williewonka

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Best building material for vibration free shelving
I picked up my brass/bronze feet (cones) today. I had them turned at a local metal fabrication shop the make bearing, spigots etc...I purchased the bronze and brass from Metal Supermarkets - they have locations globally.I had three diameters- 2 1/... 
Best building material for vibration free shelving
@lowrider57 - RE: @williewonka; cool website, I bookmarked it. Thanks - hope you find some useful ponters - However, some of the information on there is a little dated and my current thoughts on a few of the DIY postings may have changed a little... 
Best building material for vibration free shelving
@lowrider57  - many years ago when I first started looking into isolating my components I "created" my own low tech version of a foot using a steel washer and a hardened steel ball bearing - see...http://image99.net/blog/files/0915f27ce41639dc6e... 
Best building material for vibration free shelving
@lowrider57 - a couple of weeks ago I had feet that had a layer of sorbothane between them and the amp and they seemed to isolate the amp from the shelf quite well.Then a fellow DIYer pointed out that the feet were not allowing internal vibrations... 
Best building material for vibration free shelving
@lowrider57 - the difference between various woods depends on their grain. Oak has two common varieties white and red and while both are considered harwood they have very different properties.I’ve forgotten which is which, but one of them is actua... 
Best building material for vibration free shelving
@lowrider57 - I have not tried the wooden blocks.The cones look very similar to those beech cones I purchased and cost less, but they are Oak and it might depend if it's white oak or red oak.I like maple for audio purposes - quite hard with a very... 
Nordost Sort Kones
@ agiaccio - I am a DIYer and just getting into the use of "cones" under all of my components and I like to try different optionsBased on my limited experience to date I can tell you that cones do make a noticeable difference, and sometimes not fo... 
Best building material for vibration free shelving
@skyscraper - I use...for amp and turntable- 3/4" MDF shelf- 1/2" 18" x 14" granite tile (cut to tat size)- with tool drawer liner in between themTool drawere liner like this producthttps://www.banggood.com/3x0_3m-Drawer-Padded-Shelf-Foam-Black-Bo... 
An exceptional recording From Tacet
@david_ten  - Oooops - you are correct - my mistakeCourtesy of  Youtube... Ysaÿe, Solo Violin Sonata No.3 in D Minor, Op.. 27 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJV__jdxI74Simply amazing. 
Bi amping question
@peterb999 - connect the cables to the top posts and then placing your finger lightly on the bass driver cone check the bass driver for movement (i.e. if the grill can be removed)Your speakers may be designed such that only the very low end of aud... 
DAB+ radio for the wifey?
I have the Bluesound Pulse Mini portable speaker (mains powered)Simple to use - plug it in - pick a preset internet station from your smartphone app - great sounding radio!Buy a second unit - pair-it - and you have stereo anywhereIt also has manua... 
Sound panels on pitched ceiling?
I have had great success (several times now) at eliminating room echoes by placing some sort of "baffle"  at ceiling height behind the listener.My first attempt was in the form of two panels almost 7ft 6" high, 14" wide and 1" thick. I placed them... 
Audio rack
I have built my own racks in the past, but I must admit the Lovan rack I now have is superior in every way - but I did have to tweak itAs glennewcidk points out...- three legs - easy to level - very important- floating shelves - help isolate compo... 
Are subs worth the price for music?
@shadowcat2016 .... Mostly just wondering how a sub or subs would improve/change what I’m hearing now since I’ve never experienced it in my system. Based on your musical tastes and your components/cables...- if the subs are setup "correctly: - i.e... 
Are subs worth the price for music?
@shadowcat2016 - what kind of music do you like to listen to?The Vandersteen’s have a pretty good bass response.The low B string on a 5/6string bass guitar is 31 Hz.A low end of 26 Hz is in synth territory.Below 26 Hz is more an LFE that A/V syste...