- 15 posts total
- 15 posts total
Anybody out there tried using vibration control tweaks under GE Triton One speakers?What's your floor?
If cement slab then just spike (couple) into it, don't worry about any BS vibration control.
But if it's suspended wood or composite sheet, then you need to isolate (decouple) from it, so it doesn't act like a sound board for the bass.
The Townshend isolation video illustrates very clearly that isolation works even when the floor is a cement slab. This is because the quotidian Earth motion 🔝 is so powerful it moves the cement slab like it weighed nothing as well as the entire building. And because isolating speakers reduces cabinet vibration, allowing the speakers to produce a purer acoustic signal. Isolation systems are two-way systems 🔛 It’s two, two mints in one! 🤗
VPI’s Harry Wesifeld has GAIA feet under his KEF Blades, and highly recommends them. If you study the diagram of the structure of the GAIA on the IsoAcoustics website---which reveals the foot’s interior, you will see that any isolation it provides is only that by the thin piece of rubber that separates the top and bottom "plates" of the GAIA. Hardly hi-tech! The metal housing you see is just that---a metal housing. Might as well use one of the Herbie’s Audio labs products , or SIMS Navcom Silencers (if you can find some).
Now watch the You Tube video wherein Max Townshend explains the design of his Seismic Pod, then demonstrates it’s effectiveness. THAT’S more like it! I’m not on the Townshend Audio payroll ;-) .
...the thin piece of rubber that separates the top and bottom "plates" of the GAIA. Hardly hi-tech! The metal housing you see is just that---a metal housing. Now watch the You Tube video wherein Max Townshend explains the design of his Seismic Pod, then demonstrates it’s effectiveness. THAT’S more like it!
What was the difference you heard between the two products?
Did you use the optional purchase of the metal coupling feet with the GAIA?
Possibly it’s the material’s damping factors of the rubber membrane and stainless housing used in combination with the internal air chambers that make the product functional? We found there is a clear and defined difference in performance when the optional coupling feet are used with this product.
The other product you appear to favor when analyzed uses rubber, metal and contains a spring.
Both products are highly restricted by weight tolerances that dramatically affect the pricing structure so please include model numbers so listeners can make a fairer comparison.
I would like to hear more info from the readership with regards to any listening comparisons between the two designs.
A qualified soundman who designs vibration management accessories, speaker stands and equipment racking sold by a manufacturer.