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Manufacturer: Townshend Audio
The spring rates are as follows:
The maximum load when using four E springs is 256kg (560lb). For loads above this, eight or more load cells may be required. For out of balance loads where the centre of gravity of the component is not near the geometrical centre of the component, each support foot is screw adjustable in length to allow for this. If the degree of out of balance is too large, then it is suggested to use unequal springs. For example, a with valve amplifier with the transformers at the rear, then use two “B” springs at the front and two “C” springs at the rear. The simplest implementation is to utilise the Seismic Pods in sets of four. It is possible to utilise three pods, but this arrangement is difficult to level satisfactorily and the effect of the weight of the cabling may also complicate matters. It is advisable to dress the cables such that they do not act as a mechanical short circuit negating the effect of the Seismic Isolation. Common sense and a little experimentation is advised. Try to avoid very heavy and stiff cables. If it is difficult to position the individual Pods, it is advised to employ the Seismic Sink Platform. The advantage here is that the equipment may be re-positioned without upsetting the level. Also, for very heavy equipment, it is very difficult to position the Pods whilst holding up the equipment single handed.
Bought the pods to be used on 2 large 18" Velodyne DD 18+ subs. Music benefits from a tighter, quicker, more focused bass. Movies benefit also from a dramatically reduce cabinet movements and sharper sub-bass. They are more difficult to handle than other pods because they have no threads and are a littel "wobbly". However by far the best Isolation pods I have heard sofar (much better than the Gaia I in comparison)
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These devices are excellent. Although it is not a night an day difference you will notice the music sounds smoother (but without loosing dynamics) and you will also hear more details.At the end, music is less fatiguing and much more involving
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