Townshend Audio’s ground-breaking Podium speaker support debuts at Munich HIGH END 2015
Townshend Audio, the world’s only manufacturer of isolation systems that protect hi-fi and AV equipment from seismic microtremors, will be showing its new range of Seismic Isolation Podiums at HIGH END 2015 – Halle 2 M09/NO6.
The Seismic Podium is designed to break the acoustic connection between the floor and the speaker, preventing the passage of deleterious vibrations both to and from the speaker cabinets. For a detailed explanation of why this is an absolute necessity before any speaker can perform to its true potential, read ‘Earthquakes on hi-fi’, http://goo.gl/sv3GsX.
Floated on Seismic Isolation Podiums, speakers are freed from the ever-present seismic activity and room/floor interactions that seriously degrade sound quality. The result is simply magical, allowing listeners to hear into their favourite music in a way they were never able to previously. The sound suddenly becomes clearer and more enjoyable. The bass has less boom and is more tuneful, controlled and natural. As many have already witnessed, the improvements are a revelation and a true pleasure – not least because severing the acoustic link between the speaker and the floor allows playback at more realistic volume levels without annoying the neighbours!
Available in five standard sizes (or to special order to accommodate true behemoths), each Podium platform utilizes Townshend’s innovative ‘Captive’ Load Cell technology to provide a stable four-square footprint that extends well beyond the perimeter of the speaker cabinet. This also allows easy fine levelling adjustment of each Load Cell via a rotatable top cap while, on the bottom, is an adjustable foot to compensate for out-of true floors. The tough black steel plate has a carpeted area that accommodates any shape of medium to large speaker or sub-woofer, with or without spikes. The Seismic Podiums are suitable for wood, tile or carpeted floors. Total speaker height is increased by only 20mm (3/4”).
The Townshend Audio system of Seismic Isolation products consists of the following components:
- Seismic Isolation Pods – versatile isolation for any hi-fi component
- Seismic Isolation Platform – individual isolation for CD players, turntables, amplifiers, DACs and streamers
- Seismic Isolation Stand – for ultimate control of the whole audio system
- Seismic Isolation Bars – versatile isolation for floorstanding speakers and sub-woofers
- Seismic Isolation Corners – versatile isolation for existing hi-fi furniture
- Seismic Isolation Podium – individual isolation for floorstanding and standmount speakers and sub-woofers