Oh my heavens, one of my favourite posts ever... dimensionless energy moving through 3 dimensional pathways... that is just joyful to read. Thank you Joe, that just made my night. Absolutely love your work, both the concept and the way you just expressed it... awesome.
Hi Joe, I have the rack and platforms under my tt and amps (cant remember the name, the one model below the totl thickest model). Do I need the CS2 too or do I only need the CS2 and not the rack/platform anymore? I have been very happy with the rack/platform over the years. Wonder to what degree will the CS2 bring improvement to the table versus full rack/platform, thanks.
I'm assuming you mean a CMS rack. I have something new coming out for tts later this year, so let's focus on the amps for now.
In general, CMS racks/platforms and CS2 feet do 2 different things. In fact, I think it's fair for me to extend the previous sentence to "all racks/platforms" and CS2 footers do 2 different things.
All serious racks/platforms focus on 1st Law energy conversion; vibration to heat. You can clearly hear the benefit of this approach. The better the rack/platform, the better the result. Let's call it a given.
With respect to racks, the problem we all have is that legitimate attempts to pull entropy (disorder) out of the component are confounded by the feet under the component. Most low budget feet available to component manufacturers are low budget junk, some are better. None are great, imo. So, they force the component to retain entropy (disorder). That's a very bad thing in high end audio.
So, when you put CS2 under your components on a CMS rack/platform (and most others including home furnishings) you're going to get a tremendous benefit you would not otherwise know was possible..
So, the honest short answer, in your case, is to do both. You'll never regret it. If the component works on our racks it will work better with CS2 included.
Thank you for your question.
All the Best,
Hi Joe! Don't have CS2s under my amps yet, but thinking about it. Currently, the amps are on the floor sitting on 1/2" thick ceramic tile to protect the 1/2" wool carpet underneath (no pad) on top of a concrete slab (I'm banished to the basement....).
Not sure if the CS2s would work on this setup, but could change the tile to wood or something. Planning on trying this out with a spair pair of CS2s just to see. Any thoughts?
"Third, they transfer entropy out of the component. The transfer of disorder out of a component is rooted in the 2nd Law of Thermodynamic"
Since the 2nd law is: delta S > 0, can we remove the CS2 after awhile?
Thanks for a very complete answer. I will try both some time in the future. From my read, the footer may have an edge. Was hoping I can skip the rack and just use the footers. Sorry Joe, I have to be honest, I love what your rack does to the sound, but I have the other half always crticizing about the looks
My CD Player has a 40 mm thick platform relied on three independent stainless steel ball feet.
I would like to install CS2 1.5 feet under this 40mm thick platform, is it possible ?
Hi Joel,My suggestion would be bypassing the base and going directly underneath the CDP housing. CS2 is designed to work when it in direct contact with the component. (Beautiful CDP!)
I thought it might be beneficial to publish the White Paper for Center Stage2. This explains something about the product and offers important information that will definitely enhance your ownership experience.
Thank you for your quick reply.
I have checked the possibility of putting the CS2 footers under the chassis , and I find the bottom of the chassis is too small to accommodate four feet. Therefore I consider to install the CS2 footers under the platform (acrylic look-alike material).
I do have a question regarding Center Stage or similar.
Does one realize the same or less when internal electronics are mounted to the underside of the top of an amplifier?
What about separate power supplies?
This is good question. To be perfectly transparent, I never had the opportunity to test this. In fact, it never made my radar screen. So, I need your help. Can you please give me the make and models so I can do some research and get back to you. This is definitely worthwhile exploring.
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