Try this – sit and listen to your stereo, then get someone to gently lift and hold one of the components and hear the difference as the vibration is damped from it. This is what these feet do for you, but without getting tired and grumpy, hurting their back or catching your expensive stylus in their jumper. Despite the frivolity, it is a good test.
Solidair Audio, Ukishima 6, magnetic levitation feet for hifi (Box of five 6Kg model) are made from polished brass and stainless steel to accurate tolerances. They are designed to look fabulous and considerably reduce vibration in all hifi 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.
You will notice an immediate improvement to the sound quality. Typically, improved soundstage, 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 0.5Kg to 6Kg per foot or 2.5Kg to 30Kg for a set of five feet (1 box), which will cover most equipment except for heavy valve amps and speakers. (The made to order Ukishima 15 is designed for this application.) The feet are typically about 36mm in height and 31mm in diameter (wide) when in use under load.
Some products are quite unbalanced, usually due to the position of heavy transformers and may need one foot in the middle, two on one side and just one on the other. Or arrange them to suit your aesthetic judgement.
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 hifi 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 hifi 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 within 60 days of payment.
DANGER – neodymium magnets
Powerful magnets can cause physical injury and be life threatening if swallowed.
Keep away from sensitive equipment (pacemakers, credit cards, computers etc).
Nickel coating can cause an allergic reaction if handled.
This product is not a toy and must be kept away from children.