Isoacoustics Orea Indigo isolators for sale (sold)


#1

I am selling 2x of my Orea Indigo isolators for $85 shipped via USPS .

I originally used these under my SGCD and they work very well with an immediate improvement in SQ. I am selling to switch to the new Bronze isolators which are tuned more optimally for lighter components like the SGCD.


#2

@cxp - I recently ordered pucks for all my components and had a custom bamboo plinth made that carried the (2) SBOOSTER LPS & Nucleus+. I used Bronze pucks (4) for the plinth and asked the manufacturer of the bamboo (20in X 16in X 1.5in) plinth the weight and got 13.75lbs and that brought the puck weight close to the edge of optimal. However, I did not believe him after researching the density of bamboo planks. I determined the weight should come in at 10.5lbs. Long story short, 10.75lbs. These puck optimal weight per puck really matters. The good news is the plinth w/ component weight is right on the money. I just reconfigured my rack to use the pucks and have been waiting 3 weeks for them to come in. Plinth, DAC, DMP, PRE, and AMP. I also added a 0.625in (2.5in diameter) puck that will fit under the AMP puck to allow the XLR cable to be closer to the Preamp. It is not stretched; however, the closer I can make the connection, the better.


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#3

My SGCD is only 13.5 lb’s, even with 2x steel doorstops (2.25lbs each) on top, total weight only goes to 17.5 lb. ~6 lbs is in the optimal range for the Bronze while the Indigo need around 10-12 lb per puck for optimum.

I am a suspicious that a large portion of the benefit of the Isoacoustics are not on isolating the components from external vibrations, but absorbing their internal resonances.


#4

@cxp - assume you are going for (3) pucks at ~18lbs total. I like to use (4) pucks for lateral stability; however, less than 24lbs you have to start thinking about (3) vs. (4) pucks. Do you mean a dampening function as opposed to an isolation function. Integrating the internal vibration. I believe the benefit is external resonance isolation if I read the literature correctly?


#5

@cardri
If you look at their Gaia pages, from which this technology is derived, you see that those act to suck up internal cabinet vibration.


#6

@cxp - interesting, have you called them to make sure your conclusion is verified? I would never have thought what you are thinking. Is there dampening, yes… however, the thrust of benefit is isolation I assumed. This is a very good question.


#7

Also, they have been very clear about not using the stock footers both via email and on their website.

I tried placing under my footers and the result was bad. No body, very bright and harsh. If it was merely isolation, under the footer would be fine and possibly better.


#8

@cxp - thanks, because I was going to use the stock footers. So, if it was just isolation, the stock footer would be OK you are right. I even add footers to my plinth because I thought less area for isolation. Thanks for the follow up. It looks like you are right… they are dampening (integrating) internal vibration and a larger contact area helps that energy integration. Yeah, your assumptions seem valid based on your follow up.


#9

I am curious about how the weight for each footer is calculated and the optimum performance chart.

If I have a 22 lb component, with 3 minimum recommended Orea, do i divide the 22 lbs into 3 which means slightly over 7 lbs where the Indigo is before its optimum weight or is it the 22 lbs in full regardless of how many Orea, which means the Bordeaux will perform optimally?


#10

Some use (3) pucks, some use (4) pucks… weight/#puck… I use (4) pucks so it would be 22lbs/(4) pucks = 5.5lbs/puck. I like (4) pucks for lateral stability…


#11

I would go with the optimum weight when deciding 3 vs. 4. At just over 7 lbs you are at the intersection point of Bronze vs. Indigo.

I’m at 17.5 lbs so I am under 6lbs per puck which is where Indigo is ok but Bronze is clearly better for me.


#12

@CXP Ill take them off your hands. Been meaning to pick up a couple more. Ill send a PM.


#13

Yeah, 17.5lbs overall is a tough decision… 4.375lbs/puck at (4) pucks… I would probably go with (3) pucks… you need to make sure the weight is enough; however, not too much or too little… reason for the optimum range drawing…


#14

damping . The correct word for reducing the amplitude in waves (such as sound waves) is " damping " or “to damp.” The word " dampen " means to make damp or moist, and is concerned with liquid, not sound
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#15

@RonP - right you are, my apologies… :slight_smile:


#16

Didn’t single anyone out, especially since it is so commonly done–just read the threads. :thinking:


#17

@RonP - all good, was my mistake… no issues… a very important point.


#18

I use Alto Extremo footers for most of my components. They work well in both three or four sets. They have a chart for different types they sell, and expected performance. Linked below. Not cheap, but a lot of this stuff isn’t! Bought most of mine second hand.

http://www.alto-extremo.com/Applications/where-to-use/where-to-use.html


#19

Looked like a good product, thanks. A lot of this is personal choice and finding it second hand and sticking to what you like. See how quick these pucks sold for cxp…


#20

@cxp - Isoacoustic pucks came in today - (16) Bronze & (4) Bordeaux. Thanks for the heads up, I took the feet off the components. I will let the system settle down this weekend and let you know how it sounds.