Taiko Audio Daiza platforms.

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The difference is that bamboo is much harder and requires less resin than MDF and therefore has less energy dampening or suck-out caused by resin/glues.
Correct, it has a nice stiffness versus weight ratio. In my experience it can sound more "neutral" then other popular types of wood.

I did read one thing that I cannot seem to find a second time that claimed bamboo shelves bend over time, so they may be strong and stiff but sag under load. Not sure this is true as I could not find it a second time.
It can bend when loaded, if it does it's advisable to use a thicker board. I have not noticed it bending over time, but that's assuming using the "plywood type". There is a waterproof version for outdoors use which is similar to MDF, bamboo pulp mixed with resin, that can definitely sag.
 
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Some members say "The Daizas are addictive."
Yeah, it is. Very addictive.
Few days ago, borrowed a small piece for my Plixir LPS which is used by Lumin U1mini.
Another nice surprises. The sound becomes more lively, more details and the bass becomes more attractive.
Think of a standard size to put Lumin and Plixir together on it:cool:
They would actually perform better sitting on separate boards!
 
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Emile,

You mean you can make a custom rack that is completely composed of Daizas? That would be interesting.
I have been wanting to do that for over a year but never got around to it. But it would also be quite an undertaking from a logistical point of view which we do not dare to take on right now ;)
 

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I have been wanting to do that for over a year but never got around to it. But it would also be quite an undertaking from a logistical point of view which we do not dare to take on right now ;)
All you need is a patient client :p
 
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Emile,

You mean you can make a custom rack that is completely composed of Daizas? That would be interesting.
You don't need a rack. You need that Engstrom amps Howie. ;)
 
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I have been wanting to do that for over a year but never got around to it. But it would also be quite an undertaking from a logistical point of view which we do not dare to take on right now ;)
While you do not design such rack, what would be your advice to DIY adventurous people? What materials should be used in a structure to support the Daiza platforms?
 

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While you do not design such rack, what would be your advice to DIY adventurous people? What materials should be used in a structure to support the Daiza platforms?
i'm sure Emile might answer later.

but my approach to this question is to use a modestly priced solid rack like the Adona; which then takes the rack design out of the shelf treatment equation. i have double Dazia's, or Tana active systems under my whole signal path, except 2 of my turntables. if the Dazia's happen to evolve in some way i can adjust them without a major change. i could fill the legs of my Adona with sand or shot if i wanted to experiment.

inevitably; passive gear treatments will evolve. using a solid rack as a starting point seems a logical longer term solution compared to an integrated rack approach.
 

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While you do not design such rack, what would be your advice to DIY adventurous people? What materials should be used in a structure to support the Daiza platforms?
I would go for structural integrity with a focus on avoiding low frequency flexing/ringing in every dimension, X, Y, Z, yaw, pitch and roll. Absolutely nothing compliant. The Daiza platforms will take care of the mayority of higher frequency ringing,
 

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I would go for structural integrity with a focus on avoiding low frequency flexing/ringing in every dimension, X, Y, Z, yaw, pitch and roll. Absolutely nothing compliant. The Daiza platforms will take care of the majority of higher frequency ringing,
Emile, I can see a marriage here between your Daiza platforms and ddk's "The Nothing rack :) (the irresistible subject meets the immoveable object)
 
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Emile, I can see a marriage here between your Daiza platforms and ddk's "The Nothing rack :) (the irresistible subject meets the immoveable object)
Well, I can see an almost immediate divorce in such marriage ... :)
 

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If you have something solid to use in stead of the Bespoke felt disc footers it should be a nice surprise.
I am using CenterStage2 0.8 footers for my Bespoke Ultimate Silver.
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Though imperfect, still a good solution for present setup.T
Tailor-sized Daiza is definitely the best. But still on my HiFi journey, not sure what to be kept. So a standard-sized Daiza is suitable for present setting.

Just put Lumin U1 Mini and 2 Plixir LPS on Daiza. It is just like our high-density living environment here in Hong Kong.

Anyway, it is absolutely a good and enjoyable experience to have Daizas.

PS my friends got 2 tailor-sized Daizas last week and after putting them under the network player and Pre amp for few days, he plans to get some more
 

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Choose any rack that suits your ears and ask for 50% Covid special discount. Some manufacturers are already offering promo buying within May.
 
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AFZero...buy one, get one free?
 

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Has it been found that "hard" footers like Center Stage, Stillpoints, etc perform better between component and Daiza than "soft" absorptive footers like the EVP pads from AV Room Service?:
http://avroomservice.com/evp-2/
 

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Has it been found that "hard" footers like Center Stage, Stillpoints, etc perform better between component and Daiza than "soft" absorptive footers like the EVP pads from AV Room Service?:
http://avroomservice.com/evp-2/
Yes in general. But I have not received feedback on the EVP pads and Norman is obviously very knowledgeable and experienced.
 

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