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Classic Footer Damping Insert Kit (Set of 4)

by Symposium Acoustics

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Symposium's Classic Damping Insert Kit upgrades standard VPI Classic turntables to give you better sound without necessitating the removal or replacement of the original Classic turntable foot (shown at left). Now your turntable's original appearance and leveling capability is preserved, but you'll hear improved definition, better bass quality and superior dynamic contrasts - all with reduced "haze" and "fog." How is this possible? The original Classic (and Prime) footers as supplied by the Manufacturer contain an inexpensive "motor mount" insert that consists of two 1/4-20 steel bolts separated by a cylinder of pure rubber. This rubber cylinder is supplied as a stop-gap solution for isolation problems, but arguably creates more problems than it solves, due to the introduction of rubber into the turntable's direct ground pathway. Rubber is well known as a problematic agent when used in a direct mechanical ground path; Symposium's Classic Footer Damping Inserts replace these motor mounts with a multi-layered damping system that improves time delay characteristics, resonances, and more.


The Classic Footer's original rubber "isolator" insert is removed and replaced with a Symposium Damping Insert (see photo at right). The Damping Insert is actually a small, cylindrical Symposium Platform, precision made and mounted around a custom stainless steel threaded post. This seemingly insignificant little device vastly improves the energy damping capacity of the Classic turntable's footer and restores an effective mechanical ground connection, transforming a good turntable into a great one.

Easy to replace (takes just minutes, and no tools necessary!), the benefits of our Damping Inserts are numerous and include better bass, restored midrange "bloom," superior dynamics and imaging - just less haze and fog overall, enabling you to hear more of what your VPI table is capable of.

The Damping Inserts are an affordable, must-have "tweak" if you own a Classic or Prime turntable, and especially if you presently use or are considering a Symposium platform for use with one, because they optimize the mechanical interface between the turntable and the platform. That means that the sonic advantages of using one of our Platforms under your turntable will be enhanced and more apparent.

 

Works with VPI Prime turntables too!

 

The Prime turntable footers will benefit as much or more than the Classic Footers from the use of the Damping Inserts, since the Prime's newer foot is designed with a greater employment of mechanical grounding techniques. However, the Prime footer employs the same rubber motor mounts as do the Classic Footers, and they cause the same kind of sonic mischief in the Prime system as in the Classic tables. The presence of the rubber footer works against the very principles intended by this footer design, and Classic Dampers will "unlock" the potential of this footer, with greater dynamic contrasts, transient preservation, bass definition. etc.

 

Want even more analog performance?

 

Although the addition of Insert Dampers will make audible improvements by themselves, the affordable combination of a Symposium Segue ISO platform and Coupling Inserts will elevate your analog playback to new heights, by providing a superior mechanical interface with simultaneous low frequency isolation.

The above information is from the manufacturer.
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