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    AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    Recently tried these ...EVP HDR 2"...under my Lumin A1 and, upcoming,under the Lumin's Kenneth Lau PSU. I saw the PF review by Tom Gibbs, 9-1-18,and read a review by Jim Smith of Get Better Sound,fame and ordered 4 of the 2" EVP HDR,units. These are superbly well constructed and finished. At their price, roughly $45 / unit at this size, they are not expensive. I have been a tweak junky most of my audio life.I don't change any of the major equipment that i have but isolators and the like i enjoy seeing if i can improve what i9 hear at a reasonable price, which these certainly are. I started out putting 4 of them under the Lumin A1, and immediately heard a significant improvement in imaging, depth of field, tightness of plucked strings and vocal naturalness...I took 1 of them out and went to a triangle placement, with on in the back and 2 in the front without loosing anything and possibly improving things even more. I have ordered2 more, which should be hear this week and will place those under my Luminary's PSU. I also will be replacing the Symposium platforms under my REL 212 SE subs with the 4" HDR devices.Jim Smith,who also has the REL 212 SE subs, says the change was just an amazing improvement in bass response..stay tunes..Mr. Varney...of AV RoomService,is a very nice gentleman also.
    Listening Room: 25' L x 18' W x 23' H..system on the long wall
    Speakers: Tidal 'Contriva Diacera-SE
    Amps: Chalice Audio 'Grail' SET mono blocks with Psvane WE 845 / 300b tubes
    Source: Lumin X-1 Network Music Player
    HighFidelity MC-1 Pro Helix conditioner
    Cables:
    LessLoss C-MARC RCA interconnect
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Speaker Cables
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Power Cords x 3
    LessLoss 'Firewall for Speaker Cable'
    Revelation Audio Cat 8+ Ethernet Cable
    Clarus 'Duet' Power Conditioner

    REL 212 SE Subwoofer x 2
    GigaFoil v4 inline filter / Keces PSU / WireWorld 'Starlight'
    Ethernet cable



    Tweaks:
    Stillpoints Ultra SS under amps
    EVP HDR isolators 2" x 8...under my Lumin A1 and PSU
    EVP HDR isolators 4" x 16..under my Tidal speakers and my REL 212 SE subs

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    I bought a set several months back also and have them under a Teac Reference streamer I am trying in place of the Lumin. Also noticed an improvement though the felt tops can be a bit slippery. Haven't tried them under the subs yet or any other gear. I knew Jim had asked about them but didn't know he had actually tried them. They were still $29 when I ordered them.
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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    I talked with him a few weeks ago after reading his thoughts on them under his RELs.He was very positive about their improvement...
    Listening Room: 25' L x 18' W x 23' H..system on the long wall
    Speakers: Tidal 'Contriva Diacera-SE
    Amps: Chalice Audio 'Grail' SET mono blocks with Psvane WE 845 / 300b tubes
    Source: Lumin X-1 Network Music Player
    HighFidelity MC-1 Pro Helix conditioner
    Cables:
    LessLoss C-MARC RCA interconnect
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Speaker Cables
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Power Cords x 3
    LessLoss 'Firewall for Speaker Cable'
    Revelation Audio Cat 8+ Ethernet Cable
    Clarus 'Duet' Power Conditioner

    REL 212 SE Subwoofer x 2
    GigaFoil v4 inline filter / Keces PSU / WireWorld 'Starlight'
    Ethernet cable



    Tweaks:
    Stillpoints Ultra SS under amps
    EVP HDR isolators 2" x 8...under my Lumin A1 and PSU
    EVP HDR isolators 4" x 16..under my Tidal speakers and my REL 212 SE subs

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    I added 3 of the EVP 2" HDR devices under my Kenneth Lau PSU last night and the previous improvements just got better.Definitely a win-win experiment.Will next put the EVP 4" HDR devices under my REL subs..First i have to find someone to help me lift them off the Symposium platforms...stay tuned
    Listening Room: 25' L x 18' W x 23' H..system on the long wall
    Speakers: Tidal 'Contriva Diacera-SE
    Amps: Chalice Audio 'Grail' SET mono blocks with Psvane WE 845 / 300b tubes
    Source: Lumin X-1 Network Music Player
    HighFidelity MC-1 Pro Helix conditioner
    Cables:
    LessLoss C-MARC RCA interconnect
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Speaker Cables
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Power Cords x 3
    LessLoss 'Firewall for Speaker Cable'
    Revelation Audio Cat 8+ Ethernet Cable
    Clarus 'Duet' Power Conditioner

    REL 212 SE Subwoofer x 2
    GigaFoil v4 inline filter / Keces PSU / WireWorld 'Starlight'
    Ethernet cable



    Tweaks:
    Stillpoints Ultra SS under amps
    EVP HDR isolators 2" x 8...under my Lumin A1 and PSU
    EVP HDR isolators 4" x 16..under my Tidal speakers and my REL 212 SE subs

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    As an update on my usage of the AV Room Service EVP devices i have recently added 4 of the 4" HDR devices under each of my REL 212 SE subs with very positive results. These replaced the Symposium Ultra platforms previously used that were very good. The EVPs improved the bass significantly more with a marked improvement in the quickness of the bass notes as well as a marked sharpening of the whole soundstage secondary to the non blurring of the lower frequencies.At their cost they are...to me ..a no brainer. The company ..Norman Varney...is a great gentleman to work with also.
    Listening Room: 25' L x 18' W x 23' H..system on the long wall
    Speakers: Tidal 'Contriva Diacera-SE
    Amps: Chalice Audio 'Grail' SET mono blocks with Psvane WE 845 / 300b tubes
    Source: Lumin X-1 Network Music Player
    HighFidelity MC-1 Pro Helix conditioner
    Cables:
    LessLoss C-MARC RCA interconnect
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Speaker Cables
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Power Cords x 3
    LessLoss 'Firewall for Speaker Cable'
    Revelation Audio Cat 8+ Ethernet Cable
    Clarus 'Duet' Power Conditioner

    REL 212 SE Subwoofer x 2
    GigaFoil v4 inline filter / Keces PSU / WireWorld 'Starlight'
    Ethernet cable



    Tweaks:
    Stillpoints Ultra SS under amps
    EVP HDR isolators 2" x 8...under my Lumin A1 and PSU
    EVP HDR isolators 4" x 16..under my Tidal speakers and my REL 212 SE subs

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    Further update..i removed the EVPs under my RELs and placed them under my Tidal speakers after removing the Symposium platforms.The improvement in what i was hearing was not subtle but immediate. Faster more defined bass. Better then what the EVPs under the RELs had brought. Better soundstage with better depth also. I have ordered 8 more of the EVP 4" HDR devices to go back under my RELs. That should sound even better..cant wait.
    Listening Room: 25' L x 18' W x 23' H..system on the long wall
    Speakers: Tidal 'Contriva Diacera-SE
    Amps: Chalice Audio 'Grail' SET mono blocks with Psvane WE 845 / 300b tubes
    Source: Lumin X-1 Network Music Player
    HighFidelity MC-1 Pro Helix conditioner
    Cables:
    LessLoss C-MARC RCA interconnect
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Speaker Cables
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Power Cords x 3
    LessLoss 'Firewall for Speaker Cable'
    Revelation Audio Cat 8+ Ethernet Cable
    Clarus 'Duet' Power Conditioner

    REL 212 SE Subwoofer x 2
    GigaFoil v4 inline filter / Keces PSU / WireWorld 'Starlight'
    Ethernet cable



    Tweaks:
    Stillpoints Ultra SS under amps
    EVP HDR isolators 2" x 8...under my Lumin A1 and PSU
    EVP HDR isolators 4" x 16..under my Tidal speakers and my REL 212 SE subs

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    calloway,

    When using 4 EVPs under your main speakers, did you have to level them out with something? Existing speaker spikes, shims, etc...

    I have been emailing with Norman about his EVPs but he can not answer how much of a possible difference in deflection/compression may occur from front to rear, when using them under speakers, where most speakers are heavier in the front than the rear.
    I thought he would have some sort of expiriential observation here but he could not give an example of any kind.

    He was able to inform me that the weight of my speakers would deflect the EVPs 27%.

    Do you you have anything you could add about leveling when using 4 EVPs?

    I know weight distribution of any given speaker will be different but just trying to find out if the EVPs may generally have a large or a smaller percentage differences in deflection under these types of situations.

    Thanks

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    jriggy..After i installed the EVO HDRs under my Tidal speakers....on carpet....i waited for about 24 hrs for them to settle ....I used both the enclosed leveling device that Norm sends with each order and a linear level i have on hand. I did need to level both of the speakers some ..with shims purchased at Lowes....and positioned under the devices ...on top of the carpet.This worked well as i have not had to re-shim either speaker to this point ..more then a week out.The amount of settling was not significant but may vary with the type of carpet you use ...if any...My guess is that without carpet..there would be very little needed shimming..hope this helps..i have 8 more ordered to be replaced under my REL 212 SE subs where i borrowed them to go under my speakers..hsould be a significant improvement after all is treated..dave
    Listening Room: 25' L x 18' W x 23' H..system on the long wall
    Speakers: Tidal 'Contriva Diacera-SE
    Amps: Chalice Audio 'Grail' SET mono blocks with Psvane WE 845 / 300b tubes
    Source: Lumin X-1 Network Music Player
    HighFidelity MC-1 Pro Helix conditioner
    Cables:
    LessLoss C-MARC RCA interconnect
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Speaker Cables
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Power Cords x 3
    LessLoss 'Firewall for Speaker Cable'
    Revelation Audio Cat 8+ Ethernet Cable
    Clarus 'Duet' Power Conditioner

    REL 212 SE Subwoofer x 2
    GigaFoil v4 inline filter / Keces PSU / WireWorld 'Starlight'
    Ethernet cable



    Tweaks:
    Stillpoints Ultra SS under amps
    EVP HDR isolators 2" x 8...under my Lumin A1 and PSU
    EVP HDR isolators 4" x 16..under my Tidal speakers and my REL 212 SE subs

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    Yes, thanks for the details, this does help some. Much appreciated!

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    calloway,
    actually I was wondering, how much up the shims balanced your particular speakers? Regular wood shims I presume? And did you cut your shims length off once settled?

    Thanks

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    I am interested in the EVP and would like to use them under my REL.

    Could you please share with us how did you use it with the REL?
    Did you place them under the REL cabinet around the down firing woofer without removing the REL's feet?
    Are they higher than the REL feet?
    Did you place them directly between the floor and the REL?
    What is your floor? wood, laminate, tile...etc

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanbobo View Post
    I am interested in the EVP and would like to use them under my REL.

    Could you please share with us how did you use it with the REL?
    Did you place them under the REL cabinet around the down firing woofer without removing the REL's feet?
    Are they higher than the REL feet?
    Did you place them directly between the floor and the REL?
    What is your floor? wood, laminate, tile...etc
    ....Sanbobo...i place the EVPs beneath the feet on the REL 212s..i contacted REL about possibly removing the feet and the process was not going to be as easy as thought so i went with them beneath the feet.My room is carpeted but this /that does not affect the way they perform.I have a friend nearby who ordered them after me and who has REL Gibralter subs and also placed them under the feet with great improvements. He has wood floors..He also placed them under his Monoblock amps with great results..hope this helps..dave
    Listening Room: 25' L x 18' W x 23' H..system on the long wall
    Speakers: Tidal 'Contriva Diacera-SE
    Amps: Chalice Audio 'Grail' SET mono blocks with Psvane WE 845 / 300b tubes
    Source: Lumin X-1 Network Music Player
    HighFidelity MC-1 Pro Helix conditioner
    Cables:
    LessLoss C-MARC RCA interconnect
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Speaker Cables
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Power Cords x 3
    LessLoss 'Firewall for Speaker Cable'
    Revelation Audio Cat 8+ Ethernet Cable
    Clarus 'Duet' Power Conditioner

    REL 212 SE Subwoofer x 2
    GigaFoil v4 inline filter / Keces PSU / WireWorld 'Starlight'
    Ethernet cable



    Tweaks:
    Stillpoints Ultra SS under amps
    EVP HDR isolators 2" x 8...under my Lumin A1 and PSU
    EVP HDR isolators 4" x 16..under my Tidal speakers and my REL 212 SE subs

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    Quote Originally Posted by calloway View Post
    ....Sanbobo...i place the EVPs beneath the feet on the REL 212s..i contacted REL about possibly removing the feet and the process was not going to be as easy as thought so i went with them beneath the feet.My room is carpeted but this /that does not affect the way they perform.I have a friend nearby who ordered them after me and who has REL Gibralter subs and also placed them under the feet with great improvements. He has wood floors..He also placed them under his Monoblock amps with great results..hope this helps..dave
    Did you try to place them under the cabinet directly? (Not under feet)

    I did many exterminations with feet and platforms under my REL.
    Non so far managed to reduce the cabinet inherent vibrations.
    When I touch the REL's cabinet I feel the same level of vibrations no matter what is under the REL.
    I am hopping that the EVP will dissipate the vibrations and convert it to heat as they claim.

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    sanbobo..the EVPs are not as tall as the REL 212 feet are so in order for me to place them under the sub itself i would have to take the feet off which is not easily possible..dave
    Listening Room: 25' L x 18' W x 23' H..system on the long wall
    Speakers: Tidal 'Contriva Diacera-SE
    Amps: Chalice Audio 'Grail' SET mono blocks with Psvane WE 845 / 300b tubes
    Source: Lumin X-1 Network Music Player
    HighFidelity MC-1 Pro Helix conditioner
    Cables:
    LessLoss C-MARC RCA interconnect
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Speaker Cables
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Power Cords x 3
    LessLoss 'Firewall for Speaker Cable'
    Revelation Audio Cat 8+ Ethernet Cable
    Clarus 'Duet' Power Conditioner

    REL 212 SE Subwoofer x 2
    GigaFoil v4 inline filter / Keces PSU / WireWorld 'Starlight'
    Ethernet cable



    Tweaks:
    Stillpoints Ultra SS under amps
    EVP HDR isolators 2" x 8...under my Lumin A1 and PSU
    EVP HDR isolators 4" x 16..under my Tidal speakers and my REL 212 SE subs

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    Tremendous products, tremendous value. I now use them under all components and speakers. In addition, I've worked with a metal worker to design custom equipment racks with butcher block shelves, each shelf isolated with four 2" EVPs. The racks have 4" x 4" feet (plates) so the whole rack system can sit on four 4" EVPs.

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    Quote Originally Posted by calloway View Post
    Recently tried these ...EVP HDR 2"...under my Lumin A1 and, upcoming,under the Lumin's Kenneth Lau PSU. I saw the PF review by Tom Gibbs, 9-1-18,and read a review by Jim Smith of Get Better Sound,fame and ordered 4 of the 2" EVP HDR,units. These are superbly well constructed and finished. At their price, roughly $45 / unit at this size, they are not expensive. I have been a tweak junky most of my audio life.I don't change any of the major equipment that i have but isolators and the like i enjoy seeing if i can improve what i9 hear at a reasonable price, which these certainly are. I started out putting 4 of them under the Lumin A1, and immediately heard a significant improvement in imaging, depth of field, tightness of plucked strings and vocal naturalness...I took 1 of them out and went to a triangle placement, with on in the back and 2 in the front without loosing anything and possibly improving things even more. I have ordered2 more, which should be hear this week and will place those under my Luminary's PSU. I also will be replacing the Symposium platforms under my REL 212 SE subs with the 4" HDR devices.Jim Smith,who also has the REL 212 SE subs, says the change was just an amazing improvement in bass response..stay tunes..Mr. Varney...of AV RoomService,is a very nice gentleman also.
    $45 dollars? That sounds expensive!

    These 2" x 2"x 7/8" isolators are for sale at Amazon for less than $10 for a package of four. I wonder how much different they are. By the way, I use the 4" x 4" under my turntable and they do damp the vibration from the equipment rack.

    DiversiTech MP2-E E.V.A. Anti-Vibration Pad, 2" x 2" x 7/8" , Pack of 4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KAFG8EG..._ZEhtDbRH7RSKG

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    Retail for the 2" models is $39 each and the 4" models $105 each unless there has been a very recent price increase I'm not aware of.

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyl Valet View Post
    Retail for the 2" models is $39 each and the 4" models $105 each unless there has been a very recent price increase I'm not aware of.
    Are these any different than the $1.53 each (for the 2"x 2") or the $3.61 each (for the 4" x 4") sold by Amazon?

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    The construction and materials are very different. As to the sound, I have not tried the Amazon product.

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyl Valet View Post
    The construction and materials are very different. As to the sound, I have not tried the Amazon product.
    Reading from the specs both sites, I can't tell that they are different. Can you elaborate?
    BTW, the Amazon product works.

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    $45 dollars? That sounds expensive!

    These 2" x 2"x 7/8" isolators are for sale at Amazon for less than $10 for a package of four. I wonder how much different they are. By the way, I use the 4" x 4" under my turntable and they do damp the vibration from the equipment rack.

    DiversiTech MP2-E E.V.A. Anti-Vibration Pad, 2" x 2" x 7/8" , Pack of 4
    They look similar, but the DiversiTech pads are for heavy machinery and made of foam or cork, where EVPs are made of layers of glass fibers working as leaf springs. If you look at the DiversiTech information you'll find that they for machinery starting at 50 psi, so for four 2" pads your equipment needs to weigh about 400 lbs, and four of the 4" would mean 800 lbs. They don't publish minimum loads, and in order for isolation pads to function, they need to be loaded properly- too much or too little weight and they don't isolate. EVPs are designed specifically for audio equipment- meaning that they control vibrations from sub through the audible bandwidth, and their resonant frequency is below the audio spectrum (actually about 3 Hz.). DiversiTech doesn't publish any lab tests, but if they did, you'd likely find resonant frequencies in the audible spectrum, which is not a good thing for noise control or sound quality.

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    Give these a try under heavier items.

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    I just put the 2” x 2” isolators bought from Amazon under my speakers and they work great. I put 4 isolators under each speaker. A less than $13 tweak that works great. That’s what I call good value.

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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    I’ve used the cheap 2x2 isolator blocks mentioned here for quite some time in various capacities, both alone and in conjunction with Isoacoustics disc style isolators. I was able to recently compare those directly against the EVP under a preamp and a DVD player, each weighing around 10 lbs and in more and less vibration sensitive locations, respectively, on a sturdy Salamander Designs rack. After letting the EVPs settle for several hours — I did one component then both — the all-around improvement was substantial. I’ve found the cheap ones are useful under small peripherals such as a cable box and LPS, as well as to physically isolate and separate cables, but for main gear they are not in the same class as the EVP. I don’t know why the small EVPs have gone from $29 to $45 each in a relatively short time, unless the price of glass fibers has leaped or perhaps to take advantage of good reviews, but at the current price they are still relatively inexpensive as good high end audio tweaks go these days.
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    Re: AV RoomService-EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors)

    Quote Originally Posted by highstream View Post
    I don’t know why the small EVPs have gone from $29 to $45 each in a relatively short time, unless the price of glass fibers has leaped or perhaps to take advantage of good reviews, but at the current price they are still relatively inexpensive as good high end audio tweaks go these days.
    The cost has incrementally increased as manufacturing costs have risen. Most notably, we now stitch the EVP core so they can't split open if mishandled, the plates are now laser cut, we use a new adhesive for rubber finishes, the painting process is much higher quality, etc. I believe they are still one of the best values in audio. Getting the room to be quite is very revealing!

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