Vibrapods anyone?

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  1. Allen Longcor

    Allen Longcor Supporting Actor

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    Anyone use these: http://polkaudio.tranguard.com/details.asp?item_id=2757 ?
    If so do they really work? What are the differences you see (hear) if any.
    Also what are your opinions on stacking equipment on top of each other due to space constraints. I would never stack anything on top of my receiver (heat), but I do have my DVD player on top of my CD player because that is the only place for it to go.
     
  2. Brian OK

    Brian OK Supporting Actor

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    Allen,

    I currently use them under my CDP and DVD player. Bass response/extension is what I feel is most improved. More air too.
    I use to use them under my sub and mains when I had my living room/hardwood floor setup. Worked nicely there.

    Under my DVD, the pods are between the player and a 2" granite platform.
    Under the CDP, the pods are between a gutted/sand-filled Brightstar Air Mass which I modded.
    Some swear they smear the component they are placed under. I like them under my source components. But I have moved away from them for any other use.

    For $6.00, they are worth an experiment. And as always, YMMV.

    BTW -- I would never stack components, but would get a larger, or additional rack. Sound coloration is bad enough with a single component. Two coupled, just created more problems IMHO.

    Good Luck,

    BOK
     
  3. Allen Longcor

    Allen Longcor Supporting Actor

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    Well right now it is really the only option for me. I am thinking about getting this rack here: http://www.cybersalamander.com/arche...c_twinchry.jpg and putting everything on that. I would like to keep my DVD player by the TV so that I dont' have to buy a really long component cable, which I hear degrades over long lengths. So I'd have to have a really long optical digital cable and a long stereo cable from my TV to my receiver. This could work I think. I guess I could try out the vibrapods then. Any prices that are better than the ones from the Polk site?
     
  4. Bill_D

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    I use them on 2 DIY vibration platforms under my Receiver & DVD.
    29.5" square pieces of 1.5" maple painted flat black with 8
    Model 3&2 pods installed underneath around the perimeter.
    Like this: http://www.vibrapod.com/installation.htm
    You cannot even tell it's there with black components
    I installed them initially because my equipment rack/shelf
    is recessed into the wall without any isolation. The pod
    platforms seemed to widen the sweet spot a bit and clear
    up my mid bass fuzzies. This, of course, is an unofficial,
    unscientific, unmeasurable opinion.
     
  5. HankM

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    I have 6 Vibrapods sitting under my PS Audio P300
     
  6. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    I have never stacked components because I don't want to scratch the bottom one. It sucks when I see a used component that interests me on eBay or a related site and see "scratches on top" in the description. Anyway, since I have never stacked components, I can't say whether doing so has an adverse effect on the sound. I can see how it might though.
     
  7. RobertCharlotte

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    My favorite part of that Vibrapod site:
     
  8. Michael Lomker

    Michael Lomker Stunt Coordinator

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    I bought a couple sets because they were inexpensive and look very cool. I'm not sure that they improved my system any because I don't really turn up the subwoofer/bass all that much.
     

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