Thank you to Matt Esau for supplying me with these feet to review.
The packaging these feet come in is superb. There is really nothing more I can say about it. The feet are individually enveloped in a hard protective plastic which is housed inside a decent quality box.
As you can see in the above image they came as a set of four along with some speaker stands which will be in a different review.
So my intention was to use the feet under a isolation platform I made myself for now at least. The platform itself being used to give my SL1210 M3D something to sit on whilst hopefully damping down some resonance.
The rubber on the feet is a good one and once everything is in place, there is no loss of friction. The whole setup stays put.
In addition they look damn sexy! Making the setup look complete and easy on the eyes. Combined with the Silvernote Tonearm’s shiny bits it really does look quite lovely!
Now let’s get down to the most important part…
Do they make any audible difference to sound, And do they make any difference in performance?
So as far as performance goes, I’m happy to say that the feet absorb any external vibration very well. Where I have the turntable sat it is a touch susceptible to movement, ie my wife or son walking past or me getting in or out of my computer chair.
With the feet and plinth in place this has pretty much been eliminated.
So that’s some points scored in that department.
But do they make any difference to sound Paul?
Yes I think they certainly do. It’s not a huge difference, But it’s an audible one and one I gladly welcome. Since using the feet, I’ve noticed bass tightening up and the overall presentation sounding more controlled but not in a clinical or unforgiving way. This in combination with the tonearm & cartridge upgrade ( Cart not in pictures ) has taken my 1210 to another level.
I won’t go into that too much here but it is a valid part of the review considering the feet here are an integral part of my upgrade path I am taking for the 1210.
Do I think they are worth their £60 – £70 ( Individual ) price tag? Debatable. Personally I found it hard to part with that much for each puck. Maybe if they were that price per pair? It may have been a lesser pill to swallow.
However, Would I recommend them considering the target group of consumers? Yes. If you’re willing to fork out the price they ask, I do believe you’ll be happy with the performance you receive in turn. Let alone their fine looks!
Thanks for reading and I hope to get the next review up very soon.