Vibration isolation - found one with science attached!

spiritofmusic

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Tim, I think you’ll find vibration isolation is the one tweak in audio which has the most science and predictable effectiveness, whether passive like Minus K and Stacore, or active like Herzan and Taiko Tana.

The Minus K has great specs but suffers from one major disadvantage which precluded me from buying it.
 
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Hey all,

Looking at Minus K isolation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9J8-YAMQKo

This seems to have some science attached and actually works!

What is your opinion?

Thanks, Tim
Even a inner tube tire and a box of sand have a lot of science - I remember doing some rough calculations to calculate the optimum characteristics of an isolation table for a Mossbauer spectrometer more than thirty years ago! Isolation tables are very well studied and understood, nothing new in this field, except some peculiar aspects of the implementation. Curiously we could expect that the advances in DSP, transducers and microelectronics could make the prices drop, but we do not see it, on the contrary.

What should be relevant is audio science - in this case the connection between vibration and subjective performance of electronics components. And here we are are almost zero level - except for some cases known since long, such as tubes, coils, ceramic capacitors. All we have is empirical data and secret information that manufacturers wisely do not share with us.
 
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Tim, I think you’ll find vibration isolation is the one tweak in audio which has the most science and predictable effectiveness, whether passive like Minus K and Stacore, or active like Herzan and Taiko Tana.

The Minus K has great specs but suffers from one major disadvantage which precluded me from buying it.
As you saw in my previous post, I do not find the actuation of such devices either predictable or scientific.
 

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