“Not only did these improve every element of the sound, they also made it much easier to properly level my speakers and that improved things still further.”
There are lots of reasons for using Silent Mount isolation devices. First of all there is the undeniable and obvious improvement in sound quality. We’ve used these beneath floor standing speakers, beneath speaker stands and beneath racks as well. In every case, the audible improvements are obvious and consistent. Better definition, better detail and a greater sense of drive and rhythm. We also think that image and depth improve as well.
SM5 50mm Stainless Steel Silent Mounts: SM5 stainless steel Silent Mounts have been designed to improve the contact between the spikes fitted to equipment and your floor. No matter how hard you think your floor is the pressure that the tip of each spike places on it is extremely high. The SM5 silent mount will make it far easier to stabilise your equipment/rack and will improve the high speed energy transfer.
SM7 70mm Stainless Steel Silent Mounts: The stainless steel SM7 Silent Mounts are designed to be used with both floor standing and stand mount loudspeakers. Slightly larger than the SM5s (70mm diameter) and heavier, the silent mount will deal with the considerable energy that loud speakers are capable of generating. We use the SM7s with all the speakers in our dem room – and in every case the Silent Mount SM7s improve definition and sound staging, bass instruments in particular gain a greater sense of pitch and timbre, but in truth these improvements are very noticeable throughout the frequency range of the speaker. Music sounds more coherent and there’s a greater sense of performance and involvement.
SM5 50mm Titanium Silent Mounts: These are the same size as the standard steel SM5 isolation devices but they are built from titanium. Can the change of materials make a difference? Absolutely: the titanium Silent Mount SM5s are identical in size to the stainless steel SM5s but are considerable lighter. The reduced weight improves energy transfer and this is why the titanium version produces a better performance. Timing, dynamics and coherence are all improved and the image is more solid with instruments and voices well defined and accurately placed within the soundstage. The titanium SM5s are designed to be used with any high performance rack or table. We use them underneath an Audiophile Star Base rack in our demonstration room and we have also used them with turntable supports, where the improvements to sound quality are particularly striking. Like many upgrades it very easy to quickly get used to the big improvements that the titanium SM5s make. Taking them out of the system is genuinely surprising and leaves you in no doubt as to how much of a contribution they are making.
All Silent Mounts are supplied with a set of self adhesive thin felt pads. If the rack is sited on anything other than a carpeted floor, the felt pads should be fitted to the base of each Silent Mount. The felt pad has been specifically chosen to minimise any vibration between the Silent Mount and the floor and will ensure that you get the best performance. If the silent Mount is being used on a carpeted floor the felt pads should not be fitted.
Each Silent Mount will support up to 50 Kilos in weight.
Each pack contains 4 Silent Mounts.