Last edited by Audiocrack; 02-06-2015 at 11:26 PM.
Also curious if anyone has tried the Star Sound platforms?
My observations are that damping can be overdone, softer materials tend to sound bad and have uneven dissipation of vibration relative to frequency. The devices that get the best reviews seem to manage vibration in certain ways, like a musical instrument, and aren't just simple dampers.
I own ZenWave Audio
The cone cup material makes a difference, and I prefer brass or the well made Isoclean, which are stainless and contact in a circle to the platform. Speaking of platforms, they make quite a difference and you will have to experiment with what is available (probably 30 different types out there for audio). So don't think the footer is the only factor you are dealing with. The component itself is a factor. Some are damped, some "tuned" and some just plain junk boxes. Weights on top are a factor, and here we go again: how much weight, what material, where to place them, etc.
Another good, natural sounding footer is the Aktyna. I won't go further about those, because this is a Stillpoints-Shun Mook topic. I will say Stillpoints Ultra and above, produce a clarity that other footers barely approach. But they don't have much tuning ability. That's why I throw in another specialty footer (not cones).
The Stillpoints have a threaded hole for attachment to an optional base. There we go again...
I hope this helps and I don't mean to complicate things. FTI: I bought my first Diamond Resonators around 1997, and I still use them on certain equipment. The Ultras are great on my tubed preamp and tubed DAC.
I realise Stillpoints have their strong points(sic) and work well in some folks systems--just I felt always there was something missing regards to my presentation with the points installed.
But hey !--I have friends with a dozen or more of SP's in all sizes in their setups--and they sound pretty damn good--so
Horse for courses!