Isolation Platform

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Ive just finished my build on an isolation platform for my Roksan Attessa DP2 CD transport. When I collected it from its previous owner it was sat on an ageing Seismic Sink, so I thought id have a go at crafting a more SWIMBO freindly version.

First off was to source some good looking adjustable feet...these came from eBay and a height adjustable as well as being sat on their own isolation cones too. I wemt for 3 in a tripod format mounted under some 18mm MDF.



Then I sourced a new 10" inner tube - the guy in the bike shop thought I was mad ..lol



One of our engineers at work is a keen woodworker...so Lee sourced some 24mm x 90mm deep sapelle, which I routed out to take the 12mm thick slate tile, all fitted togther with some mitred corners.



The sapelle was sanded down to 600 grit then 4 coats of danish oil, the last two applied with 1500 and 2500 grit emry. Then it was 4 coast of liquid beeswax inc two coats on the slate.



Some old audioquest sorbothane feet support the CDT - the folded sheet of old roofing lead acts a counterbalance against the heavy psu on the LHS on the Attessa.



and with the Attessa on it...





 

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I've not done a before & after listen ....maybe the guys at my bakeoff this Saturday will tell me .

In any case I built it as much for the aesthetics as the isolation

 

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I have been using 2 inner tubes under my speakers; makes it possible to level them. Although I plan to use 3 or 4 small ones next time, as the fronts of the new cabinets are heavier than the backs.

 

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Just done a quick with & without test...,only me here to listen east the mo .....but it does seem to allow the Attessa to give a crisper sound across all if the range, the bass being more detailed

I'll try more at Saturdays bake off

 

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Just done a quick with & without test...,only me here to listen east the mo .....but it does seem to allow the Attessa to give a crisper sound across all if the range, the bass being more detailedI'll try more at Saturdays bake off
:pop: :)

 

MF 1000

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In a relaxed state post bakeoff breakfast, we did a listen to see if there was a difference test...carried out by Dean (SCDIB), Steve (RMS Shipbroker) and Lee (Setting Son). The general opinion was that the platform did give better bass response and more detail on the reggae that we were then listening too.

So I am pleased with my efforts... some more tweaks to complete on it yet - and best of all for me its not broken the bank too :)

 
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Honeywell1945

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Nice project & well finished.

Have you a link to those feet on eBay at all ?

Thanks

 

MF 1000

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Nice project & well finished.Have you a link to those feet on eBay at all ?

Thanks
Thanks

eBay ref

Item number: 141001922397

Although they are for sale in sets of 4....the seller was easily contacted sold me a set of three

 

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