Vibrapods under Bright Star for VPI Scout

I'm entertaining the idea of further isolating my VPI Scout by using vibrapods under my Bright Star Big Rock 3. The table currently sits on the BigRock 3 filled with sand with a noticeable improvement over the stock top shelf of my audio rack. I wonder if placing vibrapods (# 3) would further improve the isolation? Has anyone experienced this set up? I'd appreciate any comments.
i would put the pods between the table and the big rock not under the big rock
I'm using an Aries 3, do your self a favor get some Mapleshade triple points and isoblocks for clarity and much better musical enjoyment. I found a maple shelf works in conjunction with above for a super isolation system
To get better decoupling than vibrapods, use six large springs under the sandbox. McMaster-Carr P/N 96485K125. This will improve both focus and smoothness relative to the sandbox alone.
I have used 3 different footers under my sand box and can tell no difference between them. My gut tells me that the sand is absorbing a great deal of the vibrations and therefore the footers are not that important. Note that I have never set the sand box directly on the shelf so I don't know what effect that would have.
IME there is a noticeable difference in the platform material used atop the sand upon which the TT sits. I am experimenting now with the sand box vs maple platform. I'm hoping to do a review and comparison of the 2 soon.

Myself, I have a the VPI Scoutmaster. First I started with a BDR kit under the table. Worked good.

Tried the Brightstar and it gave me a diffent sound, better isolation.

But I got the best result using a Gingko Cloud 11 under the VPI.

My 2 cents
I went from a Brightstar Big Rock to a Gingko Cloud 11 for my Scoutmaster. I am very happy with the results this change brought about.
Hi All,

We do not recommend any compliant material between a component and the Plinth (top plate) of the Big Rock. The Big Rock is designed to absorb and dissipate unwanted vibration and resonance from the chassis of the component. Any compliant material will impede the flow of unwanted energy out of the component.

We strongly recommend that our IsoNode feet be placed under a Big Rock for further improvements in performance.

Best Regards,


Barry Kohan
Bright Star Audio
I've found that Vibrapods suck the life out of the music if used beneath turntables and cd players, while working quite well beneath amps and preamps.--Mrmitch