Isolation For Rega P3


Have a Rega P3 with Elys on sorbethane feet on 3/4" maple board which is on heavy shelf in built in entertainment center. Top end is a bit bright. Have received all kinds of advice from changing cartridge to special platforms. Any ideas? Electronics are first rate Linn products so that's not the issue.
pjh99
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I use a Planar 3 on an old-style Sound Organization floor rack. I did use a sandbox type platform on the rack for a while, and it did some good. I tried out a Neuance platform and liked that a lot, so I've stuck with that. Never tried a maple base, so I can't compare. The Planar 3 is on its original feet; sometimes I switch in Mapleshade Triplepoint brass feet. They're different; I like it both ways.

A bright top end was not one of my concerns, though. I was looking for more detail, top and bottom, and a more open midrange. Best of luck!
Hi Jeff,

We have had a great many excellent reports from people that use our Big Rock platform under the Rega. The Big Rock is the original "sandbox" type of platform. DIY versions of the Big Rock, however, typically do not perform to the same level.

Best,

Barry Kohan

Disclaimer: I am a manufacturer of vibration control products.
Hi PJH99,

The maple board does resonate (as does all natural wood) which may be contributiing to the brightness you are experiencing. It is best to avoid materials that resonate (wood, acrylic, etc.) and materials that ring (stone, metal, etc.) as supports for audio and video equipment.

Best Regards,

Barry