VPI HW-19/MkIV - tendersoft or extra firm?

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tlainhart

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VPI HW-19/MkIV - tendersoft or extra firm?
« on: 31 Jan 2016, 03:36 pm »
Hi Steve -

I want to replace the sorbothane isolators in my VPI with Tenderfeet to reduce motor vibration to the plinth (no SAMA).  The plinth weight (with platter, tonearm) is probably 30-40 lbs (haven't measured yet).  Will the soft or extra-firm do a better job of motor isolation in this scenario?

  -- Todd

Herbie

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Re: VPI HW-19/MkIV - tendersoft or extra firm?
« Reply #1 on: 31 Jan 2016, 03:46 pm »
Hi, Todd. Though we have HW-19 customers using both TenderSoft and Extra-Firm Big Tall Tenderfeet with excellent results, I recommend the Extra-Firm version. (If you have any particular macro-type vibration like footfall issues, then the TenderSoft version would likely be the better choice.)

Steve Herbelin
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tlainhart

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Re: VPI HW-19/MkIV - tendersoft or extra firm?
« Reply #2 on: 3 Feb 2016, 12:50 am »
Thanks Steve.  No macro-vibration or footfall issues, so I'll go with the Extra-Firm.

  -- Todd

The Dill

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Re: VPI HW-19/MkIV - tendersoft or extra firm?
« Reply #3 on: 5 Feb 2016, 01:57 am »
Hi Todd,
I have a Jr. with a MKIII platter mounted on a wall shelf. I am using the tenderfeet soft and they work great.

mdelrossi

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Re: VPI HW-19/MkIV - tendersoft or extra firm?
« Reply #4 on: 11 Feb 2016, 02:50 pm »
Hi Todd,
I have a Jr. with a MKIII platter mounted on a wall shelf. I am using the tenderfeet soft and they work great.
What difference did you notice? What did the feet replace?