Anyone for a spin of ’Brain Salad Surgery‘?
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Interesting MC....I just can’t believe how the Wilsons of the world wouldn’t want to improve their speakers sound on new models. Adding a couple grand to $50K speakers be worth it if the improvement is as significant as I experienced with my platform on my turntable.
You made a good argument about sunk costs.Are you a lawyer in your spare time? I guess the more relevant comparison is how much you’ve spent on your entire system versus just the speakers, in which case $2500 is significant, but if the difference is as big as I got from my turntable platform, perhaps justifiable.
How big a difference do you hear from the platform versus high quality spikes/discs under speakers? Compared to using it with a turntable?
I wonder how the Credos sound.....if the difference is as large as you have experienced with the platform, it should give them a big edge over their competition. I never heard of them before you mentioned them.
The Credo video is indeed a bit cheeky, a former distributor claiming to have taken Max‘s work to another level.......Interesting guy (Ozzie) with a background in microwave engineering. I had an enlightening conversation with him decades ago about vibration and damping (in connection with turntables) and he seemed to have all the fundamental principles pretty well nailed down even then. I ended up buying one of his turntables, which I still own today.
@sokogear - If you want a taste of the Townshend isolation products without the cost, take a look at my system page, which shows pictures of individual springs that are damped using very thin-wall heat shrink (somewhat loosely applied) with one or two small holes to allow air to escape. Other benefits of the heat shrink damping is that it creates a better bond with the bottom of your speakers or speaker stands and it protects the bottoms from being scratched by the bare springs.
One source I liked using is Century Springs, which have an easy to use spring finder feature where you input the spring parameters you are looking for and are provided with a list of springs meeting your parameters. I have teed up the search feature for you in the provided link. Expect to pay about $6-$20 per spring.
Otherwise, try Nobsound.
that are damped using very thin-wall heat shrink (somewhat loosely applied) with one or two small holes to allow air to escape.Rather elegant minimalist approach, I assume only shrunk at the extremes to preserve its more ’squishy‘ state and prevent friction. I guess another option would be to use an even more flexible (possibly corrugated) hose material and hose clamps..
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