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Old 09-18-2017, 11:06 PM
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Blueoak, thanks seems like you investigated it thoroughly. I'm still using the stock spikes with herbies hush puckies to clean up some of the floor resonance. Eventually I will probably try something else. Let us know how they work out.
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My bad -- I was referring to the Focals break in. Roger on 10 hrs.

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Blueoak, thanks seems like you investigated it thoroughly. I'm still using the stock spikes with herbies hush puckies to clean up some of the floor resonance. Eventually I will probably try something else. Let us know how they work out.
I certainly will. I've already done about 10+ hours of testing with the Stillpoints vs. IsoAcoustics. I wasn't able to hear any major differences between the two products. Compared to using the standard spikes that came with the McIntosh XR100s, there was an obvious difference and both the Stillpoints and IsoAcoustics had a great improvement in sound quality.

I will use the IsoAcoustics even more with the Focal Sopra 1 and 2 and let you know how they work out. I purchased a set of the IsoAcoustics GAIA IIIs for my smaller Focus Sopra 1s and I plan to use them on my office desk. I will compare them against the IsoAcoustics ISO-PUCK, which is about half the cost of the IsoAcoustics GAIA III.
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Congrats on the Sopra 2 speakers. Beautiful speakers. Wish I had a dealer to audition.

Did u try the Stillpoints w/ your 601s or D1100??
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Congrats on the Sopra 2 speakers. Beautiful speakers. Wish I had a dealer to audition.

Did u try the Stillpoints w/ your 601s or D1100??
Yes. I wasn't able to hear any difference.
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Cool. More savings! I didn't know if IsoAcoustics product was designed for speakers vs components but I guess, like Stillpoints, the answer is both. Currently I don't have any isolation devices under my McIntosh gear. Only using Nordost Sort Fut for my rack ......

Back on topic, you made a great choice with the Sopra2. Everything I have read has been very positive.

Can't wait to see the photos in your room.
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Cool. More savings! I didn't know if IsoAcoustics product was designed for speakers vs components but I guess, like Stillpoints, the answer is both. Currently I don't have any isolation devices under my McIntosh gear. Only using Nordost Sort Fut for my rack ......

Back on topic, you made a great choice with the Sopra2. Everything I have read has been very positive.

Can't wait to see the photos in your room.
You know the Focal Sopra 2 isn't that big .. and they come in white

You would love the, in your room
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You know the Focal Sopra 2 isn't that big .. and they come in white



You would love the, in your room


Don't I know it! I came close to buying these, sight unseen, but chose the Dyn C30 after I auditioned and most importantly my wife gave aesthetic approval for the C30 in our busy living room. If the Sopra 2 didn't have the black mixed in with the white, I likely would own Sopra 2 right now.

The Walnut looks great!
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