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    Townshend Seismic Platform Review

    Check out my Audiogon review of the Townshend Platforms.

    Townshend Seismic Isolation Podium Platform Review: | Audiogon Discussion Forum

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    Re: Townshend Seismic Platform Review

    I'm sure the relative performance of the Townsend Seismic Platform and Gaia footers depends largely on the floor they are isolating the speakers from. You don't mention what your floor is made from in the review. This would be very helpful to any readers who may be considering this platform
    Sources - NAD M50.2 (streamer, CD player, CD ripper, hard drive music store)
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    Re: Townshend Seismic Platform Review

    The Floor is concrete with a thin carpet over it. You can also check out my system on the Members Systems page.

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    Re: Townshend Seismic Platform Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Hear Here View Post
    I'm sure the relative performance of the Townsend Seismic Platform and Gaia footers depends largely on the floor they are isolating the speakers from. You don't mention what your floor is made from in the review. This would be very helpful to any readers who may be considering this platform
    Having experimented with springs tempered to the weight of my speakers at 80 kg & also having tried the Townsend Seismic Bars on both wooden & carpet covered concrete floors I can advise your assumption is not correct. Using springs made a significant improvement to the sound top to bottom similar to that experienced by Ozzy. In our experiments we were able to place a wooden "chock" under the speakers to negate the spring's effectiveness in a matter of seconds allowing for genuine comparisons of with & without springs.

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    Re: Townshend Seismic Platform Review

    I agree with all of the observations Ozzy made in his review. I use custom sized podiums for my BeoLab 5 speakers and the positive differences across base, midrange and high frequencies are evidently clear: especially bass and midrange lock in beautifully.

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