Isolation platforms for Cube Audio Jazzon speakers


Townshend platforms are clearly excellent, but are there any more affordable alternatives?  I can't drill into the bottom of the speakers.  At the moment, I have the speakers on MDF pieces of wood supported on the corners with rubber/foam/rubber clad pads and really have no complaints, but I know how much SQ improvement I got with Iso-Acoustics GAIA footers under my Spatial Audio speakers, but have no way to mount them on the open bottom of the Jazzon speakers.  Thanks for any suggestions.

whitestix

@whitestix  Mark, your approach will be (should be) dictated by the type of flooring you have. As you found out with your thick wool carpet having that platform makes sense. What you put under the platform is really your call. I'd encourage you to experiment with platforms of larger square areas and even material...should you be up for it. : )

I know you know this, but writing this out for others who may come across your thread: the reason for the platform is for dispersal of the sound waves from the bottom port (IF the Jazzons / Nenuphars are in a carpeted room, the thicker / deeper the carpet the more critical this becomes).

 

Regarding the second half of your above post...with respect to the tilted design.

I think we can infer that there were clear headed reasons why Cube chose the design approach they did as they developed these speakers.

 

HOWEVER, this is a personal hobby and we make our compromises and trade-offs and have our aesthetic preferences.

IF you want your Jazzons LEVEL keep them level.

If, at some point in the future, you want to change things up...it is both an easy fix to make and an easy one to evaluate as an audiophile.

David,

A very reasonable and erudite response, pointing out alternatives.  You and Charlesdad are always helpful with your responses.  Thanks very much... I will experiment.  

I had my Dynaudio C1 Signatures playing for a week and loved the directness and detail of their performance, but I like the Jazzon's even more.  The Cubes just sound more like musicians playing in the room and not like speakers playing music in the room, to put it one way.  There is such an effortlessness and ease to the music with the Cubes and they love Don Sachs/Lynn Olson's new 300b monos.  

There is such an effortlessness and ease to the music with the Cubes and they love Don Sachs/Lynn Olson's new 300b monos

Sublime I have no doubt.

Charles

Gents,

I ordered the Townshend Seismic Sound Bars today for my speakers. They are less than half the price of the Seismic Platforms and might be nearly as efficacious.  I am sure that they will be a nice improvement.

My Italian friend with upgraded Nenuphars has recently purchased the new Qualio speakers and prefers them his Cubes. The Qualio's have gotten fab reviews in 6 Moons and elsewhere and are half the price of the Nenuphars.  I'd be keen to hear them sometime.  

Check out this thread, in the Misc section for another option.

https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/stack-audio-auva-isolator

ozzy