|Frequently Asked Questions
· Why do I need Vibrapod Isolators?
· How do Vibrapod Isolators work?
· What effect will Vibrapod Isolators have on my system?
· Where should I place my Vibrapod Isolators?
· My component is heavier on one side than the other. How do I use the Vibrapods?
· How much weight can each Vibrapod Isolator support?
· Which way should Vibrapods be placed?
· Can I place my Vibrapod Isolators in groups?
· Can I replace the feet on my components with Vibrapods?
· Can I use Vibrapods with air isolation devices?
· Can I use Vibrapods under rugs or carpet?
· Can Vibrapods be used between components?
· Can I put Vibrapods under my speakers?
· How do I place Vibrapods under my equipment?
· My Vibrapods look slightly squished when in place. Does this mean they are no longer isolating?
· I put too much weight on my Vibrapods and now they're squashed. How can I fix this?
· The Vibrapods came looking out of round from the dealer. Are these okay?
Why do I need Vibrapod Isolators?
Because inherent vibrations in the listening environment degrade the sound quality of your audio/video system. Vibrapods soak up this harmful vibration allowing your gear to perform as the factory intended.
How do Vibrapod Isolators work?
Vibrapod Isolators were designed to isolate your components from vibration in both the horizontal and vertical planes.
What effect will Vibrapod Isolators have on my system?
You will notice an extended and more defined bass, improved imaging and soundstage, greater dynamics and detail, plus sharper video images.
Where should I place my Vibrapod Isolators?
Under flat areas of the component with more Vibrapod Isolators at or near the heaviest areas and at the edges. If there are no flat areas then place your component on a piece of 3/8" to 1/2" thick MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) or plastic, or 1/4" glass shelving ( though glass is highly resonant ) locating VIBRAPOD Isolators below the VIBRAPOD Sandwich.
My component is much heavier on one side. How do I use VIBRAPOD Isolators?
Use a combination of Models 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 VIBRAPOD Isolators placing the Models 3, 4, or 5 VIBRAPOD Isolators under the heaviest area of your component and either the Models 1, 2, or 3 VIBRAPOD Isolators under the lighter areas.
How much weight can each VIBRAPOD Isolator support?
The following table should help.
Model 1 2 to 3lbs.
Optimum 2 1/2lbs
Model 2 4 to 8lbs.
Model 3 9 to 13lbs.
Model 4 14 to 18lbs.
Model 5 22 to 28lbs.
Do not put more than necessary under a component. More does not mean better. However, More of a Lower Model will usually perform better than Fewer of a Higher Model. For instance, if a component weighs 20 lbs. 8 Model 1's will usually perform better than 4 Model 2's.
Which way up should VIBRAPOD Isolators be placed?
Either Dome up or down. Hot Amplifiers will require that the dome is facing down for best results. Otherwise use the next Higher Model VIBRAPOD Isolator under the heaviest and hottest area of the amp.
Can I place my VIBRAPOD Isolators in groups?
We don’t recommend CLOSE triangular formations where they touch.
Can I replace the feet that are on my component with VIBRAPOD Isolators?
Yes, but please check with your dealer for proper installation.
Can I use VIBRAPOD Isolators in conjunction with air isolation devices?
Yes, but in some instances not with the same component.
Can I use VIBRAPOD Isolators under rugs or carpet?
VIBRAPOD Isolators were not designed for use under carpets or rugs.
Can VIBRAPOD Isolators be used in between components?
Yes. Use either the Model 3, 4 or 5 VIBRAPOD Isolators under the bottom component and use enough to support the combined weight of the stacked components. We do not recommend stacking components.
Can I put VIBRAPOD Isolators under my speakers?
A. Yes, Vibrapods are often quite effective when placed underneath speakers sitting on hard, level surfaces.
How do I place the VIBRAPOD Isolators under my equipment?
It is easiest placing VIBRAPOD Isolators using some 3/4" wood blocks under the sides of your equipment and then sliding the VIBRAPOD Isolators in using a long spoon or fork. They will slide easiest with the Dome facing up.
My VIBRAPOD Isolators look slightly squished when in place. Does this mean that they are no longer isolating?
VIBRAPOD Isolators should be 'loaded' or under some pressure for best isolation. They should not be flattened but a deformation of the Dome is normal.
I have put too much weight on my VIBRAPOD Isolators and they are really squashed. Is there any way to fix this?
Yes. Place the squashed VIBRAPOD Isolators on a flat cookie sheet and bake in an oven at 175° to 200° F ( 80° to 94° C) for 10 minutes or 5 minutes in a convection oven. Remove from the oven and place in a safe area away from children until they have cooled. You may want to wait several hours for them to return to their normal consistency before putting them back in service.
The VIBRAPOD Isolators came looking slightly out of round from the dealer. Are these ok?
Yes, and you may want to do the same to these VIBRAPOD Isolators as in the answer above.
DO NOT MICROWAVE.