I've been looking at the Gaia IIIs to replace the spikes on my Cain & Cain single driver speakers. In one of the threads here someone claimed that little 2" X 2" DiversiTech EVA Anti-Vibration pads worked really well, so I bought a box of 48 of them earlier this week from Supply House for about $25.00.
They arrived yesterday and I not only put the pads under my speakers, but under my subs, under my amp, preamp and DAC and even under the butcher blocks they sit on. Did they make a difference? I'll use an analogy: I recently bought a nice high resolution mirrorless camera and have been shooting a lot of photos, but because I'm still getting used to the new lenses, a lot of my shots when magnified are slightly short of perfect focus. When I to get the perfect focus, the shots are incredibly sharp. What does this have to do with little pads under my audio components?
My audio system has sounded really good especially since the recent addition of a Mivera Purepower SE1200 Ice amp. But adding these little anti-vibration pads has really tightened up the sound and sharpened the focus, everything just sounds more precise and dialed in. Also, I have turned up the bass in my subs without getting any flab, just more and deeper bass.
Do these little guys transform a system as well as the Gaias? I have no idea, but they have made a big improvement in my system for a total of $25.00