First impressions of the Isoacoustic Gaia 1’s

On my KEF Reference 5’s.

While I normally hear little to no change with “Tweaks”, I installed them Saturday evening and found immediate spatial differences. Just about every album sounded more open. I told my wife, who helped me install the Gaia’s,  that if I wasn’t wowed, I’d send them back.

The room has wall to wall carpet and pad on the floor and when  I first received the Reference 5’s, they sounded flat. I put small hardwood flooring samples under them and it helped a little.  I then put a small slab of granite under each of them and they became much nicer to listen to. I was quite surprised at the change. 
The Gaia 1’s are sitting on the granite as well and so far, I’m very happy. 

It’s only been a few days, but I’m pretty sure they are “hear” to stay.

Anyone else have similar experience’s with speaker. Isolation?



Anything you add under a component will change the sound. All over 25 years have said the same more open, more details, tighter bass. I’ve found the feet that came with the unit and were part of the design sound more natural. Same as spikes under speakers, most I’ve found sounded better without them, spikes became a must for sales and became ingrained in selling speakers. I did like my Dynaudio with their spikes but that’s been it for me. Now having said my experience, I would also say if you like the changes you hear then that is all that matters. el-natural for me though. Herbies Audio tenderfeet I have heard several times and I will say they did not alter the tone, weight, and color of gear they were used under.


After reviewing your speakers, I do think that the Gaia’s would work better. The design is such that the outriggers support the speakers.


take a rock any size any shape and stick them under your speakers this will make the same differance in the sound .dont be fooled into spending money for nothing. try this method and get back to me on what you actually are hearing


Thanks @ozzy 

That was my thought as well. Next, do I order the Indigo pods for my amp or is there better alternatives.



If the KEF’s were on Hardwood or similar flooring, I’d tend to agree with you, but we’re talking carpet and pad that seems to suck the life out of them. I started without anything but the plate, then to spikes (no difference) then spikes on blocks(little difference) then spikes on one inch granite (noticeable difference) and now the Gaia’s with a big difference! By the time the granite sunk into the carpet everything is about 1 1/4-1 1/2” higher. 

It’s still a work in progress.