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Old 12-12-2017, 07:02 PM
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Default Footers under your Audio Research Gear.

Do you use any type of footers under your Audio Research gear? If so, what have you tried and what do you use?

Currently the space between the shelves of my racks does not allow me to have any type of footers and leave room for ventilation. This is especially true for my preamps. But this will change once we move this spring. I plan on replacing my two equipment stands with ones that are larger and have more room between the shelves.

I do use large heavy stainless steel cones under my amp. But that is the only place I played with any type of footers. My ARC dealer has suggested I try Stillpoints. But I am curious what others have found works well.
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:07 PM
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I am using HRS Nimbus feet under my Ref 10. I used them previously on my Ref 5SE.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:16 PM
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I am using the Voodoo Isopods. The do make an instant and obvious good difference. Recommended!!!
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Do you use any type of footers under your Audio Research gear? If so, what have you tried and what do you use?

Currently the space between the shelves of my racks does not allow me to have any type of footers and leave room for ventilation. This is especially true for my preamps. But this will change once we move this spring. I plan on replacing my two equipment stands with ones that are larger and have more room between the shelves.

I do use large heavy stainless steel cones under my amp. But that is the only place I played with any type of footers. My ARC dealer has suggested I try Stillpoints. But I am curious what others have found works well.
Stillpoints UltraSS do work under ARC gear. I'd try four under your amp to start. For several units, they offer threaded adapters to fit the Stillpoint units in place of the stock footers, including the 2SE and 5SE.
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I have Stillpoints under my amp and pre. They don’t add a lot of height, but they do add some. Until you get moved that could be problematic. I use Ultra SS treaded directly into the component using the inserts.
A lesson I learned on the inserts......The amp inserts and the pre inserts are 2 different sizes. Both amp and pre are the GS series, so I only checked one of them when ordering the inserts. And we know the saying about the word ASSUME.
I got mine from Ivan (highly recommended).
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Default Footers under your Audio Research Gear.

That goes for an awful lot of threaded feet inserts. Please check before ordering. The Stillpoints adapters pages on their website are very useful, but may not show sizes for newer equipment.
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:57 AM
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My Audio Research Dealer also suggested Stillpoints. I will definitely give them a try.

A new stand will be one of the first things after we move. I have been looking at different stands but I have not decided on one yet. I may have something custom made in maple. I don't want to have to go back to bricks and boards like I had in the mid 1980's.
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I'm generally doubtful of the effectiveness of tweaks like footers but I seem to have had noticeable good results with TOAC Tite-35S super insulators under my Ref250SEs and Esoteric K03X. Bought them cheap while on holiday in Japan in March last year. Only $30USD per spike/insulator combination.
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I'm generally doubtful of the effectiveness of tweaks like footers but I seem to have had noticeable good results with TOAC Tite-35S super insulators under my Ref250SEs and Esoteric K03X. Bought them cheap while on holiday in Japan in March last year. Only $30USD per spike/insulator combination.
What types of improvements did you hear with the TAOC footers - in particular when used with the ARC REF 250SE amps? Where in Japan did you purchase the TAOC footers?
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