Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

marcbrown

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Another review that is just breaking is the Soulution 760 DAC in TAS by Jon Valin. Jon is a tough critic so if he doesn't like something........ouch. I have the whip marks to prove it. :)

Seriously, Cyrill has been making outstanding equipment for years. He asked us to make feet for his equipment years ago, as a result CS2 exists primarily due to him. Thank you for the leap of faith, Cyrill.
Hey Joe, from your perspective, if either set-up is doable, would one be better off using or not using the hardware to connect speakers to the 1.0 footers? I am planning for the installation of the 1.0s with my Wilson Sophia 3s on carpet, thanks marc brown
 

joelavrencik

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Hey Joe, from your perspective, if either set-up is doable, would one be better off using or not using the hardware to connect speakers to the 1.0 footers? I am planning for the installation of the 1.0s with my Wilson Sophia 3s on carpet, thanks marc brown
Hi marcbrown

My best recommendation is to forego adapters for now. Placing the LS 1.0s under your Sophia 3s is all that is required to enjoy their effect.

The reason I say this at this point is, we are developing a special custom made "cradle" supported by LS feet that loudspeakers can be placed into. But, custom made is really a misnomer. Something is only "custom" the first time you do it. Since we anticipate making many "cradles" for many different loudspeakers in the future, our 2-fold emphasis right now is to make the entire device as low-cost and performance enhancing as possible. Your feet will be able to screw into the cradle when we have it ready. All LS feet are pre-tapped to screw into "something", you just don't see it.

Do we know a "cradle" will be performance effective? The answer is, yes, based on the excellent results we are seeing with LS feet under Magico M Series loudspeakers. Essentially the M Series tripod is a "cradle". Our objective is to do it better and we have a design in process. Like the LS feet, we need to perfect it before we release it.

So, if you want to convert to another configuration in the future, you will be able to do so. Having said this, I am not ignoring the piece of your question that asks, can I do this now. What I know for sure is that you get the most benefit from the feet when the feet are in direct contact with the bottom of the loudspeaker or in direct contact with the configuration of its unique support base. My concern is the hole in the bottom of your loudspeakers, exposed when you unscrew your diodes. There are 8 gaskets on top of each LS foot and I'd prefer that all 8 touch the bottom of your 3s. I'm being anal.

I hope this seems a reasonable answer to your question. You have great loudspeakers; a substantial and worthy investment in high end audio. I want you to get the most out of your investment in CMS.....

All the Best

Joe
 

joelavrencik

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Hey Joe, from your perspective, if either set-up is doable, would one be better off using or not using the hardware to connect speakers to the 1.0 footers? I am planning for the installation of the 1.0s with my Wilson Sophia 3s on carpet, thanks marc brown
I failed to mention that the LS 1.0 is 2 3/8" in diameter. This means that the center of each diode hole would need to be 1 3/16" from the edge of the loudspeaker to achieve complete coverage. I admit that my answer assumed the center of at least 1 diode hole was closer to the edges based on Steve's experience. I could be wrong in the case of the Sophia 3s. Am I wrong? Please advise.
 

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