AudioQuest have done it again! Sorbothane®, a synthetic polymer used for isolation and vibration damping, is not new and was used for Turntable platter mats in the 1980's. Now, you can use it to 'dampen' all sorts of A/V related products - Turntables; CD/DVD/Blu-ray Players etc
AudioQuest's Q-Foot can breathe new life into your system by damping unwanted vibrations, allowing the system to sing deeper and further into the music. One particular place that many of us have found Q-Foot to be particularly effective is under any spinning mechanism - disc players, turntables, or hard-drive/computer combinations. Spinning mechanisms do not like their own vibrations, or others for that matter...
The shape of the foot makes a very big difference. The partial hole in the centre increases compliance and horizontal surface. The extra vertical surface means more movement of the material is possible, and therefor more kinetic energy can be lost (turned into heat). The damping aspect of Q-Foot is often more important than the isolation ability ... though it is the non-specific frequency ability to both damp and isolate which makes Q-Foot so universally effective. Q-Foot are effective over a very wide band, the only strong caveat is to make sure that under a turntable or other more-than-average sensitive device, that the Q-foot are not pressed down on so hard that they lose their compliance. It's always more effective when there's "give" left, just more give is required to be most effective in such applications. Purchase more if necessary.
Note: These Sorbothane® Feet help protect your furniture, but it is best to use a small amount of cling wrap inbetween the Feet and your furniture to prevent leaving a mark that would be hard to remove. However, this is better than scratches on your furniture and the sound is a lot better.
How To Use: The four Q Feet are best placed near the corners of your component, subwoofer or bookshelf speakers. However, don't let your component's feet touch the Q Feet - use the hole if practical. If the feet on your item are taller than the Q Feet, you should remove them. The PVC plastic trays that are included are used to protect your furniture, because the SorboGel will leave a mark on everthing it comes in contact with, although this can be prevented by using a small amount of plastic food wrap.
What You Get: Set of 4 energy absorbing Sorbothane® feet to improve performance of many different types of audio equipment. Each foot supports up to 3.5kg. They are approximately 22mm high and 76mm diameter.
Main Features & Specifications
- Includes four energy absorbing Sorbothane feet
- Helps improve performance of audio equipment and protects furniture
- Each foot supports up to 3 kg.
- 76mm diamenter; 22mm high approximately
- Warranty: 90 days
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE