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Bonham’s Squeaky Drum Pedal
Amazing!  I've played this song only a few times but never noticed it before until now.  It sounds like a little mouse in the far right side of the sound stage on my rig.  Very apparent now that I have heard it.  I would have never guessed it was ... 
Thiel Owners
@thieliste Good stuff and always fun to try out new gear. Some of us cringe at the word "smoked" when it comes to amps. 😊 Thinking back to the 70s and 80s it was not so uncommon for some amps to literally go up in smoke. In fact, my Dad’s 196... 
Quiz about adding dense mass to a vibration isolation application!
First, I'm a believer now in decoupling everything.  But you are correct about energy having to go somewhere.  Passive components like DACs and preamps have little created vibration energy- the transformers perhaps.  Active components like speaker... 
Isoacoustics Orea vs Townshend Seismic Pod on Components
Oh, French units then.  I can do that.   So 4 springs with a rate of 4000 N/m adds up to 16000 N/m and will yield a natural Frequency of 3.3 Hz.  A little bit lower spring rate will lower the frequency some more.    Some spring mass system calcula... 
Isoacoustics Orea vs Townshend Seismic Pod on Components
How much do your speakers weigh?  I sized these springs for my 165 lb speakers to give me a 3 Hz resonance.  
Isoacoustics Orea vs Townshend Seismic Pod on Components
It is spring p/n 9657k409.  ‘This link, if it works goes to that page.  https://www.mcmaster.com/    
Quiz about adding dense mass to a vibration isolation application!
I use the VibrationAnalysis app on my iPad and iPhone. The frequencies are accurate but the magnitudes are for reference only and can only be used for comparative purposes. If I were still working I would be able to compare the magnitudes with a c... 
Quiz about adding dense mass to a vibration isolation application!
My experience is very different. Vibrations affect everything to some degree. I hear quite a difference isolating my front end components as well as my amplifiers with springs. Granted my DAC and preamps use vacuum tubes but my amps are solid stat... 
Nietzsche and Runaway Audio Consumption
I spent two days doing the annual maintenance on my mower and my off-road side by side. Yes, I could have done both in a day but I paced myself. Neither is difficult but they take a lot of time. I think youth with only a few dollars in my pocket i... 
Isoacoustics Orea vs Townshend Seismic Pod on Components
I have my speakers on springs.  The change in the sound was a revelation.  One of those things that I wish I could go back in time 3 decades and tell myself to put my speakers on springs.  Rubber components dampen, springs isolate.  The most profo... 
Quiz about adding dense mass to a vibration isolation application!
Ideally, you want the system resonance to be around 3 Hz.  Compressing the springs to 50% doesn't mean much.  The springs could be compressed to 90% and the isolation affect will be the same as long as the total spring rate and mass make for a (id... 
Why are there so few BNC cables to choose from
I meant to say neurosis…    
Why are there so few BNC cables to choose from
I have 3 BNC cables running from my CD Transport to my DAC.  I bought 3 Nordost Silver Shadow BNCs and found the sound is better than the standard $6 cables. Certainly not 10x better but since it was an improvement my nervosa would not let me retu... 
Where to put one's best power cords??
The power conditioner has my best power cord and it covers all source components.  Next are the power cords on my amplifiers.  Think about it, the power from the wall is powering your speakers.  If you have any investment in speaker cables then yo... 
Where should the vocal image be?
When I play Roger Waters' Amused to Death album the barking dog at the beginning is to my right or 9 feet in front of the speakers and the old man speaking is to my left about 7-8 feet in front of the speakers.  That is just freaky.  I prefer the ...