Hello all. Well the title says it all really. I have just bought a pair and currently sitting on my old kef isolation feet but I will have to sell them when the speakers go. Chord sm5 look nice and some of the audio acoustics. I don’t really want to buy “duff” ones as reasonably expensive mistake if I do. Speakers are sitting on solid wood floor in a room 4-5 metres square. Recommendations ? Thanks.
I would see if you could home demo the isoacoustic Gaia 3 speaker isolation pucks.
I have them on neat xl6 and they are excellent
Have you tried them directly onto the floor, with the floor protected from the spikes with pennies, or Naim Chips if you are feeling flush? With a solid floor you really shouldn’t need anything else.
You could ask neat themselves what they recommend?
At the moment I have them on the kef discs from my old speakers but the holes are too small for the neat spikes so don’t fit at all. I could not find anything on the neat website and only bought the speakers yesterday morning so still running them in. I will call neat tomorrow when they are o-en. I like the look of the gais that have been suggested, lots of very good reviews online. Thanks all.
I think you’d need Gaia 2s not 3s. The weight range for the 3s is up to 32kg whereas I believe SX7is come in at 36kg.
I chose Quadraspire QX7 shoes to go under the spikes on my recently acquired ATC SCM40s. I selected them largely based on appearance, but also because they are easier to position under heavy speakers. Soundwise, the ATCs are sounding astonishingly good especially for speakers just a few days old but how much of this is down to the spike cups I don’t know.
The type of spike and type of floor makes a big difference on weather you couple ( solid disc ) or decouple to the floor
It’s crazy how all these types of things can affect the sound of a audio system.
In the old days we used brass screws screwed to the floor and sat the speaker spikes into the heads.
If you feel you would like something more discrete looking, yet very effective. The Ceraball universal can be recommended.
A set of 4 comes at around the same price as the Gaia 3s and can support up to 300kg.
Forgot to update this thread. I got some isolation feet as suggested and they do sound rather lovely. Speakers pretty much run in now and enjoying them a lot. Thanks for all input.
You did well by the suggestion to get isoAcoustics’ Gaia isolation feet. I have the Gaia II for my Confidence C2 and they made a big difference, especially with better soundstage and bass.
Good choice. The IsoAcoustics Gaia III’s were also a nice upgrade to my Neat Motive SX2’s. Mostly better soundstage and bass (more defined), as mentioned, and better instrument separation as well.
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