Turntable isolation platforms

saintie1

Active Member
I was wondering how many of you have the turntable on an isolation platform and if so why, conversley if you don't why not?
 

Khankat

Active Member
I have mine on a wall mounted shelf specifically for the purpose. On the shelf I have atm a 75 mm thick butchers block. It sits on sorbothane pods. Between the block and TT are four SDS(Sound Damped Steel anti-vibration pieces. But as I tend to experiment, the set up is not always the same.
 

NifkinFZ6

Active Member
Simliar to Khankat, I have my Rega Planar 3 sat on top of an IKEA Aptitlig butchers block, which itself sits on four large Audio Serenity gel isolation pads. It makes a measurable difference and cuts down on furniture-borne micro vibrations very well. Costs a total of around £35, and looks quite stylish as well.

Or you could pay upwards of £200 for one from a company like Quadraspire that does exactly the same thing.
 

DT79

Well-known Member
Wall shelf all the way. I also put a sorbothane isolation hemisphere under each foot of the TT.
 

Khankat

Active Member
I have found that if it is a Hi-fi product, then the price will inevitably be far greater than if you can find something similar that's suitable, that's not made/labelled Hi-fi. I found my butchers block while looking elsewhere. I paid £40 for the block whereas something Hi-fi specific could easily cost five, ten times and more for the same thing.
Always look for alternatives and be prepared to invent or modify something to suit your purpose.
 

Adam72

Active Member
My TT sits on a table which sits on a concrete floor, haven't noticed any vibrations and it sounds fantastic.
 

aybracers

Standard Member
My Opus Continuo sits on three Audio Technica round adjustable pods that sit on a Townsend seismic sink isolation platform.
 

Craig uk

Well-known Member
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Blue Horizon Sanctum for me, got one for all my kit.
 

BT Bob

Distinguished Member
My Rega P6 is on the Rega wall shelf - works a treat.
 

MaryWhitehouse

Well-known Member
To remove vibration from the plinth first remove motor :)
 

musicphil

Active Member
My Linn sits on top of an Atacama Equinox system and I have a concrete floor- I have in the past used a wall shelf when I have had suspended wooden floors.
 
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Craig uk

Well-known Member
How do you find the Sanctum in terms of improvement?
I found it to be the best solution for my kit. I’ve not tried Rega’s wall mount which I would think should be the best option but compared to what I’ve tried, oak, slate, granite it’s the nicest to my ear...all the others seem to alter the sound too much, much in the same way the type of platter, mat and feet do. I have bought 4 of them so that should tell you how impressed I was with it.

I have Rega’s rigid feet also which makes a significant change the delivery too, plus the OL mat & Enabler. So many things to experiment with vinyl.
 

Khankat

Active Member
I found it to be the best solution for my kit. I’ve not tried Rega’s wall mount which I would think should be the best option but compared to what I’ve tried, oak, slate, granite it’s the nicest to my ear...all the others seem to alter the sound too much, much in the same way the type of platter, mat and feet do. I have bought 4 of them so that should tell you how impressed I was with it.

I have Rega’s rigid feet also which makes a significant change the delivery too, plus the OL mat & Enabler. So many things to experiment with vinyl.
Thank you for taking the time to tell me about the Sanctum. I am actually considering try it. But my T/T is the very opposite of yours. It is heavy and dense. But as you said and as I have done, there is so much to experimenting.

Having done a fair bit with turntable support, I should at least try something off the peg, hence my interest in the Sanctum. Above it, quite literally, once in position, is the Origin Live Gravity One record weight. Although described as a weight, it is anything but heavy, it being just 67grams. It has a money back if not delighted offer, so I intend trying it at some point.

My T/T loves additional weight, it designed to accept an additional 12Kg.
 

Craig uk

Well-known Member
If you are interested in trying one I might be able to help. I’m only using 3 at the minute so I have a spare. The heavier the deck the more isolation can help. I used to have a 25Kg valve amp on one of them and it made a very positive difference to its performance. PM if interested.
 
On a dedictated shelf here. I added upturned spikes between the shelf and TT support and there are sorbothane feet on the TT. As many posts have said, dont pay HiFi prices, A microwave wall shelf and butchers block will do exactly the same job for a fraction of the price.
 

Mark.Yudkin

Distinguished Member
Wall shelf into solid wall.

The isolation platform compromise is only for those for whom a wall shelf is not feasible, or whose walls are also subject to vibrations (not common in UK or CH)
 

MaryWhitehouse

Well-known Member
Wall shelf into solid wall.

The isolation platform compromise is only for those for whom a wall shelf is not feasible, or whose walls are also subject to vibrations (not common in UK or CH)
Very common in older houses with wood floors & lath and plaster walls.
 

simon194

Well-known Member
My Linn sits on top of an Atacama Equinox system and I have a concrete floor- I have in the past used a wall shelf when I have had suspended wooden floors.
My RP3 is also on top of an Atacama Equinox rack but I went with the A.R.C upgrade. I was going to use a wall shelf, because my house has a suspended reinforced concrete floor, but I decided it was too much hassle finding the battens behind the plasterboard wall to fit one.
 

Mark.Yudkin

Distinguished Member
Very common in older houses with wood floors & lath and plaster walls.
I know US has lots of them (and AUS has lots of brick veneer), but UK's older houses are commonly built of plasterboard? I wasn't aware of this.
 

NifkinFZ6

Active Member
I know US has lots of them (and AUS has lots of brick veneer), but UK's older houses are commonly built of plasterboard? I wasn't aware of this.
Plasterboard is a relatively recent invention. Generally, UKs older housing stock have internal walls built of lath/plaster or brick.
 

MaryWhitehouse

Well-known Member
I know US has lots of them (and AUS has lots of brick veneer), but UK's older houses are commonly built of plasterboard? I wasn't aware of this.
lol I’m guessing you’re younger than me :)

Also if you had plasterboard on frame on a wooden floor you’ll still transmit vibration from floor to wall.
 

Mark.Yudkin

Distinguished Member
Plasterboard is a relatively recent invention. Generally, UKs older housing stock have internal walls built of lath/plaster or brick.
Brick is not the issue here - wall mounting a TT on a brick wall is readily feasible.

I've now googled lath and plaster. Wikipedia says it was used pre-1930s (I'm not that old, but more importantly, I'm not resident in UK) for dividing walls and ceilings. So one alternative is to wall mount the TT on a non-dividing wall.
 

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