Regarding the Continuum Criterion table I was using a vibration measurement existing of three hard rubber plates which were quite perfect absorbing most of the ground and air borne vibration. Nevertheless I was always looking for a more sophisticated approach. Stabilizing the Grand Porto rack as described in Part I it was my first action. You need to have a stable and even balanced rack, not moving by whatever vibration from the ground or air borne.
My friend Henry in Sidney was experimenting with a Herzan isolation board and reported about excellent results when he was here in my listening room. Since May I am looking for a serious better anti-vibration solution. I also saw in Munich that Frank Kuzma is now using a somehow Herzan vibration isolation board.
When I got in contact with the company Accurion in Göttingen, Northern Germany, I was pleased to learn of a very helpful lady how to cater my issues. Now the Accurion i4 has arrived at my room. I was curious to see if my investment was a serious one or so…
As I built up the vibration board and once again the Criterion which is not an easy action I firstly reloaded the transportation lock by pressing the lock button for more than 3 seconds.
Then I started the isolation modus in the middle of the three buttons. It turned blue initializing the job is done.
I then was listening to a record I had used in the last times very often, Gerry Mulligan – Paraiso, Jazz in Brazil. Let me tell you it is as somehow is freeing the music from a cage into an open space. Before my change onto this phono-chain I regarded the sound as always playing nicely but not as warm and firm as the other phono chains. I thought it was an effect of the Boulder phono 2008. It was not!