Solidair Audio Ukishima Brass – Hifi Isolation Feet (set of four)
Ukishima Brass – The original Solidair Audio Hifi isolation feet, designed to bring out the best in your HiFi components. They are made from polished brass and stainless steel to accurate tolerances. They are designed to look fabulous and considerably reduce vibration in your hifi components. Place the feet under your CD, DVD, Blu-ray, amp, preamp, turntable or speakers. You will notice an immediate improvement to the sound quality. Typically, improved sound stage, more clarity, detail and solidity. Harshness is removed from high notes, which allows listening for extended periods, without fatigue. On AV equipment you will get a clearer crisper picture as well.
To position the Ukishima feet, start at the corners and move them to even the load. The working range of loads are:
4kg feet 0 to 4kg per foot (up to 16kg for four) – 6kg feet 0.5kg to 6kg per foot (2kg to 24kg for a set of four) – 10kg feet 1kg to 10kg (4kg to 40kg for four).
It is good to allow a little headroom on the weight to allow for cable weight and uneven surfaces. These will cover most HiFi equipment except for very heavy things. The Ukishima 15 feet and our Dark Star range are designed for heavier applications. 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. They may need an extra foot on one side, or two feet on one side and just one on the other. 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. These are the non-adjustable feet, though you can buy the adjusters to screw into them if you need to. The adjusters give you more freedom in the placing of the feet. If you need an odd number of feet they can be counted out singly here on the Ukishima single page.
Tall units with a small footprint, like floor standing speakers, may be too unstable for use with this kind of foot for support. You may want to have a look at our speaker isolation section or our Dark Star range for this application.
Take care not to drop them as the central locating rod is thin, out of necessity to reduce 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 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 Ukishima feet will give you many years of reliable service and improved enjoyment of your beloved HiFi equipment. For high end audio this will probably be the most cost effective upgrade you can make. I would not want to be without them. Even if you upgrade or change your components, you can still use them. They are very versatile. If you don’t agree, just send them back.
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.”
Some Safety considerations: 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.