Put Larger A/V Gear on Cloud Nine with the Cloud Ten
Put your larger audio and video gear on cloud nine with the Cloud Ten Vibration Control Platform from Gingko Audio. The 'large' size Cloud Ten is 26" wide and 20" deep, while the 'medium' size Cloud Ten is 20" wide and 16" deep, making both ideal for many power amps, receivers, turntables, and more.
Cloud Ten is a tunable vibration control system offering complete flexibility in getting the most out of your audio system. Cloud Ten consists of an acrylic isolation platform and rubber support balls. Its elegant design belies its functional effectiveness. Cloud Ten works well because of the correct choice of material coupled with a flexible design that lets you experiment with different balls in different positions for the best overall performance.
We highly recommend Cloud Ten for turntables, CD/DVD transports, preamps, and other gear that is especially susceptible to the types of vibration problems that Cloud Ten vanquishes. Laboratory tests prove that Cloud Ten dramatically lessens vibration. But your eyes and ears are the best judges, and Cloud Ten will reward them with its superb performance.
How Cloud Ten Works
Acrylic does an excellent job in dissipating any vibrating energy it receives because of its complex, dense, and irregular molecular structure. In addition to the acrylic platform, Cloud 10 also uses rubber balls to further isolate the equipment from vibration. The rubber balls serve two critical functions. They provide four degrees of freedom in the movement of the top platform relative to the bottom base. The top platform sitting on the rubber balls can freely move up and down, front to back, side to side, and rotationally without causing undulating, repeating motion that continues long after the original vibration.
The rubber balls are also used to balance the uneven load of some equipment such as amplifiers or turntables. By placing the rubber balls in the different positions in the base, you can level the equipment to even the load.
Each of the Cloud 10 balls is specially designed to optimally support a 10 lb load, and has a maximum capacity of 20 lbs. Therefore, three balls work best under a 30 lb load. Use additional balls if your equipment weighs more.
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I use a low output 0.2 mv cartridge by Lyra, which is sensitive and tends to pick up turntable motor vibration noise. I looked for other solutions including low noise front end 6922 tubes and high gain up to 78 dB phono amp that will cost a lot more to bring down S/N to my acceptance. I can crank up volume another 5dB with Ginko in place. This is a significant improvement to my system. The thing that I was not sure is about the right number of balls to be placed in between the upper and lower platform in order to get the sound to my personal liking. It will take some time for me to find out.
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