Taiko Audio Daiza platforms.

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Try a trick, if you prefer one less, increase its volume to see if you like it more
Yes, unless one the cartridges is of much higher quality, systematically we choose the higher sound level, not the preferred. Differences of +/- .3 dB are enough to bias a comparison.
 
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What a beautiful room and system indeed. I am now playing severe catch up on Daiza consumption lol.

Emile - for stacking do you simply plonk one Daiza with feet on top of the other or do you omit feet between the layers?
The feet have to stay in place.
 
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Emile, I've just had a fascinating trial of the eficacy of HRS Damping Plates on top of my gear. It occurs to me that Daizas on top of components would perhaps replicate or improve upon HRS effects.

I mean, if Daizas act as a sink for noise from gear down into them, surely they would work w noise also going up into them. Esp if the Daizas are heavy enough to properly mass load/direct couple to top plates of components.

Thoughts?
 
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This made this otherwise rather average amplifier sound pretty amazing:

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Emile, I am seriously impressed w the HRS Damping Plates (I think Artesania make something similar too). I'm wondering if yr Daizas on top of gear are an avenue for me to investigate, maybe even do an HRS v Daiza trial?

I would probably do this on my cdp, since a regular sized platform is all that would be needed.

If I went down this path, my pre amp and psu would need 1/3 width platforms since ventilation slats are on the top plate.

Can you provide all sizes of platform?
 
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Emile, yr 325 x 345 one would be ideal to trial on cdp. If it took the honours v HRS, I'd look to go fwds on the rest of my system.

I might potentially need four platforms 10cm wide. Could you provide that?

Have you ever looked at HRS plates, how they work, what they purport to do? Similar to Daizas more than dissimilar?
 
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Emile, yr 325 x 345 one would be ideal to trial on cdp. If it took the honours v HRS, I'd look to go fwds on the rest of my system.

I might potentially need four platforms 10cm wide. Could you provide that?

Have you ever looked at HRS plates, how they work, what they purport to do? Similar to Daizas more than dissimilar?
10 cm wide would not make that much sense, the bare minimum would be around 12 cm wide with a somewhat more considerable length, otherwise it would be lacking "mass". Do note you would still use the footers, even when placed on top, so it should not significantly impair airflow.

I have not looked at HRS plates, I have sold quite a few Daizas to HRS rack owners though. It just does work different then any other products I'm aware of. Hence you can combine / replace at will.
 
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Emile, sorry if this has been answered already. Do Daizas work to act to dissipate or sink noise/energy from gear? Or do they isolate the gear from energy directed twds it? Or both?
 
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Emile, sorry if this has been answered already. Do Daizas work to act to dissipate or sink noise/energy from gear? Or do they isolate the gear from energy directed twds it? Or both?
Dissipate.
 
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And so in principle Daizas on top of gear would also dissipate? Emile, I'm gonna drop you a PM w some of the sizes I might need, can you get back to me w prices (I'm assuming ex VAT?)

. I was likely going ahead w HRS Plates, but if the cdp trial works out better in yr favour, I may go in yr direction and could do w knowing budget.

Are all Daizas 4cm high in total to incl inbuilt footers? If not, can you provide one Daiza that doesn't exceed 4cm to incl footer?
 
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Yes it will dissipate beneath and on top. Do note isolation really does not exist. There is only attenuation or dissipation.

A Daiza is 60mm tall in total, 40mm for the platform + 20mm for the footers.
 

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