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russ andrews torlyte versus townshend seismic isolation platform ?

russ andrews torlyte versus townshend seismic isolation platform.

has any body tested either platform ? under which components ? results ?

both claim simular sonic improvements but work in completely different ways.

torlyte platform designed to channel vibrations out of components, via the use of hard oak cones under components.

seismic platform designed to isolate components from floor bourne vibrations, with no additional cones needed.

thanks for replies !

 

 

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RE: RE:two types of overpriced nonsense

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/russ-andrews-falls-foul-of-advertising-standards-authority

They say there's one born every minute. Or should that be bourne? Or borne?

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thanks for reply trevc !

anybody  else ?

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thanks for reply pauln. i thought the asa was about cable claims etc. (no need to explain)

i take it you have not tried either platform ! (joke)

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RE: russ andrews torlyte versus townshend seismic

Is this for a turntable?

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RE: russ andrews torlyte versus townshend seismic

I use "Acoustifeet" (£5 for four) under my pvr and they completely eliminate the vibration from the hdd, which was transmitted to the cabinet it's in causing an annoyingly loud resonant vibration.

I don't have a problem with the CDP or the amp.

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RE: russ andrews torlyte versus townshend seismic

hello bigh, no i dont have a turntable. just cdp plus amp that could fit side by side on either platform. my kit currently rests (side by side) on a wooden table costing about £10 ! just wondered if anybody had tried either platform because, as stated, both claim to do the same sonic improvements but use totally different approach (?). the only experiment i did try was (2) flat slabs of polestyrene under both cd plus amp (so each unit was not resting on their rubber feet) just to see if there was any difference. this changed the balance of my systems sound but not by alot. it would be great if the various manufacturers would reveal what actual supports they use when tuning/testing their products (whats their reference ? cables aswell....). having seen photos from various shows, there does not seem to be any set reference stand that gets transported to the shows. i've seen pics of lottery win cdp/amps resting on floors, flimsy looking tables.....says it all really !

has any body actually tried these platforms ?

thanks for any further input.

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RE: russ andrews torlyte versus townshend

No never tried them. For the amp unless its a value amp. I would not bother. CDP you could try some of those isolation feet (The Bright Star Audio IsoNodes ) or some that special material that I forget the name of. Some of the Russ Andrews claims are hard to believe, have you tried freezing your cds?

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RE: russ andrews torlyte versus townshend

Torlyte is one of the better products RA has produced. I've heard it under turntables, CD players, valve amps (pre only), solid state amps and power supplies and the effect is consistent and beneficial. My only issue is the price. I think you can get better for less.

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RE: russ andrews torlyte versus townshend

I have an Atacama stand, but the fact I can lift up my Oppo whilst it is playing for dusting with no discernable effect on the sound suggests that nothing more fancy is required and the HiFi would probably be ok on a cardboard box.

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RE: russ andrews torlyte versus townshend

anybody tried the seismic platform ? anybody !!!!

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I make my own platforms from plywood and cheap rubber feet.

Valahalla Technology may be worth checking out as well:  http://www.kronosav.com/accessories/isolation.html

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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RE: russ andrews torlyte vtownshend seismic isolation platform ?

I have not heard either of the products mentioned but I use two of these to put all my equipment on .

 

http://www.mains-cables-r-us.co.uk/hi-fi-racks-stands/303-clearlight-audio-aspekt-hi-fi-stand-4-tier.html

They seem to have improved the sound quality but it is probably my imagination  Smile .

They are far too expensive for what they are  but I got lucky twice on ebay and paid considerably less for them  about 20% of the new price  which is probably closer to their real value .

Main system .

Electrocompaniet EMC 1 up , Monarchy Audio DIP, ECD 1 dac , EC4.8 preamp , 2x AW180 monoblock power amps , PMC Pb1i speakers .

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RE: russ andrews torlyte vtownshend seismic isolation platform ?

thanks for reply cnoevil. i suppose if isolation is the correct route, several layers of bubble wrap under a component may help ?

thanks for reply electro. i believe the isotek filters use rdc cones as feet. i beleive they should be used in combination with the stands you have.

any body else tried torlyte or seismic platform ?

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