Isopucks

So I just ordered a set of these to go under the Auralic as it sits on top of a piece of wood furniture which is prone to vibrations from the speakers in close proximity.
I was wondering if any of you have ever used products from this company?
Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,242
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,486
    I haven't but I know their stands are highly regarded
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,048
    https://www.amazon.com/Isolate-It/b/ref=bl_dp_s_mw_3031799011?ie=UTF8&node=3031799011&field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=Isolate+It!

    These do a good job and are priced accordingly, I tried a couple of sets and with good results. I was considering the Isopucks but figured what the heck might as well try these first they do the job well, and left me money to spend on other audio items.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,724
    Agree sorbothane is the shiznit. I've had Audioquest's different incarnations of Sorbothane under my gear for years. It flat works very well.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,639
    Just be careful with sorbothane on wood surfaces.... It will leave a mark
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  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 466
    @marvda1 uses these. They certainly feel well built and seemed effective. We didn't A/B them or anything, but they seem like a very safe investment. Maybe Marvin will weigh in with some more details.
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,681
    I have these under all my components plus the gaias on my speakers.
    they bring images into focus and lower the noise floor.
    one thing to watch out for is if your equipment is on the lighter side only use three not four isopucks. you can get discounts at some places and if you have a local guitar center pick them up there.
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
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    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
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    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,609
    I’m going to try these on my Auralic with some optimism and most likely will get the GAIA II’son the Elacs. They look like they will be well built.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,609
    Thank You @displayname and @marvda1 for adding to the conversation
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,221
    You’ll hear improvements.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,609
    Ordered the Gaia
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,609
    Since the Gaia is not a cheap mod/tweak, I will do my best to perform an objective review.

    I’ll use the stock spikes with and without the bottoms discs, and then switch to the Gaia. I am on a crawl and it does affect the sound.

    Will hope to be able to describe my findings as best I can.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,609
    marvda1 wrote: »
    I have these under all my components plus the gaias on my speakers.
    they bring images into focus and lower the noise floor.
    one thing to watch out for is if your equipment is on the lighter side only use three not four isopucks. you can get discounts at some places and if you have a local guitar center pick them up there.

    Marvin, what would you consider “light”?
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,015
    VR3 wrote: »
    I haven't but I know their stands are highly regarded
    I have a pair of their smaller stands, and they work quite well. I like the way they can be configured for different heights and tilt.
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,681
    joecoulson wrote: »
    marvda1 wrote: »
    I have these under all my components plus the gaias on my speakers.
    they bring images into focus and lower the noise floor.
    one thing to watch out for is if your equipment is on the lighter side only use three not four isopucks. you can get discounts at some places and if you have a local guitar center pick them up there.

    Marvin, what would you consider “light”?

    light would be if the weight of the piece of equipment is quite a bit less than the total of the pucks capacity which is 20 lbs per puck. so if your piece of equipment weighs 30 lbs. you would use three pucks (60 lbs) as opposed to 4 pucks (80 lbs).
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, North Star Design USB dac32, Cayin Venus cd-100i,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval, Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,681
    edited July 5
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, North Star Design USB dac32, Cayin Venus cd-100i,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval, Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,641
    Just be careful with sorbothane on wood surfaces.... It will leave a mark

    I have experience with this, it'll come off really easily with a Magic Eraser.

    As for sound improvements... It doesn't make a ton of sense to me, but neither does power cables and I have heard that difference, it ain't small. I've not tried these so I can't help there. :)
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    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,221
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Just be careful with sorbothane on wood surfaces.... It will leave a mark

    I have experience with this, it'll come off really easily with a Magic Eraser.

    As for sound improvements... It doesn't make a ton of sense to me, but neither does power cables and I have heard that difference, it ain't small. I've not tried these so I can't help there. :)

    Isolation is about isolating a component from whatever it is sitting on. This could be a turntable on a shelf or a rack on the floor - when you isolate, you eliminate the pathway for energy to move into the component, or for that matter, out of it. That last bit is the one downfall for isolation.

    Absorption is about absorbing those vibrations and basically turning it into some other form of energy. Sorbothane is an absorptive material, as is dynamat. These do provide benefits on the cheap, but the issue is this method takes time to convert one form of energy into another. Transients will hurt from this method and while it does help the clarity of the music as a net, it also hurts it because of the 'extended stay' of the physical energy in a component.

    Coupling is about redirecting vibrations away from components. This happens naturally as energy always wants to find a ground to travel to. This instance is immediate and is the most positive net gain you can get, albeit far from the cheapest.

    The issue with all of these is that you rarely if ever get one that operates in a single area. Even with coupling you are going to get some absorption. Brass has the least absorption which is why it is so popular.

    I'm not trying to downplay isopucks because they will provide an improvement, but if anyone ever wants to talk more in depth about these topics I can try to share what I've learned over the past year. It really is an intriguing area of the hobby that so many simply don't understand. Even now I consider my self an 'eyes opened' status vs. any kind of expertise.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,609
    That being said, the Gaia isolation feet Marv has installed, are they on the Rosso’s? Do they improve the sound?
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,609
    edited July 5
    Bueller??
    Post edited by joecoulson on
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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    I have Gaia on my focal Electra’s. It was a remarkable improvement.
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,681
    joecoulson wrote: »
    That being said, the Gaia isolation feet Marv has installed, are they on the Rosso’s? Do they improve the sound?
    cleans the bass up thus making the midrange clearer.
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, North Star Design USB dac32, Cayin Venus cd-100i,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval, Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,609
    Great to hear guys 👍🏻
    I get them tomorrow but unfortunately it will be vinyl only as the Auralic is going back.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Great to hear guys 👍🏻
    I get them tomorrow but unfortunately it will be vinyl only as the Auralic is going back.

    Why is it going back?
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,242
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,609
    I got the bronze like you suggested @marvda1 under the Auralic

    We'll see how they do as I have been waiting on this G1 to come back to review ALL of the IsoAcoustic goodies I got over the last two weeks :p
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
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