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    Re: Critical Mass Center Stage 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Skanda View Post
    Hey Mike, the rack i am using for my components is actually a piece of furniture and not a dedicated audio rack. my system sits in the living room and while i'm open to changing out the rack my gf really likes how it fits with the decor...unfortunately, amps are getting bigger etc and i'm worried about the weight and vibration. not sure cms will help with the weight but would vibration issues be solved if i slipped these footers under each leg?
    You really need the rack first and then use the CenterStage 2 under the component and on the rack.


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    Re: Critical Mass Center Stage 2

    Mike, can you tell me that CS 2 footer works well with tube devices? I want them for my arc ref10,cd9, and 75se , and if the answer is yes, do you think the size of 0.8 is right one for my arc devices

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    Re: Critical Mass Center Stage 2

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    Re: Critical Mass Center Stage 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Bitcomet View Post
    Mike, can you tell me that CS 2 footer works well with tube devices? I want them for my arc ref10,cd9, and 75se , and if the answer is yes, do you think the size of 0.8 is right one for my arc devices
    They work great with tube equipment (and digital especially). The 0.8 vs 1.0 vs 1.5 is the same, just measure! You want to measure the distance from the bottom of the chassis to the rack. If 0.8 will work, get those. But with ARC, I’m guessing 1.0...but again, measure.
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    Re: Critical Mass Center Stage 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Bitcomet View Post
    ..do you think the size of 0.8 is right one for my arc devices
    On the aspect of sizing. According to CM size affects performance. This quote from an email they sent me on this:

    "CS2 is designed such that the taller the foot, the better the performance. Improvements are clearly audible and top to bottom in nature without trade-offs. So, the first priority is to elevate the component off of its stock feet. Then, it's a matter of budget and/or your listening objectives."

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    Re: Critical Mass Center Stage 2

    Do you have to play the system constantly (like breaking in speakers) during the first two weeks or can you leave it turned on?
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    Re: Critical Mass Center Stage 2

    Install the CM2 footers underneath your components. Nothing else required.

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    Re: Critical Mass Center Stage 2

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    Install the CM2 footers underneath your components. Nothing else required.
    So i can just leave them under my equipment and go on holiday for two weeks without playing music????
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    Re: Critical Mass Center Stage 2

    Yep, sure can.

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    Re: Critical Mass Center Stage 2

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    On the aspect of sizing. According to CM size affects performance. This quote from an email they sent me on this:

    "CS2 is designed such that the taller the foot, the better the performance. Improvements are clearly audible and top to bottom in nature without trade-offs. So, the first priority is to elevate the component off of its stock feet. Then, it's a matter of budget and/or your listening objectives."
    As reviews say go from 1" to 1.5" for amps make a big difference also 0.8" to 1" for pre,cd make improvements but I dont think for digital sources and pre amplifiers 1.5" make audible differences compare to 1" because digital sources and pre amplifiers are usually under 40 pounds unlike heavy power amps

 

 
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