We recently handed a variety of feet and speaker suspension bridges to Dominic Marsh, a reviewer for HiFi Pig. The review has now been published and can be seen on their website, along with all sorts of other interesting articles, in case you were unaware of the popular online magazine. The link URL is http://hifipig.com/solidair-audio-ukishima-magnetic-isolators/#more-35933
We are very pleased to have been awarded a highly recommended award for the products tested. Dominic has some useful insights into what we produce and aim to achieve with our products.
We have just made a set of speaker suspension bridges, destined for life under a pair of classic Lowther horn speakers in Kuala Lumpur. We are very pleased with the black anodised look, which compliments the brass so well, they should look fabulous in action. We have a review coming out soon in HiFi Pig, the online HiFi magazine, which includes a look at what the speaker suspension bridges do. We have not seen the review yet, but the reviewer was very complimentary, so we think he liked them as much as we do.
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Thanks to Steve Recker from Texas USA, for sending pictures of his turntable happily floating on our new aluminium feet.
He says “1969 Transcriptors Skeleton made in Ireland. It’s been in storage over 40 years in the original box and packaging. Almost no use! Still sounds great with original cartridge and now even better with floating magnetic suspension. Thanks for these!”
It is always good to hear from our customers and see our products in action. What a fabulous looking turntable.
We have been further experimenting with wood isolation feet and have had some fabulous sonic results on the Gyrodec with them. I guess the look may not appeal to everyone, the organic burr oak contrasting with the sci-fi Hi-Fi look of the turntable. We will try some different woods next and get some feedback on our facebook page.
Are streamers safe on magnetic feet?
This video shows an experiment, putting a hard drive directly on three Ukishima 15 feet, to see if the drive is affected by the magnetic field.
I found no adverse effects on the performance of the drive, I also tried it at different angles to replicate different mounting arrangements in streamers with no issues.
Testing a hard drive on the powerful Ukishima 15 feet.
We have introduced an upgraded option for the range of small feet. By having some new magnets specially made, we can offer a 30% more powerful foot in the same body package as the popular Ukishima 6. It gives a bit more load headroom and can be mixed with the “6” feet if you have a heavy corner, or an opening lid on a record player that makes one area work harder than the rest. We can also offer the new magnets as an upgrade for Ukishima 6 feet already out there working hard for your listening pleasure.
We took a variety of of our new speaker suspension bridges to Falmouth, to see what the great speaker guru, Julius Hyde, would make of them. Testing went very well on the bridges. The difference was instantly clear and substantial. The sound was not only significantly better with the feet under the speakers but the smallest details could be heard that had been previously unnoticed. The staging was precise and the bass powerful and crisp. The whole sound was sharper, yet more rounded and less shrill. Really quite delightful and easy on the ear. It was a revelation, as if you had been listening to a fabulous voice with some of the audience joining in and then suddenly, you were hearing it on it’s own. Julius commented one would have to spend many thousands of pounds in upgrades to get a similar performance improvement by another route. We were very pleased and relieved after all the hard work.
We also wanted to hear what would happen downstairs, to see if we had managed to reduce the sound transmission to rooms underneath the music room. The music was definitely quieter and less intrusive and with the suspension bridges in place, it sounded like distant music rather than a bass heavy noise. I made an attempt to be more scientific using a decibel meter; same track, same volume and found typically about 3dB less noise. This equates to about half the power transmission through the floor of the speakers without the suspension bridges. So good news for your neighbours too!
91dB in the listening room
77.8dB downstairs with supension bridges
81dB without suspension