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Old 01-20-2021, 07:23 PM
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Default VPI Magic Brick, HRS damping plate, or wrong path

Looking for the wisdom present in AA regarding which path will provide the most bang for the buck. I have a Simaudio Moon 310LP phono preamp I believe has the flaw of a more resonate than preferred case. I have it sitting on four HRS low profile Nimbus doohickeys. I think I will get some positive benefits if I add some mass on top of it. I can get new VPI magic bricks or, for a fair amount more, I can get a HRS damping plate to put on it?

What are your thoughts on my logic (or lack thereof) and thoughts? If you vote the HRS route, thin or thick version and why. I usually prefer Grand Prix isolation footers, but the 310LP is too light for them and moves all around.
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Old 01-29-2021, 11:00 AM
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You could simulate the magic brick with a similarly weighted though less aesthetic household object or two. If your hear an improvement, buy the brick for the look.

Please report back on this--I cannot quite imagine a brick-like object working, but i have never tried
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Personally, I'd confirm that you even like the nimbus footers.
While I like and use the HRS damping plates, the nimbus footers were not as useful to me. For the most part, I didn't think they positively affected the sound under most of the components I used them on.
I have much better results with Stillpoints and Isoacoustics Oreas and use the HRS damping plates with both.
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I am using Isoacoustics footers and a Magic Brick with my Pass Labs XP17 phono preamp. Each on its own improved the sound, using them together has yielded the best sound in my system.
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Old 02-05-2021, 09:02 AM
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Personally, I'd confirm that you even like the nimbus footers.
While I like and use the HRS damping plates, the nimbus footers were not as useful to me. For the most part, I didn't think they positively affected the sound under most of the components I used them on.
I have much better results with Stillpoints and Isoacoustics Oreas and use the HRS damping plates with both.
The HRS Nimbus are working okay so far. I much prefer the Grand Prix Apex isolation footers. I ordered one of the HMS damping plates. I hope the HRS plate adds enough mass to allow me to return to the Apex footers. I will definitely experiment.
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