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Celebrating 21 Years of Vibration Control Technology

Isolation Platforms

Base Platform

Example: Base01 Platform (top) Example: Base01 Platform (underside)

The Platforms are made from a single substrate (one layer of MDF) with the Beam Assemblies (patented suspension system) bonded into channels on the underside.

The ‘BASE Platform’ provides a novel suspension system, as confirmed by the Patents for the design, offering an alternative universally successful support. The mechanics can be compared with the more familiar suspension system comprising a spring and damper. Compliant beams (the springs) are each supported by two feet and allowed to cantilever at each end. The beam is continuously bonded to a selected elastomeric strip (the damper) which, in turn, is fully bonded to the support platform allowing movement in the beam and deflection under the loading of supported equipment. This assembly effectively damps low order vibration over a wide frequency range.

When a BASE Platform is inserted between audio equipment and a support table the structure borne vibration energy is controlled. This is particularly evident from reproduced bass extension, ‘speed’ and clarity.

Additionally, vibrations internally generated within electronics are transferred to the support platform and there damped by the carefully designed assembly.

Base Platform Specification Base Platform Technical Development


 

StrataBase Platform

Example: StrataBase Platform top Example: StrataBase Platform underside

The Beam Assemblies respond to vibrational energy which is airborne, structure borne and internal to the equipment. This energy is dissipated by the beam assemblies in the form of heat and in so doing cleans up the audio path (see attached leaflet). The effect of this is to improve dynamics, base extension and soundstaging from the added width & height to the music.

The StrataBase Platforms are made up from two thin substrates that do not touch but are bonded together using an elastermeric membrane. The bottom substrate is given its rigidity using a bonded subframe with the Beam Assemblies bonded into two of the limbs. The effect of this laminated construction is to filter out energies reaching the Beam Assemblies which results in the energy dissipation being even more efficient.

The result is that in addition to what the Base Platform achieves there is a more controlled and faster bass, improved separation and most importantly of all, is the added depth which gives a complete 3D effect (see the WHF StrataBase I review).

StrataBase Platform Specification Base Platform Technical Development