tt isolation help

what would work best with a rega planar 2 sitting directly on top of it with the factory feet off, herbie iso-cup with the marble type balls , or stillpoints, or herbies tenderfeet. thanks.
Don't know about the Stillpoints, but Herbie's has a 90-day guarantee so you can try both the Iso-cups and the Tenderfeet and see what you think. I would have thought the Tenderfeet would work a bit better myself.
For a foot design that would combine vibration transfer with absorption and isolation at a reasonable price, I'd go with Vibrapod Cones sitting atop the appropriate weight-rated Vibrapod Isolators. Everybody who sells them offers a 30-day money back guarantee, and they're very light weight, so if you returned them shipping would be very cheap.

Another thought would be brass spikes/cones sitting on Herbie's Grounding Base.

Either of these approaches combines the vibration transfer of a hard ball or cone with a soft receiver to dissipate the vibration, and also to isolate the turntable a little bit from the room.

A third approach would be to use spikes or cones onto a butcher block cutting board, and then something soft under the cutting board, such as silicon gel pads, Vibrapods, or Foculpods. This combines vibration transfer out of the base and into the cutting board with isolation underneath to isolate the TT from in-room vibrations and feedback.
I can't be happyer than with the Symposium Ultra platform with couplers or Rollerblocks. Effective and makes your turntable sound so much better.
Best, Jean.
Entry-level Symposium Ultra platform is $599. Rollerblocks are $399. I'm sure it's a very effective platform, but you're proposing a $1000 platform for a $500 turntable?
WHY not ?
I have an older Target rack. I did try a few different types of feet on my Rega Planar 3. I use the CF Cones from Composite Audio Products. They sounded just as good as the ones from Black Diamond Racing, but cost a whole lot less. I actually went as far as to glue them straight onto the plinth. They do not take away from the PRAT factor at all. It is still the Rega sound, just better.
05-20-09: Jloveys
WHY not ?
1) The OP is looking for replacement feet, probably for $100 or less.
2) For $1550 you could get a significantly better turntable, as opposed to placing an entry-level turntable on a high-zoot platform.
I do agree with Johnnyb. The CF Cones are about $75.00 for a set of three. Pretty cheap, by comparison to what is out there. The Black Diamond Rega setup at Music Direct costs a lot more than that. If you start going crazy with the platforms, racks, etc., you may be better off with a different table entirely.
Try a tube from a bike below it.
You will be amazed...
Air tubes, sand, gel pads, Vibrapods, cork/rubber blocks ... there are lots of very inexpensive ways to drain the vibration out of a component and isolate it from in-room vibrations as well.
Some simple springs. That is what many platforms use. Get them from Mcmaster Car website. Cost you probably $20. You just need to buy the right amount of springs for the weight of the table. This IME will do better than anything above
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I think you need to be more specfic about the springs. Mcmaster & carr have hundreds of different springs.
That is where you need to do the calculations. How much weight you have and how many springs you want to use. How can I be specific for someone else's system? Maybe the OP will want to place the turntable on a platform and then on springs. Then it will change some more. I am not adverse to be emailed for specifics. If I have the time I will gladly help.
Here's an example of a spring based platform. I know a couple of people who use them for their turn tables and like the effects:

That is my platform. I am recommending a much simpler approach which is to place springs directly under the table. Never tried it but I am sure it can be done. Very inexpensive to try considering my guess that the Rega doesn't weigh much.
Trip, The springs are McMaster-Carr P/N 96485K125. They are 1-15/16”D x 4”L and use .148” diameter wire ground flat at the ends. They compress 23.7lbs/inch, up to a total deflection of 2.88”. So a 50lb load compresses each spring about half way down and leaves .88” of unused travel before the spring binds. I use six of these underneath a heavy sandbox. The springs can be moved around to level the TT.
I found the Audio Technica AT605 feet to be well-adapted to my Linn LP12. They are large enough to fit the corners of the plinth well, they compress enough but not too much, they handle both vertical and horizontal vibrations and they are easily height-adjustable. They cleaned up the sound for me a lot, even though I had the TT on a Target wall shelf. These feet are hard to find because they are not made any more, but they do come up from time to time.
This reminds me that I have an old set of Audio Technica spring footers as well. They are better suited than the McMaster-Carr springs to being placed directly under a component. The MC springs work best when mass-loaded by placing a heavy plinth layer beneath the component and the springs. This ensures that the springs work at a very low frequency and do not ring.