Anti-vibration audiophile VibePad Gold

The Anti-vibration audiophile VibePad Gold was designed to remove vibrations from Audio components. There are many devices in the marketplace today, but the VibePad is unique and has a different approach. The VibePad is removing vibrations from the upper and lower areas of the component. 

VibePad bottom

The VibePad Gold can absorb over 50% percent of vibrations and 80% of shock vibration. The Vibration is reduced over the temperature range at frequencies from 10 to 30,000 Hertz. Unlike fluid-based shock absorbers or foam products, VibePad has an excellent damping coefficient. Shocks and vibrations are absorbed thousands of cycles.

The VibePad body is made from a toughened glass composite. In the middle is an insert containing Polyfoam, 40 x 16 mm. The VibePad has four Sorbothane® pads. The upper pads are 3 x 20mm x 3.20 mm and lower pad 1 x 50 x 6.35 mm. Each VibePad has a load carrying capacity of 95 kg.

The VibePad is supplied with cable supports when ordered and different sizes are available. The natural frequency of your system is lowered to below the excitation frequency. This provides a “blacker” background with greater focus, depth, and transparency. The soundstage also benefits quite dramatically, becoming wider, deeper and more holographic. Your system will sound natural and engaging.   

Specification

Vibepad Composite Glass. Diameter: 80.0 mm, Height: 25.0 mm, Weight: 265 grams, Working load: 95 kgs. Top pads: 3 x 20 mm Sorbothane, Insert: 40mm x 16 mm Polyfoam, Bottom pad: 1 x 50 x 6.35 mm Sorbothane, Cable Support: 1 - 50 x 25mm x 5mm, Laytex.
What is Sorbothane®

Sorbothane® is a proprietary, visco-elastic polymer. Sorbothane®  is a thermoset, polyether-based, polyurethane material. In addition to being visco-elastic, Sorbothane® also has a very high damping coefficient. Sorbothane® combines shock absorption, good memory, vibration isolation, and vibration damping characteristics. While many materials exhibit one of these characteristics, Sorbothane® combines all of them in a stable material with an elongated fatigue life.

Where to use  the ‘VibePad’

The Anti-vibration audiophile VibePad Gold is ideal for use in the audio industry. Every step of the audio chain is a target for interference from vibrations. It is essential to do everything possible to reduce and eliminate vibrations. The Anti-vibration audiophile VibePad Gold is certainly one of the better solutions available today. Did you know everything around us is vibrating – read more

The Turntable

The vinyl groove causes the stylus to move or vibrate and turn into a tiny electrical signal. This means for a turntable to work, you want it to ‘read’ just the vibrations in the groove rather than having ‘muddied’ vibration coming from elsewhere. Vibrations have a big impact on the sound produced due to the intricate nature, but if these signals are affected by vibrations the result is distortion.

Turntable - vintage

Three VibePads are required when using a turntable. Each VibePad must be positioned face up with the VibePad top, on the underside of the turntable. It is possible to use the VibePads with the original feet because the VibePad has enough headroom.

CD players

While CD players, don’t show up the effects of vibrations as obviously as, say, turntables, simple things like your speakers – especially at loud volumes – can make the player’s data-reading mechanisms work harder, causing jitter which will affect the sound heard.

CA player

Three VibePads are required when using a CD player. Each VibePad must be positioned face up with the VibePad top, on the underside of the player. It is possible to use the VibePads with the original feet because the VibePad has enough headroom.

Laptop

Recommended for Laptops, Media players and DAC’s. Vibrations are removed, air circulation improved, machine heat lowered. Low transmissibility (amplification) at resonance shows Sorbothane’s damping superiority over other elastomers. Low transmissibility means less damage to sensitive components. Isolation at large frequency ratios also shows Sorbothane’s capacity to isolate vibration.

VibePad for laptop

Three VibePads are required and each VibePad must be positioned face up. The top of the pad located on the underside of the Laptop.

Amplifier

The amplifier can be vintage, transistor, tube or hybrid. It is clear that Sorbothane® removes more of the impact energy from the system. Natural rubber is more elastic and returns energy to the system. High-energy return causes high rebound and increases the potential for damage.

Grundig sv140

Three VibePads are required and Each VibePad must be positioned face up. The top of the VibePad must be located on the underside of the amplifier.

Loudspeaker

The VibePad is recommended for floor standing Loudspeakers, studio monitors and bookshelf loudspeakers. The loudspeakers are very susceptible to vibrations from the listening room floor and the listening room itself – read more

Loudspeaker VibePad

Three VibePads are required (reversed). The VibePads must be positioned face down and the bottom of the pad on the underside of the loudspeaker. The VibePad can be easily slid underneath and will handle even the largest speaker. The Vibepad has a load capacity of 95 kilograms per pad.

Audio Cables

The VibePad can be used for Power cords, Interconnect, Loudspeaker, DAC, and USB cables. The effect of background vibration and Ground vibration has an impact on the sound heard from your audio system.  When used for audio cables the VibePad excels in its supremacy. Vibrations are removed to reveal a cleaner and more dynamic musical presentation – read more 

Recommended using two or even three VibePads for every meter of audio cable. Each VibePad must be positioned face down with the bottom of the VibePad pad facing up, which means the VibePad is reversed. 

Floor Monitor

A floor monitor when in use is prone to vibrations from the floor. This has always been a big problem with live mixing and performances. The VibePad is ideal when used with floor monitors. Feedback is reduced, floor boom and resonance is reduced and the artist hears a cleaner post-mix audio signal.

audiophile floor monitor

Three VibePads are required (reversed). The VibePads must be positioned face down and the bottom of the pad located on the underside of the floor monitor.

Guitar amplifier

The VibePad is a great addition for guitarists because the VibePad eliminates vibrations from the floor. This will make the guitarist sound better and so will perform better. The size of the vibePad helps to lift the amplifier above the factory fitted legs and gives more stability.

Guitar amplifier

Three VibePads are required and the VibePads must be positioned face up. The bottom of the VibePad located on the underside of the guitar amplifier.

The Listening room

This is where everything begins. The listening room is unique to each audiophile because the listening room is part of the connection. But, at the same time is the cause of many unwanted vibrations!

audio system

By using the VibePads with Sorbothane® 50 mm x 6.3 mm pads the efficiency in removal of vibrations becomes clearly apparent.

Conclusion

The Anti-vibration audiophile VibePad Gold was designed to remove vibration from a wide range of audio items. The audio system performance is greatly improved, regardless of system price or age. The listener is able to hear more of the musical presentation than before.

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