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Surface Plate as Stand Opinions
Hi Dave,Any hard and rigid material will store unwanted mechanical energy (vibration) and release it over time as extra energy into the chassis of the component. This will contaminate the signal flowing through the component and make it impossible... 
Bright Star Gemini vs Gingko Cloud Comparison??
Hi John,We rate the Gemini 2 to hold up to 150 pounds (but that is a conservative rating). With the load weight you are discussing (50 - 80 pounds) the Gemini 2 will have a resonant frequency of approximately 4 to 7 hz. Another issue that is also ... 
How do you deal with vibration?
Hi J.D.,Please allow me to make a distinction in reference to one of your comments.J.D. said:Any mass, sandbox, wood, stone, lead will store vibration and counteract the process youÂ’re trying to achieve by releasing this stored energy back to the ... 
Question for DIY people: Butcher block shelving??
Hi Lapaix,Using an "off the shelf" inner tube as a vibration control device does pose a number of limitations. The wall thickness of the rubber, how the valve and it's reinforcement ring are designed and a number of different parameters are all cr... 
Question for DIY people: Butcher block shelving??
Hi Marc,Optimally, a person should use a platform that has as little sonic character of its as possible AND that platform should absorb as much of the vibration and resonance out of the component as possible. Preferably, the platform would efficie... 
Kenwood L-02 tuner actually a unicorn
I used to sell all of the Kenwood LO gear when I was in retail. I liked them very much. I wish I would have kept a few for myself!! I remember bi-amping ADS L910 speakers with L-O9s on the bottom and L-O7s on the top. I also tried that set-up on t... 
stacked equipment isolation?
Hi George,Our ad is in process but is not yet posted. It will be in the next few days.Best,Barry 
stacked equipment isolation?
Hi Uncertainsmile,The least expensive but still quite effective recommendation would be to use our IsoNode feet under the bottom component and between each successive component. The IsoNode feet are one of the most cost-effective upgrades you can ... 
Spikes and added weight for subwoofer performance?
Hi Audiofire,Using a pointed spike will couple the subwoofer to the floor. This will send extra unwanted vibration towards the equipment rack which is not desireable. Adding mass will couple the subwoofer/spikes more firmly to the floor which will... 
stacked equipment isolation?
Hi Uncertainsmile,Any rigid material or device will not provide isolation. The result of using a rigid material or device is to allow unwanted floor-borne vibration to travel up through the rack and directly into the equipment. In addition, chassi... 
Equipment Set-up Recommendations?
Hi Outlier,When a turntable is placed on a rack situated on a suspended floor there many times will be a tendency for significant mistracking. When a person steps across one section of the floor that one spot will deflect up and down in response t... 
Anyone hear the Caravelle speaker and not like it?
Hi Nrchy,Thank you for your comments. I would like to clarify that the speakers heard at CES in our rooms at Alexis Park and at St Tropez were not Bright Star speakers. We stopped manufacturing speakers about three years ago.Best,Barry 
Anyone hear the Caravelle speaker and not like it?
I would also like to add that we did apply significant hand modifications to the drivers used in our speakers disphragms creating ceramic coated diphragms for most of our models. This did add significantly to the final cost for each driver, howeve... 
Anyone familiar with the Manger driver?
Hi Fatparrot,I have heard the Manger driver sounding GREAT depending upon how it is used within a particular speaker design. Best,Barry Kohan 
Anyone hear the Caravelle speaker and not like it?
Hi All,In my opinion, the more ambitious the performance of a particular speaker system is intended to be by the designer, the more ambitious the construction of the cabinet must be.Great drivers will be limited by the cabinet into which they are ...