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Isolation Platforms • Feet • Cones
Cones & Feet
Something Solid Dissipating feet
Something Solid Dissipating feet. A pack contains a set of three feet made of specially treated end grain balsa wood, where each foot uses three carbon fibre pads which should be used facing down onto the supporting shelf. These are my favourite feet as they sound very neutral and increase resolution of ambience and fine detail compared to everything else I’ve tried. Three heights are available: standard (16mm), Large (23mm) and X Large (31mm).
Something Solid Dissipating feet 3 pack in Standard, Large and X Large sizes: £25.00
Something Solid Carbon fibre Isolation pucks
The Something Solid Isolation Pucks are a pack of 4 small carbon fibre feet as used on the Dissipating feet (above), and can be used under shelves, or wherever you want the benefits of carbon fibre. They measure 9mm diameter and are approximately 5mm high.
Something Solid Isolation pucks: £7.50 per pack of 4.
The Missing link foot is quite radical in concept and is the result of many hundreds of hours or listening and experimentation. Internally they feature a carbon fibre and balsa wood sandwich which is then suspended on a high tensile strength synthetic rope which helps decouple/filter the supported item from the room and vice versa.
The original intention of using spikes on stands was to increase rigidity and coupling, so at first the idea of a product that goes against the grain seems alien, but once you’ve experienced the benefits we’re sure you’re world will be turned upside down the same way ours was. Sonically what they do is open the sound up, it becomes more effortless yet also improves dynamic contrast, bass tonality and bass solidity.
These feet can be used under speakers, speaker stands and equipment supports with great benefit, but be warned, many find them addictive and end up using them under every spike interface within the system.
They can be used safely under practically any weight of item (25kg per foot would be a very conservative rating) and they can be used on carpeted or bare wood floors.
Something Solid Little Link spike shoe
Above: Little Link spike shoe on the left compared to the Missing Link on the right
The Little Link is a smaller version of the Missing Link (featured above). This foot uses the same tensioned cord decoupling and also contains a carbon and balsa end grain sandwich inside the suspended piece. It is suitable for use on hard wood floors and low racks, but for tall speakers/racks on carpet we recommend the Missing Link as it has a larger foot print making it more stable.
This is the foot version of the Little Link spike shoe detailed above. This dispenses with the spike mounting and instead has an exposed balsa top designed to be used directly underneath shelves and equipment. This improve dynamics and resolution to an amazing degree and are highly recommended under all sorts of items.
Clearlight Audio DRC cones and cups
Clearlight Audio RDC cones, wide range available please click here for more details
The Michell Tenderfeet are beautifully made aluminium cones that are also very reasonably priced. Two sizes are available, both are 35mm diameter at their widest point, the small ones (pictured above left) are 12mm tall and Large (above right) approximately 36mm tall.
Michell Tenderfeet small: £8.25 each
Michell Tenderfeet Large: £9.75 each
Michell Tenderfeet Large in black: £10.75 each
Deflex Isolation feet
Deflex feet are made from a springy silicone like material and are designed to absorb and damp vibration. They are available in two different sizes:
Something Solid Spike Boot
The Spike boot is a spike shoe that utilises the Something Solid philosophy of combining carbon fibre between end grain balsa wood, providing a spacious, open and unforced sound. They are available in Silver or Graphite and cost £11 each.
Michell Tender Cup
The Tender Cup is a version of the Tenderfoot but with the point recessed to take a spike or cone. As you’d expect from Michell these cups are superbly made from aluminium.
Michell Tender Cup: £6 each
Something Solid DS2 Dissipating Shelf
In keeping with the rest of the Something Solid range this shelf sounds very natural and musical. It uses end grain balsa wood mounted on an plywood base to give it strength, with the edge veneered in plywood. It’s sized to fit most hifi racks, the width is 46cm and the depth 36cm (the shelf thickness is approximately 27mm). This brings a massive improvement over shelves made from all the other materials we’ve tried, including glass, marble, Slate, MDF and so on.
Something Solid DS2 Dissipating Shelf: £125.
Something Solid DDS Dissipating Shelf
The Double Dissipating Shelf is the latest evolution of the Dissipating shelf concept. As the name suggests it is effectively a double version of the standard dissipating shelf, it uses two thin ply and balsa sandwiches which results in a shelf that is considerably lighter than the standard one yet still able to support heavy items. They are a little thicker than the standard shelf, at 34mm thick, but from the outside that is the only difference. Sonically they have all the hallmarks of lower mass, the sound is cleaner, faster and more natural and all round represents a large advancement over what was already what we felt was the best shelf on the market.
Something Solid DDS Double Dissipating Shelf: £250.00
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