Townshend Audio Podiums - current owners opinion on the merits of this product

Hello to everyone who is being held hostage by this Covid 19 demon......I hope everybody is well and staying safe and being smart. I have been reading about this product and would like to hear from current owners or members who looked at them and didn't buy or have sold them. I would like to hear from you as I would be purchasing them for my Wilson Benesh Square 5's and they would be going over a suspended hard wood floor. Thank you in advance.   

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I just read your review of using the Townshend pods under your Thiels.(I own Thiel 2.7s as you may know from the Thiel thread).

It was very interesting and was a fuller description of what my own experience hinted at.

I tried some de-coupling type substances and pucks under a couple of my speakers.  It did change the sound a bit.  But one thing I noticed was less "floor feel" to the bass, and a change in tonal character in the bass, just as you noted.

I found I ended up preferring the speakers directly on the floor, even without spikes, as it gave more feel for the bass.

Sometimes we audiophiles are on such a mission to "reduce resonance" and have ultra clean sound that it can in some cases produce a more distanced "sound for the intellect" than the type of blood and guts impact we often grew up enjoying.