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    Koetsu

    I like mine best at 100Ω and using an Ypsilon MC-16L SUT with my Blue Lace Platinum.
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    Introducing Center Stage 2M

    Hi Russ - I think you will be pleasantly surprised at what the LS footers do under your Ultra 9s if what I experienced with them under my Ultra 55s is any indication. Cheers, Joe
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    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    Interesting - does that work better than putting them directly under the monitors?
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    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    He's using then under his floor stands - as in between the stands and the floor, or under his speakers sitting on the floor stands?
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    Koetsu

    Yes, I got that - I have the Urushi Black too. There is a “plain” black without the gold speckles but I’ve never heard that one.
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    Koetsu

    Congratulations on your first Koetsu! The Urushi Black was also my first Koetsu many years back and though I’ve moved on to a Platinum Blue Lace, the Black still holds a special place in my collection - it’s not the most resolving but it has such a great warm, lush tonal balance that I really...
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    Center Stage2 LS 1.5 Speaker Footer Experience

    Hi Damon - thanks for adding your observations to the discussion. You brought up something that I neglected to mention - with the LS 1.5 footers, low level performance is enhanced and makes listening at night, when I have to reduce the volume much more enjoyable. I attribute this to the lower...
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    Center Stage2 LS 1.5 Speaker Footer Experience

    Hi Steve - that might well explain the difference in settling time.
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    Center Stage2 LS 1.5 Speaker Footer Experience

    That’s a good question - with the original CS2 footers, we believe that playing the gear speeds up the settling time. I only noted the playback time for reference as I’m not sure that we know enough about the settling characteristics of these speaker footers to say one way or another if it...
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    Center Stage2 LS 1.5 Speaker Footer Experience

    As some of you have read in Steve's thread, Joe Lavrencik at Critical Mass Systems has developed footers for speakers leveraging the CS2 footer technology. I received a set of the LS 1.5 footers back in late October and mounted them under my Von Schweikert Ultra 55 speakers. I will present my...
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    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    There must be more to it than that as there is no threaded hole in the top of the LS1.5 - unless they make a different version to use with the adapter.
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    van den Hul Colibri Grand Cru

    I have mine playing well on an FR64s - though mine is tuned for 18g. Could you send it back to AJ and get it tuned to a higher effective mass?
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    van den Hul Colibri Grand Cru

    Hi Shakti - I ran through a couple of iterations of azimuth, VTA, and VTF. I always check VTF after VTA adjustments and set to the target value. I’m waiting for some break in before going much farther with further adjustments.
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    van den Hul Colibri Grand Cru

    No, but I think it would be best to break in the suspension first. I‘m not sure if I will have the cart long enough to reach ~50 hours as it is on loan to me.
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    van den Hul Colibri Grand Cru

    Note I corrected my calculation above - the delta is 0.033g - not 0.001g as I originally indicated. I mixed inches and mm the first time so got a bad result ;-)

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