Or should I say, “Under which component to put the Nordost Kones?” Whatever.
I’m about to get 3 x 3 sets of the bronze/ceramic Nordost Sort Kones. They’re on the way! I saw a demo a while back where the rep for Nordost simply put the Macbook Air he was playing from on a set of the Kones and the change in the sound was immediately palpable. And dramatically for the better. I’m going to abstain from the usual cliche jargon nonsense. (“blacker blacks”, “less smearing”, “larger soundstage”. etc…) I’ll leave that for the pros. All I know is that it sounded better. So fast forward several months and I have finally gotten around to ordering the Kones. So my question is where to put these bad boys? I don’t play CDs pretty much ever, so that’s out. I play a lot of vinyl and from my music server, so I’m thinking of starting under my Mac Mini and Anthem pre/pro. I’m a little torn as to whether to put the others under my NuWave DAC or my Mcintosh amp. I’m leaning to putting under the DAC since I think I may need more than three Kones to support the weight of the Mac! Maybe even 5. (edit: from Nordost FAQ: “The Sort Kone AS will support 75 lbs or 34kilos per piece. The other Sort Kones will support 100lbs 45.45 kilos per piece.”) I was thinking the TT would be a little clumsy on the Kones and hard to level. Still, there a lot of vibes coming from a TT, so it is tempting. And what about under the P10?? Or the Phono converter? Hadn’t thought about that one. Does anyone have experience with these at all? Before anyone says, “you be the judge and try different configurations and settle on the best one”. I say, have you ever tried to lift a Mcintosh amp? A P10?? Not an easy thing to do, especially if you’re doing it by yourself. My wife and girls are not a lot of help with moving these things! So I’d like to keep the experimenting to a minimum. Thanks in advance for your comments!