Upgraded Design for Superior Isolation
The Vibrapod Cone from Kennard Industries is a volcano-shaped vinyl isolation component featuring a steel ball bearing tip designed to enhance the sound quality of the finest A/V gear. The new upgraded version now uses a 7/16" chrome ball, compared to the 3/*' ball on the original model. This change increases the capacity of each Vibrapod from 10 lbs. for the original version to a full 25 lbs. now.
Excellent Chassis Vibration Control
The Vibrapod Cone provides excellent chassis vibration control without compromising bass. Kennard Industries tested many different configurations before arriving at this precise design and shape. Without the steel ball, the sound was softer and the bass lacked definition. With the steel ball in place, the bass was tighter and more accurate.
Using Vibrapod Cones in tandem with Vibrapod Isolators, "I again heard that sense of air and soundstage verisimilitude that serve as the hallmarks of a high-resolution sound system," reports Mike Silverton for his March 1, 2005 review for the SoundStage! online network via Ultra Audio (ultraaudio.com).
Improves Imaging and Detail
Vibrapod Cones improve A/V component imaging and detail. They are an affordable alternative to audiophile isolation feet. These double-truncated cones are constructed of vinyl and tipped with a stationary 7/16" chrome ball, which you can remove and replace with any 7/16" ball, if desired.
Use Vibrapod cones by themselves with amps, preamps, DVD players, and other AV gear. Or combine them with Stereophile-"Recommended" Vibrapod Isolators for complete isolation and vibration control. On smooth surfaces, the edges of the concave bottom act as a suction cup, helping to keep the Vibrapod Cones firmly coupled to the component. Each Vibrapod Cone supports 25 lbs. Cones are 1" tall, 1-5/8" diameter.
"The Vibrapod Cones alone did about as well at smoothing over harshness, and with respect to focus, they surpassed the Vibrapod Isolators. However, I'm saving my last (and detailed) hoorah for Vibrapod Isolators and Vibrapod Cones in combination. Together, cones atop Isolators, they achieved a beautiful synergy - and looked nifty, too. I again heard that sense of air and soundstage verisimilitude that serve as the hallmarks of a high-resolution sound system."
"So, a match for the SRA platform? Not quite - but while I still missed those ultimate touches of dynamic finesse, top-end extension, midrange presence, low-end solidity, and precise localization, the differences were not so gross as this sentence might suggest. Indeed, four Isolator-Cone combos offered my ne plus ultra SRA reference a not inconsiderable challenge."
"Best of all, Vibrapod Isolators and Vibrapod Cones are inexpensive enough to experiment with. And Kennard offers a 30-day return policy, along with as much information as you could possibly put to use. How can you lose?"
- Mike Silverton, SoundStage! / ultraaudio.com. March 1, 2005