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Under my tower speakers -- Isoacoustics Gaia, other options?
  I finally figured out how to post a picture.  This picture shows my spring platforms that I made for my speakers which I now use on my HT subwoofers.  Trickle down.  
What I wish I knew before starting my audiophile journey
It’s been 46 years since I bought my first stereo receiver and a pair of 2 way speakers.  Since then I have maintained a two channel system and owned just 5 different pairs of speakers, 6 amps, 5 preamps, 6 turntables, and 5 CD and or DAC/Transpor... 
World's Best Stereo System ?...
A man and woman are sitting at opposite ends of a park bench.  So as not to scare off the woman each time he moves the man closes just half the distance.  The mathematician says, “alas, he will never reach his goal because of his asymptotic” plan.... 
Speakers with deep/powerful bass
If we start with the retail price of a product and work backwards from the dealer and from the distributor, then typically- not always the selling price from the manufacturer to the distributor is half the retail price.  This is typical for luxury... 
Hey RICH Audiophiles
Really?  Who designed the VW Beetle?  
Hey RICH Audiophiles
This is a fun thread.  I love the self analysis as to why we do it.  First and foremost to have fun.  I think that I, as well as many here on this forum struggle with:  if a little is good then more must be better.  And that is certainly true- to ... 
Dan D'Agostino S250 MxV enough power for Wilson Audio Alexia V
I’m using the Pass Labs X-260.8 monos with my Sasha DAWs.  More than enough power.  Powerful bass and they never break a sweat. The DAWs are 91dB at 1W 1 meter.   
Under my tower speakers -- Isoacoustics Gaia, other options?
Oh yeah. Thanks for the correction.  I was listening to The Who just the other day.   
Under my tower speakers -- Isoacoustics Gaia, other options?
I have the Oreas under my Turntable platform.  They do some isolating but mostly dampen vibrations.  Works good for my Sota turntable.  (Putting a second set of spring footers under a Sota is not a good idea.  The double spring system would be uns... 
Under my tower speakers -- Isoacoustics Gaia, other options?
Ok, my last sentence is not a comment about open baffle speakers; but it could be...  
Under my tower speakers -- Isoacoustics Gaia, other options?
What I have noticed is that my old Thiel speakers which had the mineral front baffles were totally inert on that face but vibrations could be felt on the sides and back of the speaker cabinets. That tells me the speakers were transmitting vibratio... 
Under my tower speakers -- Isoacoustics Gaia, other options?
I'll add that when you use the Nobsound spring footers on your components, they need to be tuned to maximize the isolation.  Do that by using only enough springs in each footer to have about a 0.100" gap when under load.  So the footers are still ... 
Under my tower speakers -- Isoacoustics Gaia, other options?
Thank you.  Unfortunately, I have not found $1 solutions but the spring platforms for my Thiel speakers were pretty reasonable.  The price of 8 springs and two butcher blocks was not too costly.  I designed the springs for the load of my speakers ... 
Under my tower speakers -- Isoacoustics Gaia, other options?
Spikes affect the sound. I have heard it firsthand. I used spikes on my Thiel speakers for years. I could hear the difference between the speakers sitting on the floor vs on spikes. Imaging improved. But when I put my speakers on tuned spring plat... 
Under my tower speakers -- Isoacoustics Gaia, other options?
I believe isolating the speakers from the floor prevents the floor from being a passive radiator.  That helps clean up the bass and sharpen the images.