Ok, if Hantra is the first...I can't be far behind!
I received Gary's Panda feet on Monday and wanted to share with everybody my inital impressions.
I ordered a set of each type; using the light (actually 3 light and 1 med) under my preamp (AVA transendence 7 w/ NOS Mullards), the medium under my dac (Electrocompaniet ECD-1), and the heavy under my transport (Sonic Frontiers SFT-1).
I added the Panda Feet one component at a time (preamp, transport, dac) and used the same four cd's for test material:
Tori Amos - Boys For Pele
Rusted Root - When I Woke
Sam Cooke - Night Beat
Uncle Tupelo - March 16-20, 1992 (re-mastered)
So what did I think? I think these little squishy feet are quite good.
The changes I heard were not only per component, but were also cumulative.
My soundstage opened up and became deeper and wider. Images became moe lifelike. Imaging also became more precise. In addition, the bass tightened up. When this happned, it not only improved the music in that area, but it cleared up the midrange and highs. This produced better clarity and gave them system some additional sparkle and air.
The Panda Feet replaced Mapleshade Ultimate Triplepoints under the preamp, Polycrystal cones under the transport, and Stillpoints under the dac.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that this was $60 well spent!
Gary, thanks for making not only a great product, but keeping it reasonably priced. All of the cones your feet replaced were 5x, 10x, and more! So I get to improve my system and put some cash in my pocket - that's always a wining combination in my book.