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That matte finish takes any light away from showing the lines of the unit. Love the spikes too. She who must be obeyed will not understand spikes for electronics so I'll have to practice my pitch on strangers first.

 

Very nice. Too bad downsize isn't making cables for consumption. His black DIY set would be sweet. BEST CABLES (2).JPG

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Hey buddy, where did you got those ViaBlu spikes, they look very very nice with your "Black Beauty". Are they available in silver? 

 

 

 

Yes I got them from Robert at AphroditeCu29.com. Yes they are available in Silver. Her  are couple of pictures of the Silver ones in  my Rudistor RP010B MkII

 

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Very nice. Too bad downsize isn't making cables for consumption. His black DIY set would be sweet. 


Who's 'downsize'?  someone in this forum?

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Who's 'downsize'?  someone in this forum?





http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/508252/the-best-interconnects-i-have-ever-heard-photos
post #95 of 112

^ah, ok, correct then, I have a few PMs with him.

post #96 of 112

Wow, I'm impressed. How hot do they typically run?

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 Yes I got them from Robert at AphroditeCu29.com. Yes they are available in Silver. Her  are couple of pictures of the Silver ones in  my Rudistor RP010B MkII 


Thanks musicman, they look awesome with your Rudistor RP010B MkII .
 

post #98 of 112

OMG.. it's sooo beautiful ! Amazing amp! I wish I could to listen it for a while :D Congratulations!

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A small change to my "Black Beauty". I replaced the original footers by ViaBlu spikes. I think it looks cool. It theory the spikes help to drain the vibration out of the chassis helping the performance. On a quick audition the first impression was that the bass was slightly reduced but paying more attention it really didn't. It just got tighter and less boomy. The rest of the frequencies got cleaner and more define providing an even more holographic soundstage than before...sweet!

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How can this possibly make any differences in the sound ?

post #100 of 112

Harmonic vibration isolation and dissipation.

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The amp doesn't even have any moving parts. Why would one need vibration isolation ? By dissipation, if you mean heat dissipation, there are better means IMO.

 

They look really nice though.

post #102 of 112

Many tubes have their own microphonic properties that need to be minimized before their best harmonic properties can be properly maximized.


Edited by grokit - 12/14/10 at 1:54am
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Many tubes have their own microphonic properties that need to be minimized before their best harmonic properties can be properly maximized.


I can understand that if you shake a vacuum tube violently, the distance between the terminals can change a little bit, which may cause some change in the sound. I highly doubt that the difference in vibrations between an ordinary table/shelf and these dampeners will result in any audible difference (or even something measurable in an oscilloscope/spectrum analyzer).
The only situation I can think of where something like this will be useful is a turntable, and to a much lesser extent a cd player maybe.


Edited by dayamax - 12/14/10 at 2:32am
post #104 of 112

I'm thinking you don't own any tube amps.

 

All tubes are microphonic.  The only question is to what degree.  With many tubes, if you tap on the amp chassis, you can hear the sound via the speakers or headphones.  So it's very obvious that vibrations transmitted to the chassis could be audible, and for sure would be visible on an oscilloscope.

post #105 of 112

Very hi-tech indeed and great looking, too. But would wouldn't the original rubber feet be equally as effective at reducing vibrations as those metal spike replacements?

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