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    I know there's been a number of threads on vibration control including vibrapods.

    Recently, I moved all my gear into a built-in "cubby". I'd always heard wall-mounted shelves provide the best isolation for turntables etc...so I figured I would have great isolation for all my gear. The cubby was big and open, so I put my gear on a three-shelf Sanus rack. Turns out the built-in isn't very isolated after all. Throw on some vinyl...the boys start dancing...skippity do.

    I had one set of #2 vibrapods already so I threw them under the TT, and it improved significantly. So I said what the heck and ordered a few more sets.

    Just arrived and installed...
    - - The one #2 set under the TT
    - - A #2 set under the Oppo
    - - A #3 set under the Anthem
    - - A #5 set under the feet of the Sanus

    Dance, step, light stomp...no skips.

    Only when I stomp hard or jump was there any issues with the TT at all.

    Haven't had a chance to do critical with the Oppo to see if there's a difference, but I feel a lot better about the whole situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hochpt21 View Post

    Recently, I moved all my gear into a built-in "cubby". I'd always heard wall-mounted shelves provide the best isolation for turntables etc...
    A load bearing wall should be used for best results. Lightly framed walls can act as a vibe path to the TT base. It may be slightly better than a rack on a suspended floor, but it can still couple.

    My rack is on a suspended floor so foot falls near the rack would make any turntable skip. I invested in a Gingko Cloud isolation base. Basically handballs between acrylic platforms. They are pricey new, but I got mine used and saved a bunch. Jay was here once and I pounded on the rack hard with a closed fist while playing vinyl and no skips or thumps from the speakers. A handy guy could propably make one.
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