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Re: Anyone here use Vibrapods?
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2023, 12:03:00 AM »
I think I've tried at least a dozen different vibration footers over the last 20-30 years and Vibrapods were certainly among them... likely one of the better bang for the buck options.   I also tried a number of things from Herbies Audio Lab and a few home-grown solutions.   

My most recent (and hopefully last) solution is from IsoAcoustics which has resulted in the greatest improvment by far.   I've got their GAIA II footers under my speakers and their OREA Bronze isolaters under my integrated amps.   Definitely pricier than the Vibrapods but I'm certain that the total cost of the IsoAcoustics was less than what I spent on all of the other footers I've tried combined.

+1 on the ISOs

The bargain hunter that I am, use this under my speakers and they work very well

https://a.co/d/1sZViJr


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Re: Anyone here use Vibrapods?
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2023, 04:39:33 AM »
I think I've tried at least a dozen different vibration footers over the last 20-30 years and Vibrapods were certainly among them... likely one of the better bang for the buck options.   I also tried a number of things from Herbies Audio Lab and a few home-grown solutions.   

My most recent (and hopefully last) solution is from IsoAcoustics which has resulted in the greatest improvment by far.   I've got their GAIA II footers under my speakers and their OREA Bronze isolaters under my integrated amps.   Definitely pricier than the Vibrapods but I'm certain that the total cost of the IsoAcoustics was less than what I spent on all of the other footers I've tried combined.

+1

I'm using GAIA 1. Never tried any other isolation footer though, so I have no basis for comparison as far as isolation footers are concerned.

However I can tell you that the isolation footers are light years better than the stock rubber feet and spikes that came with the speakers that I have. I would never ever use spikes again under any condition.
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Re: Anyone here use Vibrapods?
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2023, 05:06:24 AM »
I think I've tried at least a dozen different vibration footers over the last 20-30 years and Vibrapods were certainly among them... likely one of the better bang for the buck options.   I also tried a number of things from Herbies Audio Lab and a few home-grown solutions.   

My most recent (and hopefully last) solution is from IsoAcoustics which has resulted in the greatest improvment by far.   I've got their GAIA II footers under my speakers and their OREA Bronze isolaters under my integrated amps.   Definitely pricier than the Vibrapods but I'm certain that the total cost of the IsoAcoustics was less than what I spent on all of the other footers I've tried combined.

+1 on the ISOs

The bargain hunter that I am, use this under my speakers and they work very well

https://a.co/d/1sZViJr



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Re: Anyone here use Vibrapods?
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2023, 11:52:25 AM »
I found these recently...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091MCYJ7Z

they're a very low durometer silicon pad, and at $7.90/dozen, inexpensive enough to be worth a try :thumb:
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Re: Anyone here use Vibrapods?
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2023, 12:24:18 PM »
I found these recently...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091MCYJ7Z

they're a very low durometer silicon pad, and at $7.90/dozen, inexpensive enough to be worth a try :thumb:

Yep I used them under my amp then i switched to the cork and rubber isolation pads. They work well for door knobs also lol

These are the ones I bought.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CB1WPR1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

But now us these
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076DGD3X2/?coliid=I3R2RRNEIWF8XI&colid=10V9U23RGC4OG&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

and this under my amp stand

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RHRXPSF/?coliid=IEXL5FOOHODF7&colid=10V9U23RGC4OG&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it.

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Re: Anyone here use Vibrapods?
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2023, 01:49:13 PM »
Over the past couple years, I have truly found that certain technologies do not work for all applications. It took us 3 years to find a form of decoupling to quiet down our Harmonia DHT preamp and output stage. We have tried several different materials and combinations. We have found only ONE that works in this particular application to rid the ringing that has been an issue with many DHT preamps. Only One. 
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Re: Anyone here use Vibrapods?
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2023, 07:34:57 PM »
Iíve tried a lot of different things in tweaking the system.
Too many to discuss with no difference in performance.
Myrtle wood was the first to show improvement. BDR cones
and pucks were next with more improvement. Tried VooDo Iso-pods
and under the pre and cdp made a significant improvement. Now have
thee sets under cdp, pre and amp. While not cheap they arenít that expensive.
You can try them through the cable company.

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Re: Anyone here use Vibrapods?
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2023, 06:14:25 PM »
Yes but you have to add shipping

Just checked and they don't gouge, so still half the price, but not a bank breaker either way ;)
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Re: Anyone here use Vibrapods?
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2023, 09:54:29 AM »
  The Gaia footers have measured results. Not cheap but well engineered for their purpose. The best we have ever experienced, period. Not a Dealer for them


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Re: Anyone here use Vibrapods?
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2023, 06:11:35 AM »
  The Gaia footers have measured results. Not cheap but well engineered for their purpose. The best we have ever experienced, period. Not a Dealer for them


charles

I'm curious as to what they measure, is this published anywhere?
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Re: Anyone here use Vibrapods?
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2023, 11:56:54 AM »
  The Gaia footers have measured results. Not cheap but well engineered for their purpose. The best we have ever experienced, period. Not a Dealer for them


charles

I'm curious as to what they measure, is this published anywhere?


 I saw them on FB. I believe it is on their website. Was vibration test of some kind.

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