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Audiophile Base Vibration Control Platform
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Audiophile Base Vibration Control Platform

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Offers improved bass extension, speed and clarity

£354.17 Exc. VAT |  


Audiophile Base Vibration Control Platform

Available in the following sizes/finishes to suit your equipment.

Please leave a note detailing which finish you would like in your order notes.

  • Base A01  350mm x 350mm in black or silver
  • Base 01    430mm x 360mm in black or natural oak
  • Base 02    475mm x 425mm in black or natural oak
  • Base 04    450mm x 550mm in black only
  • Base 05    550mm x 450mm in black or natural oak

Audiophile Base platforms provide the best working conditions for your system and consequently the basis for enjoyable music

The Platform uses a unique patented suspension system to dissipate external and internal energies acting on hi-fi and home-cinema components, with a resulting benefit to sound and visual reproduction.

The audible effects of unwanted vibrations acting upon electrical components within audio equipmentare now fully recognised. An effective support for audio equipment should be regarded as an essential component before consideration of accessories.
These vibrations are generated by energy introduced into the listening room by loudspeakers and transferred to the room structure and contents. Additionally, transformers and motors also generate vibrational energy, this time directly within the audio components.

There are two approaches for dealing with these problems adopted by support systems in common Firstly the high mass, rigid support coupled to the floor by spikes or cones and, secondly, the light-weight support often offering some level of compliance.

In practice, the first approach appears to work best with some equipment whilst the second benefits other components.

The 'BASE Platform' provides a novel suspension system, as confirmed by the Patents for the design, offering an alternative universally successful support. The mechanics can be compared with the more familiar suspension system comprising a spring and damper.

Compliant beams (the springs) are each supported by two feet and allowed to cantilever at each end. The beam is continuously bonded to a selected elastomeric strip (the damper) which, in turn, is fully bonded to the support platform allowing movement in the beam and deflection under the loading of supported equipment.

This assembly effectively damps low order vibration over a wide frequency range. When a BASE Platform is inserted between audio equipment and a support table the structure borne vibration energy is controlled. This is particularly evident from reproduced bass extension, 'speed' and

The overall sonic improvement offers wonderfully natural tonal characteristics, superb imaging and a dynamic, detailed presentation of transients even into the lowest bass frequencies.

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Audiophile base B02
Wednesday, 2 May 2018  | 

Many moons ago I bought a hiding rack, many for the TT but was surprised at the difference it made to the cd at the time. Said rack is a metal and glass affair typical of the more affordable end of the spectrum. Now steel rings and glass, although complex, isn't exactly neutral IMHO. So I ponder this: is the rack in resonance, does this excite the TT suspension and does this make any audiable difference? A Lit review: Putting high density mass under a table is one approach, however this will equally reflect system generated noise back into the component - which probably goes some way to explain the variance in results. Forums offer proffer the big beech block, but I don't understand what scientific principle this hangs its hat on - it isn't really massy nor is it truly compliant. I was tempted by a sand box - sand is a good way of loosing energy. Industrial solutions (excluding pneumatic as way to complicated) all seem to rely on compressed damping layers. I homed in on the audiophile base, eventually bit the bullet and sent of for one. Analogue Seduction instantly dispatched one and DPD delivered it to Halfords round the corner, which was handy rather than me having to chase around West Berkshire which is usually the case. Top marks AS!! So now the moment of truth. I have to confess to a sense of trepidation - In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, in practice there is! Had I just poured 300 hard earned into a problem that didn't exist? A few bars in I breathed a sigh of relief as I perceived a definite calmer and more resolute presentation. They are not cheap but if you are trying to get the max out of your turntable I would recommend you try them out. I don't know about digital, I haven't tried it under the cd

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