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The Gingko Mini Cloud is a 'footer' version of Gingko's famous Cloud isolation system. Each Mini Cloud consists of one support ball and one acrylic base for an optimal load of 10 lbs and a capacity of 20 lbs.
How well does the Mini Cloud work? "The Mini Clouds will readily give you a 20% improvement and perhaps even more, especially if you play things loudly and have full-range speakers. For the money asked, this becomes a slap-me-silly idea whose time is now," reports Srajan Ebaen, on the audiophile website 6moons.com.
Removes 95% of Vibration
In Gingko's own vibration tests, the Mini-Clouds remove on average 95% of the vibration between 5 Hz and 500 Hz. This is compared to 98% for the Cloud 10, and 99% for the Cloud 11. So Mini Clouds go a long way in providing very effective vibration control at a reasonable price.
The Mini-Clouds can be placed anywhere under the bottom of the component to balance the load. In this sense, it even offers more flexibility than the Cloud 10 (with 15 positions for the dimples) and the Cloud 11 (with 10 positions for the dimples).
As it does not require the top platform, its profile is lower than that of the Cloud 10 or Cloud 11. This is especially beneficial when space is limited on the shelf.
As with the Cloud 10 or Cloud 11, the ball has an optimal load of 10 lbs and has a capacity of 20 lbs. So a set of Mini-Clouds is perfect for components weighing 30-40 lbs. For heavier components, simply add more Mini-Clouds (Mini-Clouds are only available in sets of three).
The bases are of double thickness with deeper wells and dimples (similar to the Cloud 11 bottom plate), thus providing a higher level of safety (the balls won't roll off of the dimples unless you deliberately push really hard).