VooDoo Cable Iso-Pod Component Isolation
Voodoo, a magical approach to a problem. In this case however, it's just a name. The product in question is based on decades of research and is more science, than voodoo.
Iso-Pods are available in a set of 3 or 4, and are said to “significantly improve the sonic definition and clarity of each component in your system”. Two discs made from aerospace alloy are separated by zirconium ball bearings.
Strategically placed in either a 3 or 4 point configuration, they provide excellent mechanical stability, meaning components won’t shift or slide. Industrial-grade felt pads protect the underside of the component from scratches.
Based on decades of research, Voodoo Cables found that vibration from the electromechanical function of any component, combined with the ambient vibration transmitted within the environment of your system interferes with the electronic circuitry. This degrades the output signal quality of that component. The aggregate effect of unwanted vibration from each component in your system only compounds the problem exponentially.
The Iso-Pod Component Isolation System converts vibration into low-level heat dissipation.
StereoNET was provided a sample of the 3 point Iso-Pod system as we were sceptical about the potential improvements that were claimed. As each point is load rated to 113kg, we started by placing them beneath a 53kg amplifier. There were no obvious changes or difference in sound.
In the following weeks, we tried them with different components, with very small but noticeable differences in the sound detail and image focus. The most obvious benefit was when used with one particular DAC, while another DAC showed marginal, if any, audible improvement.
Depending on the design of the component, the mechanical isolation of internal circuitry as well as damping of the component's chassis, improvements can genuinely be found through the use of the Iso-Pods. Available in black or silver, give them a go on your components, for $450 (set of 3) and $595 (set of 4), they’re worth a try.
Like us, there will be sceptics… don't knock it until you try it, I say.
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