknuts and it hasn't moved since. It is very practical and works very well.