No-Rez as Vibration Isolation

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No-Rez as Vibration Isolation
« on: 23 Mar 2020, 06:33 pm »
Well, here is something to try for those of you who LACK equipment isolation platforms.  Since I have some leftover strips of No Rex sitting around from my OB-H build I was wondering if it would work for preventing vibrations from reaching T.T, Preamps, Amps, etc.  So I made up some platforms out of MDF with No Rez facing the surfaces of whatever the component sits on.  See pictures.  Not pretty, but a proof of concept.  I hear an improvement notably with my Tube-based Phone Pre and

Turntable.  But just for fun did the same for my pre and amp.  As a side note, don't try it with anything really heavy as this will just pancake the No-Rez. 

Just put on an LP of Smetna; The Moldau, Berlin Philharmonic, Von Karajan Angel/EMI 1977. I am hearing improvement in soundstage depth and cleanliness of dynamic passages. 

I would like to hear from anyone else willing to give this inexpensive approach a shot to see what their outcome is.  Part of the fun of this hobby is experimenting. :)


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Re: No-Rez as Vibration Isolation
« Reply #1 on: 2 Apr 2020, 04:44 pm »
Hey man whatever works. Experimenting is what brings the joy in this hobby. You have got to dial in your system in your room. Glad it's working for you! I would think the foam will compress over time. Check the TT for level regularly.


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Re: No-Rez as Vibration Isolation
« Reply #2 on: 2 Apr 2020, 05:12 pm »
Vibrations are a problem for turntables, loudspeakers and vacuum tubes, but you can't play your system loud enough to have any impact on the other components.
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On the other hand, for components that have rotating parts like CD/DVD players, hard-drives and fans, vibration isolation can reduce their mechanical sounds radiated into the air.