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Vibrapod Isolator
Vibrapod Cone

The Vibrapod Company

623 Hanley Industrial Court
St. Louis, MO 63144
Phone (314) 645-2900
Fax     (314) 645-6700

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Why do I need VIBRAPOD™ Isolators and Cones?
A.  Because inherent vibrations degrade the sound quality of your audio/video system.

Q.  How do VIBRAPOD Isolators and Cones work?
A.  VIBRAPOD Isolators were designed to isolate your components from vibration in both the horizontal and vertical planes.
VIBRAPOD Cones work best in the vertical plane however when combined with VIBRAPOD Isolators they enhance isolation in the horizontal plane.

Q.  What effect will my VIBRAPOD Isolators and Cones have on my system?
A.  You will notice an extended more defined bass, improved imaging and sound stage, greater dynamics and detail, plus sharper video images.

Q.  Where should I place my VIBRAPOD Isolators and Cones?
A.  Under flat areas of the component with more VIBRAPOD Isolators or Cones at or near the heaviest areas and at the edges.  If there are no flat areas then use The VIBRAPOD Sandwich Technique.

Q.  My component is much heavier on one side.  How do I use VIBRAPOD Isolators and Cones?
A.  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.

Q.  How much weight can each VIBRAPOD Isolator and Cone support?
A.  The following table should help.

 

Recommended Weight
(EACH VIBRAPOD)
lbs and kg

Weight Range
(EACH VIBRAPOD)
lbs and kg

Model 1 2 1/2
1.13
2 To 3
.90 To 1.36
Model 2 6
2.72
4 To 8
1.81 To 3.62
Model 3 10
4.53
8 To 12
3.62 To 5.44
Model 4 16
7.26
14 To 18
6.35 To 8.16
Model 5 25
11.34
22 To 28
9.97 To 12.70
Cone

Up to 25
Up To 11.34
(7/16" Ball)

Up To 25
Up To 11.34

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.

Q.  Which way up should VIBRAPOD Isolators and Cones be placed?
A.  Either Dome up or down or Ball up or down for the Cone. We suggest using the VIBRAPOD Sandwich with Tube amplifiers or any component that runs hot.

Q.  Can I place my VIBRAPOD Isolators and Cones in groups?
A.  We don’t recommend CLOSE triangular formations where they touch.

Q.  Can I replace the feet that are on my component with VIBRAPOD Isolators and Cones?
A.  Yes, but please check with your dealer for proper installation.

Q.  Can I use VIBRAPOD Isolators and Cones in conjunction with air isolation devices?
A.  Yes, but VIBRAPOD Isolators may not work in conjunction with an air isolation device. VIBRAPOD Cones may be used with an air isolation device.

Q.  Can I use VIBRAPOD Isolators and Cones under rugs or carpet?
A.  VIBRAPOD Isolators and Cones were not designed for use under carpets or rugs.

Q.  Can VIBRAPOD Isolators and Cones be used in between components?
A.  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.

Q.  Can I put VIBRAPOD Isolators and Cones under my speakers?
A.  Yes. We have always felt that tall thin speakers were not a good match with VIBRAPOD Isolators as they could be easily knocked over.

Q.  How do I place the VIBRAPOD Isolators and Cones under my equipment?
A.  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. VIBRAPOD Cones are easiest placed by hand and require a taller block.
A combination of VIBRAPOD Isolators and VIBRAPOD Cones are approximately 1 1/2" tall. Several small pieces or a 2x4 will work well for raising your component.

Q.  My VIBRAPOD Isolators look slightly squished when in place.  Does this mean that they are no longer isolating?
A.  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.

Q.  I have put too much weight on my VIBRAPOD Isolators or Cones and they are squashed.  Is there any way to fix this?
A.  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 at least 20 minutes.  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.

Q.  The VIBRAPOD Isolators came looking slightly out of round from the dealer.   Are these ok?
A.  Yes, and you may want to do the same to these VIBRAPOD Isolators as in the answer above.

We also sell VIBRAPOD Isolators in 4 Packs that help keep their shape during shipping.


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