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!
7 thoughts on “Anti-Vibration, Part II”
I keep thinking how much harder its going to be for you when you decide to move those turntables closer to your listening chair. =)
There is no need to do so. The listening chair is in the best distance. Look at “Listening room” under “Various” with… ahh…some old images.
Eckart, this may be of some interest too you….
Thanks a lot. I had seen it. As the Accurion Power Cord is a very special one coming with a silver round termination and quite a big additional power unit I do believe that Accurion has improved their termination in difference to the units delivered in 2015. I know Goebel and do believe in their quality products. I might test it one day.
We would like to use the picture of your Accurion i4 in our social media with a link back to your blog as a credit. Would that be possible?
It is ok!