Ukishima 15 – Hifi Sound Isolation Spike Feet (set of four)
Solidair Audio, Ukishima 15, heavy duty magnetic levitation feet for hi-fi (Box of four 15Kg model).
Made from polished brass and stainless steel to accurate tolerances. They are designed to look fabulous and considerably reduce vibration in all hi-fi equipment. These are the non-adjustable feet, though you can buy the adjusters to screw into them at a later date if you need to. This set works well for supporting heavy components with reasonably even weight distribution, like some serious turntables and hifi racks.
You will notice an immediate improvement to the sound quality. Typically, improved sound stage, harshness removed from high notes and more clarity, detail and solidity. On AV equipment a clearer crisper picture will be seen as well.
A quote from Julius Hyde, designer and maker of the legendary Impulse and Aspara horn speakers: “My transistor amp now sounds like a good valve amp, less harsh, the hardness and brittleness have been taken away.”
Place the feet under your CD, DVD, Blu-ray, amp, preamp, turntable, speakers……..
Start at the corners and move them to even the load. The working range of loads are from 2Kg to 15Kg per foot or 10Kg to 60Kg for a set of four feet (1 box), which will cover most heavier or stacked equipment.
Some products are quite unbalanced, usually due to the position of heavy transformers and may need the feet arranging to balance the load.
Make sure the feet are not fully compressed under load, or they will not be doing their job. (You may want to remove the standard rubber feet or solid spikes from your hi-fi separates for cleaner lines and more freedom with your setup.)
Tall units with a small footprint, like floor standing speakers, may be too unstable for use with this kind of foot for support.
Take care not to drop them as the central locating rod is thin, out of necessity to eliminate friction and give the best performance. It can be bent under impact. If you feel compelled to dismantle the feet, please take great care with the magnets. As well as the dangers to personal injury, the magnets are quite brittle and can break easily if allowed to move in an uncontrolled way. We can fix any issues, of course, but that may mean sending it/them back to us.
Used properly, these feet will give you many years of reliable service and improved enjoyment of your beloved hi-fi equipment. For high end audio this would be the most cost effective upgrade you can make. I would not want to be without them, if you don’t agree, just send them back.