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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:30 pm 
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Hello,

Anybody know of any good quality isolation platforms that have a depth of 15"?
I want to a get a 2 tiered platform ideally but has to fit on top of my Kallax shelving unit.
The ones Ive seen are usually in the 450-500mm depth.

Needs to fit a Rega TT (P5) which has a depth of 14.37", but legs are pushed in from edges.

Would prefer a Canadian company/retailer.

Thanks for the help

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I suggest a modular stacking stand of some kind. Perhaps a salamander style. You can go as high as you choose https://foter.com/audio-racks-and-stands
https://www.salamanderdesigns.com/racks ... re-module/

https://www.salamanderdesigns.com/modular-open-stands/
https://www.salamanderdesigns.com/racks ... io-stands/

http://www.targetaudioproducts.com/comp ... tands.html check out the turntable shelf, you may find you prefer one over a more conventional floor stand/ rack. They serve three useful purposes I know of, but there could be more. They cut around a lot of vibration when they are mounted effectively into wall studs.


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Thanks for the links. Still trying to find one that fits on top of the Kallax.
Seems like they are all build over 15". Assuming they dont expect people to put them on a furniture unit of some sort.

Ill keep looking.


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How about an Auralex isolation platform? I use them beneath my turntables with good success.
https://www.amazon.ca/Auralex-Acoustics-ISOTONE-Turntable-Isolation/dp/B00SZ3J4IS/ref=sr_1_14?tag=canuckca-20" target="_blank">https://www.amazon.ca/Auralex-Acoustics ... ds=auralex

https://www.amazon.ca/Auralex-SubDude-I ... ex+subdude


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How about an Auralex isolation platform? I use them beneath my turntables with good success.
https://www.amazon.ca/Auralex-Acoustics-ISOTONE-Turntable-Isolation/dp/B00SZ3J4IS/ref=sr_1_14?tag=canuckca-20" target="_blank">https://www.amazon.ca/Auralex-Acoustics ... ds=auralex

https://www.amazon.ca/Auralex-SubDude-I ... ex+subdude


Interesting.

This might work !


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I use one of these at my cottage on top of a target stand. It overlaps but only by a half inch around, barely noticeable. I have it sitting on either iso-balls or vibrapods.

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Amazon's links seemed to stop working. Are their prices much better than L&M. This is where Ive gotten foam isos https://www.long-mcquade.com/search/6/414/Auralex/


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century wrote:
ring909 wrote:
How about an Auralex isolation platform? I use them beneath my turntables with good success.
https://www.amazon.ca/Auralex-Acoustics-ISOTONE-Turntable-Isolation/dp/B00SZ3J4IS/ref=sr_1_14?tag=canuckca-20" target="_blank">https://www.amazon.ca/Auralex-Acoustics ... ds=auralex

https://www.amazon.ca/Auralex-SubDude-I ... ex+subdude


Interesting.

This might work !


https://www.amazon.ca/Auralex-Acoustics-ISOTONE-Turntable-Isolation/dp/B00SZ3J4IS/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1542143894&sr=8-13&keywords=auralex" target="_blank">https://www.amazon.ca/Auralex-Acoustics ... ds=auralex

Looks like a great value if it works well. If you decide to go for it a review would be appreciated. I would particularly be interested if it
works well for suspended tables on a springy floor.

edit- same price and long and mcquade....

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I could take a hack saw to cut my Foundation Audio down. :lol:
Instead of platform, think under feet devices like ISO Acoustics, or Stillpoints.


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Digital Don wrote:
I could take a hack saw to cut my Foundation Audio down. :lol:
Instead of platform, think under feet devices like ISO Acoustics, or Stillpoints.



I wouldn’t put it past you Don! :lol:


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I live in your city. If you want to try 1" thick quartz I cut it to exact specs. Sometimes stone is very effective other times something else may work better. I'm making a stone base system for a sub currently. It weighs a good 50 extra pounds The weight will further plant the spikes. I grabbed a couple of the $30 dollar maple butcher blocks when home depot had a pop up sale on them. They are very heavy and sturdy and make great base platforms. After sanding smooth and rubbing dutch oil in it they look like a million bucks. Those are 4 and 5 and 6 times the cost anywhere else. Mix and match until you obtain the cleanest sound with an accurate set of headphones.


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Che Cavolo wrote:
century wrote:
ring909 wrote:
How about an Auralex isolation platform? I use them beneath my turntables with good success.
https://www.amazon.ca/Auralex-Acoustics-ISOTONE-Turntable-Isolation/dp/B00SZ3J4IS/ref=sr_1_14?tag=canuckca-20" target="_blank">https://www.amazon.ca/Auralex-Acoustics ... ds=auralex

https://www.amazon.ca/Auralex-SubDude-I ... ex+subdude


Interesting.

This might work !


https://www.amazon.ca/Auralex-Acoustics-ISOTONE-Turntable-Isolation/dp/B00SZ3J4IS/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1542143894&sr=8-13&keywords=auralex" target="_blank">https://www.amazon.ca/Auralex-Acoustics ... ds=auralex

Looks like a great value if it works well. If you decide to go for it a review would be appreciated. I would particularly be interested if it
works well for suspended tables on a springy floor.

edit- same price and long and mcquade....


The best thing you could do is grab some 2" and 3" drywall screws and a 5mm pilot hole drill bit. Thats to secure the floor up nice and tight. Get some screws in it from underneath and room level if its not a finished surface. It helps to add more 2x6's to narrow the space between joists, or double up existing wood. If that isn't an option I would probably try the auralex isolation first. But it as well as any methods will be more effective if the floor was settled first.


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I got my Auralex isolators from Long & McQuade. I just put the link from Amazon thinking it was easier for everyone to find. They were originally designed to isolate DJ’s turntables at night clubs.

I have a very springy wood floor. I put an Auralex isolator on my table top and then a set of Solidtech Feet of Silence on which I put my turntable and it seems to work very well to isolate the vibration. The Nordorst cones also work, but not quite as well as the Feet of Silence.

I also put a set of these isolator beneath my speakers to further reduce the vibration on the floor. This has helped and also tightened up the bass a lot in the room.


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No question they do a good job. The more you control the floor and walls ceiling from flexing the more it will become clearer and not only that, over all bass impact when that energy is no longer being misdirected/ absorbed where its not wanted.


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