zero cost isolation

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    zanash

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    and for the exact reason I started the thread ....£30 someone is taking the proverbial.......
     
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    Is it? I'd say it's not bad compared to other products on the market.
     
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    I agree, not everyone has the equipment or the inclination to make their own. Seeing that these are retailing through a shop, I think that £30 for a set is very reasonable.

    After you take overheads and VAT out of the equation, nobody is going to get rich doing it.

    Graham.
     
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    When you can make them for next to nothing ?????...come on chaps lets get a grip ...but the point was, so you could make them yourselves and not have to pay vat overheads shed loads of profit etc..
     
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    Zanash, I think you've got a valid point but as has been pointed out not everyone has the know how or the inclination. When compared to the RA Cones they are good value. These work as well as isolation systems costing 10 times the price so I'd say £30 is a no brainer.
     
    Knightshade, Jun 24, 2007
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    On a whim I just tried a little experiment with cones/ beraings....+a penny coin!

    The idea dawned looking at the various racks produced by forum members, noticing many were using spikes and discs.....and wondered if I has missed a trick there; it would seem so.

    I don't now if it should or shouldn't work from the scientific angle (Pete/Mark/anyone else?)....it seemed to quite dramatically improve the soundsatge detail in my system. :)
     
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    I think you may just be going down to the 'different materials. different frequencies' thing. I tried using small discs of Granite and slate and noticed a change especially under speakers, but it didn't do much, if anything, under CDP's. but hey, if it works. I know this sounds daft but are the coins you use magnet or not?
     
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    Frankly (no pun int....) I wouldn't know.

    They were pennies I found in my trowers pockets whcih I press-ganged into use...
     
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    Yes.what i need to do now is to take the coins out and see what that does.
     
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    Yeah, I know sad and all but 2p coins (pre 1996) are non magnetic, later ones (mostly) seem to be magnetic. Just wondered if they were mainly copper or another material.
    Oh and were they creamed or un-creamed?
     
    Knightshade, Jul 14, 2007
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    ...interesting

    which are you recommending?


    sorry...??
     
    DavidF, Jul 15, 2007
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    Sorry, just carrying on from the other 'lubricate your CD collection' bit....

    Not really recommending either one just curious if you found the same effect with both.
     
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    ah...i wondered....



    Its not going to have any effect is it.....?

    (...or is this a mickey take... :eek:?)
     
    DavidF, Jul 15, 2007
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    I retired HiFi mate just made some home made RA type light support platform for me - £12 for matl. Not zero cost but closer to zero than Russes £120. Just as good I have a few of RA origs IMO they are good. Now Im considering a customised skelital light plinth for my Vinyl player. Matl will be less than £20. Anyone else tried this?
     
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