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Since its inception ten years ago, the Harbeth User Group's ambition has been to create a lasting knowledge archive. Knowledge is based on facts and observations. Knowledge is timeless. Knowledge is human independent and replicatable. However, we live in new world where thanks to social media, 'facts' have become flexible and personal. HUG operates in that real world.

HUG has two approaches to contributor's Posts. If you have, like us, a scientific mind and are curious about how the ear works, how it can lead us to make the right - and wrong - decisions, and about the technical ins and outs of audio equipment, how it's designed and what choices the designer makes, then the factual area of HUG is for you. The objective methods of comparing audio equipment under controlled conditions has been thoroughly examined here on HUG and elsewhere and can be easily understood and tried with negligible technical knowledge.

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The Moderators' decision is final in all matters regarding what appears here. That said, very few Posts are rejected. HUG Moderation individually spell and layout checks Posts for clarity but due to the workload, Posts in the Subjective Soundings area, from Oct. 2016 will not be. We regret that but we are unable to accept Posts that present what we consider to be free advertising for products that Harbeth does not make.

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Vibration control

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  • Vibration control

    Over the last couple of weeks I've been experimenting with some ceramic devices Noel from Skylan sent me. They are used together with some spiked mdf sheets which are sandwiched together with some damping between the mdf layers.

    I've also played with the ceramic pieces under the CD player where they seem to have the most beneficial effect by adding a tad more focus. In my experiment I tried the CD play without anything, then tried some metal cones, then the ceramic "magic mushrooms". The ceramic mushrooms worked their magic and I'm fairly certain I wasn't hallucinating :)

    What are your thoughts on vibration control and its effects on various electronic devices.

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    Re: Vibration control

    I notice the amplifier boards and ceramic feet have just been reviewed on 6 moons. Here is a link for those who might be interested in others findings.