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Offline BrianT

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Granite isolation bases
« on: October 15, 2011, 05:36:11 PM »

Over the last couple of days, I have been putting together a pair of granite isolation bases, for my Pre and Turntable
using 19 x 21 piece of granite and a set of Dayton audio ISO-4C cones.
I think they worked out fine.

Brian
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VPI Classic TurnTable (blk)
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Re: Granite isolation bases
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 05:42:38 PM »
Dude, your stuff looks lonely......but well supported.   ;D
Media: CDs ripped to Apple Lossless files
Source: Mac Mini using iTunes and Bit Perfect
DAC: AudioSmile modded Behringer DEQ2496
Preamp: Rogue Audio Perseus
Crossover: miniDSP 2X4 HD
Amp: Vincent SP-331
Mains: KEF LS50
Subs: dual SVS SB-2000

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Re: Granite isolation bases
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 07:18:26 PM »
Great setup!   :o

Spkr: Harbeth 30.1 on Sound Anchor stands
Pre: Rogue 99 Super Magnum
Power:  Rogue Stereo 90 Super Magnum
Phono: VPI Aries 1,  Denon 103R, PS Audio GCPH
CD: Oppo 203
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Re: Granite isolation bases
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2011, 08:55:20 PM »
Wow!!   Great set up you have!!

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Re: Granite isolation bases
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2011, 12:36:37 AM »
You've got some really nice equipment Brian!  It mus sound excellent!
Carl

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Re: Granite isolation bases
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2011, 12:50:02 AM »
Granite gets enough of a bad rep as it is. You isolating it doesn't make things any better.

Kidding, kidding. That setup looks magnificent. Very cool!

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Re: Granite isolation bases
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2011, 05:15:34 PM »
Very cool Brian, matches the 7's stands nicely!

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Re: Granite isolation bases
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2011, 07:21:57 AM »
You've got some really nice equipment Brian!  It mus sound excellent!

Carl.

I do have some nice gear, and it does sound real nice.
The only thing I would change would be the cartridge, but I have not got a spare $3000.00
for an upgrade.

Brian
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Re: Granite isolation bases
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2011, 07:25:04 AM »
Very cool Brian, matches the 7's stands nicely!

Ryan.

I must agree with you, every thing matches well and has helped with the vibration issue I was having.

Brian
Devialet D400 - Audioprana SP/DIF-AES/EBU cable
VPI Classic TurnTable (blk)
c/w Transfiguration Phoenix Cartridge
Raysonic 168 CDP
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Re: Granite isolation bases
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2011, 08:05:32 AM »
You've got some really nice equipment Brian!  It mus sound excellent!

Carl.

I do have some nice gear, and it does sound real nice.
The only thing I would change would be the cartridge, but I have not got a spare $3000.00
for an upgrade.


And what would that be?
Brian

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Re: Granite isolation bases
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2011, 07:09:39 PM »

Over the last couple of days, I have been putting together a pair of granite isolation bases, for my Pre and Turntable
using 19 x 21 piece of granite and a set of Dayton audio ISO-4C cones.
I think they worked out fine.

Brian

That is very nice. 
Right now I just put my Rega P-5 on the glass base that came with a SunFire Amp.  Under that I have blocks of Sorborthane.  I am sure mine is isolated, but damn yours looks good.


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Re: Granite isolation bases
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2011, 08:36:23 AM »
And what would that be?

George.

I am looking at the Transfiguration Phoenix Cartridges. The problem is I have not heard one
this is a trade show demo, 50% off list so down to $1500.00

Brian
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VPI Classic TurnTable (blk)
c/w Transfiguration Phoenix Cartridge
Raysonic 168 CDP
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Re: Granite isolation bases
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2011, 08:41:21 AM »
That is very nice. 
Right now I just put my Rega P-5 on the glass base that came with a SunFire Amp.  Under that I have blocks of Sorborthane.  I am sure mine is isolated, but damn yours looks good.

Bill.

I was getting feedback thought my turntable at high volume (nearly the same volume as Gary at CF)
That has stopped now, all I get is very loud music.  ;D

Brian
Devialet D400 - Audioprana SP/DIF-AES/EBU cable
VPI Classic TurnTable (blk)
c/w Transfiguration Phoenix Cartridge
Raysonic 168 CDP
Mac Mini Music Server c/w Audioquest Diamond USB cable
B&W 803D3 (black) Auditorium 23 Cables

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Re: Granite isolation bases
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2011, 02:34:48 PM »
That is very nice. 
Right now I just put my Rega P-5 on the glass base that came with a SunFire Amp.  Under that I have blocks of Sorborthane.  I am sure mine is isolated, but damn yours looks good.

Bill.

I was getting feedback thought my turntable at high volume (nearly the same volume as Gary at CF)
That has stopped now, all I get is very loud music.  ;D

Brian
I need to try that...my sub is too close to the turntable/rack resulting in horrible feedback. I can't use the sub with the turntable....
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Re: Granite isolation bases
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2011, 08:46:48 PM »
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Bill.

I was getting feedback thought my turntable at high volume (nearly the same volume as Gary at CF)
That has stopped now, all I get is very loud music.  ;D

Brian


I had to move my sub across the room because I was getting a good amount of rubble on my Denon running a MC, but nothing like at CF.  As stupid as it sounds, I made some blocks to sit my pre and amp on.  I have a bunch of butcher block I used to build the base of my one turntable.  I figured, why not cut up some pieces and put it under my components.  Verdict is still out if it improves anything.

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