Big 7 and Shun Mook Giant Resonators - But $2,200!

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Labpro

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Big 7 and Shun Mook Giant Resonators - But $2,200!
« on: 25 Aug 2018, 02:45 am »
A friend brought over a set of 3 Shun Mook Giant Diamond Resonators to place under my Big 7........wow!

Larger well defined sound stage, tighter bass and greatly improved separation.   

$2,200 is a lot of cash for some footers.

What is working for you, at a lower cost?

Thanks

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Re: Big 7 and Shun Mook Giant Resonators - But $2,200!
« Reply #1 on: 25 Aug 2018, 04:57 pm »
I have a friend who raves about the IsoAcoustics Indigo's under his DAC. ( which is NOT a Big 7) I have them under my Classdaudio SDS 254 and I like their effect better than the Stillpoint Ultra Mini's they replaced. All system dependant though. FWIW, I bought the Indigo's from Crutchfield ( $180) with a full 60 day return option. I kept'em.

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Re: Big 7 and Shun Mook Giant Resonators - But $2,200!
« Reply #2 on: 26 Aug 2018, 03:42 am »
Thank you for the advice.

I'll look into the  IsoAcoustics Indigo's.

$180 is certainly a reasonable price. 

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Re: Big 7 and Shun Mook Giant Resonators - But $2,200!
« Reply #3 on: 26 Aug 2018, 05:39 am »
A friend brought over a set of 3 Shun Mook Giant Diamond Resonators to place under my Big 7........wow!

Larger well defined sound stage, tighter bass and greatly improved separation.   

$2,200 is a lot of cash for some footers.

What is working for you, at a lower cost?

Thanks
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Re: Big 7 and Shun Mook Giant Resonators - But $2,200!
« Reply #4 on: 26 Aug 2018, 07:09 am »
Hi Labpro - Nice Giscours. I had a Vosne-Romanee for a number of years. Shindo makes great equipment. I have lower cost footers/bases that are very similar to The Shun Mook products. They are based on the resonating properties of ebony Mpingo wood.  Here is a link:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ebony-feet-base-Mpingo-Cone-High-end-audio-Amp-CDP-Turntable-Isolator-clubWOOD/190809046349?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D52885%26meid%3Db31cd026ba6c43418e23024f9cfc787d%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D190510082392%26itm%3D190809046349&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

They can be low on product so you may have to wait a while before your order is filled, but its worth it.

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Re: Big 7 and Shun Mook Giant Resonators - But $2,200!
« Reply #5 on: 26 Aug 2018, 01:56 pm »
Some very creative solutions out there.

I'll take a chance on the mping guy from South Korea.......how can you go wrong for $95.

I'll place a set of 3 under the Big 7 and another set under my Giscours, for fun.

I'll report back to let you know what I find.

I welcome other suggestions, so we can all benefit from this thread.

Stercom

Re: Big 7 and Shun Mook Giant Resonators - But $2,200!
« Reply #6 on: 26 Aug 2018, 02:28 pm »
Sounds good. Check out his bases too. They work well with the cones. He would probably replicate (or come up with something very similar) the Giant Resonators for you if you are willing to wait for them.

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Re: Big 7 and Shun Mook Giant Resonators - But $2,200!
« Reply #7 on: 26 Aug 2018, 02:51 pm »
Thanks for the info on the bases. 

I went ahead and ordered the high bases......set of 4 for $155. Still a great deal.

Thank you again for the suggestion.....I'll let everyone know how it works out.

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« Reply #8 on: 26 Aug 2018, 03:04 pm »
Daedalus Isolation Devices (DiD) working very well under my Atlantic Plus.

But I look forward to hearing your reports about the Mpingo wood. Maybe you’ll get to try them against the Shun Mook.

FYI, oddly, I observed an energy/vibration ‘draining time’ occurring with certain types of footers; a handful of hours.

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Re: Big 7 and Shun Mook Giant Resonators - But $2,200!
« Reply #9 on: 26 Aug 2018, 05:05 pm »
I read several postings about the DiD footers.....very positive feedback.

Might be fun to try those under my mono amps, to compare....as you suggested.

In your experience, did it take some time (hours) before any footer began to work its magic?

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« Reply #10 on: 26 Aug 2018, 05:55 pm »
I read several postings about the DiD footers.....very positive feedback.

Might be fun to try those under my mono amps, to compare....as you suggested.

In your experience, did it take some time (hours) before any footer began to work its magic?

I feel footers with rubbers are relativly quick, but IME footers with bearings , metals, or that do sorts of energy or vibration draining out of the unit, seem to take time to settle. It’s happened for me in the form of hardness or brightness that seems to disappear over many hours. And I’m quite sensitive to that, so I def know when its there or not there.


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Re: Big 7 and Shun Mook Giant Resonators - But $2,200!
« Reply #11 on: 26 Aug 2018, 06:38 pm »
Great minds think alike.

The main reason for the footers is that my system seems to be a bit bright on the digital side (not on vinyl), and with the Shun Mook under the DAC, much of this has been solved.

I added some NOS Cunningham Globe 45's to the Big 7 recently, and I'll bet this is adding to some of the brightness since they are still breaking in.

When I get the new footers, I'll be sure to let them settle in before evaluating their performance. 

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Re: Big 7 and Shun Mook Giant Resonators - But $2,200!
« Reply #12 on: 26 Aug 2018, 10:21 pm »
  Check out VEM footers and do not forget Herbies.

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Re: Big 7 and Shun Mook Giant Resonators - But $2,200!
« Reply #13 on: 28 Aug 2018, 06:25 pm »
VEM also looks interesting. At $375 for a set of 3, that's not bad.

I will also look at Herbie again.....everyone who has them seems to really like their performance.

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Re: Big 7 and Shun Mook Giant Resonators - But $2,200!
« Reply #14 on: 28 Aug 2018, 06:33 pm »
Great minds think alike.

The main reason for the footers is that my system seems to be a bit bright on the digital side (not on vinyl), and with the Shun Mook under the DAC, much of this has been solved.

I added some NOS Cunningham Globe 45's to the Big 7 recently, and I'll bet this is adding to some of the brightness since they are still breaking in.

When I get the new footers, I'll be sure to let them settle in before evaluating their performance.

   Please be patient with new 45 tube. Allow it to fully break in before tweaking for a tone control. After 100 hours if still bright obviously it is the tube. Was it bright, thin or hard before  tube change ? If yes the culprit usually is digital cable or transport.


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Re: Big 7 and Shun Mook Giant Resonators - But $2,200!
« Reply #15 on: 28 Aug 2018, 07:30 pm »
The brightness is definitely more pronounced depending on the tube.

I have about 50 hours on the Cunningham 45's at this point.......they probably need another 50 hours to fully break in as you suggested.

Interesting comment on the digital cable and transport.

I have a Kubala Sosna Elation digital cable, and I think it is pretty good.

However, I'm going to try putting some footers under the transport (Acoustic Plan).....great suggestion.