Once the Avatar Audio system achieved sufficiently high resolution, it turned out that the effective isolation of the system’s components from the vibration of the base and reducing their internal vibration are probably the most important condition of getting a State-of-the-Art sound. Our product lineup include anti-vibration RECEPTOR accessories: cable stands, weights, ball feet and platforms which use the magnetic levitation effect.
Cable Stands protect the signal inside the wires from the adverse impact of the deformed electromagnetic field around the cable when it lies on the flooor. They also izolate cable from static electricity and vibrations coming from the floor. Futhermore they supress the vibrations inside the cable. They bring the strongest effect when put under power cables and speaker cables due to the large surface area of their contact with the floor. They also improve the work of USB cables and interconnects. We recommend using 7-9 stands in the system.
Anti-vibration Weight placed on equipment reduces its susceptibility to vibrations coming from the ground, absorbs vibrations of the housing and increases the effectiveness of anti-vibration pads and platforms. In the case of light equipment set on a platform with magnetic stands the weight is necessary for proper operation (deflection) of magnets.
Ball Feet are one of the most active anti-vibration accessories and, what is more, one of the cheapest. They are incomparably better than hard spikes, spring feet and soft rubber or sorbothane pads, improving the operation of each element of the path: the electronics, speakers and even power distributor.
The Foot No.1, No.2 and No.3 consists of two equal discs (base and lid) and a ball. The Foot No.4 hasn’t the second disc (lid). The metal lid weakens anti-vibration performance of the foot, so is best to place the equipment directly on balls. We add however the second disc as a lid because it may be needed in three cases:
1. in loudspeakers the lid protects the underside from denting by the small and hard ceramic ball;
2. in equipment with feet higher than 20 mm the height of one disc with the ball is insufficient; it is necessary to set two discs together and put the ball on them.
3. (light) equipment standing on the cabinet when pushed would slide off the balls alone.
Feet No.3 are available in two colors: black and silver, No.4 only in silver, No.1 and No.2 in Charcoal colour. Discs are made of aluminum (No.3 and No.4) or our company’s material (No.1 and No.2). Balls are made of exotic wood (No. 1), our company’s material (No. 2) or ceramic (No.3 and No.4).
Platforms are the best of our anti-vibration accessories, they damp vibrations even more efficiently than the ball feet. We offer platforms in three sizes: small 35×35 cm, medium 45×40 cm and large 55x45cm; on request any size is available. The thickness of the platform itself is 5.7 cm (No.4) or 6,6 cm (other), the height of the set is 17,3 cm (No.1), 13,8 cm (No.2), 9,2 cm (No.3) or 8,5 cm (No.4), the mass of a set ranges from 4 kg to 16 kg. Standard colors are ruby and grey-brown, on request we offer any color.
Platforms are made of our company’s anti-vibration material and are equipped with ball feet or magnetic feet. No.1 has magnetic feet underneath and ball feet on top. No.2 has two sets of ball feet. No.3 and No.4 have only one set of ball feet, underneath.
The magnetic feet are raising the equipment on an air pillow (magnetic levitation); to work, should be properly weighted (must bend, but not settle). The small platforms have smaller feet with weaker magnets, the medium and large platforms – bigger feet with stronger magnets. Depending on the weight of equipment we apply three or four feet. Too light equipment should be ballasted from above with Receptor Weight or lead weights. Under the equipment we put the feet in such places so that they balance uneven distribution of weight of the unit, then move stands until they will be bent equally.