Vibration control

Unwanted vibrations can significantly affect the sound quality and seriously degrade the performance of any audio and home cinema system.

Vibrations fall into three categories: structural, airborne, and self-generated. Structure-borne vibrations enter the component via its feet through the platform upon which it rests. Airborne vibrations are the results of air currents generated by speakers, which vibrate the chassis of the component. Self-generated internal vibrations are caused by the equipment itself.

These vibrations are transferred to the rest of the chassis. E.g. in the case of tube amplifiers, to the tubes, disrupting the path of the electron beam between the cathode and the anode or in CD players – to the laser beam, affecting the error correction system.

While there is no perfect solution to completely isolate audio components, the goal is to try to isolate them from the floor and speakers in the most efficient way. The best solution is to provide isolation platforms where the vibrations are dissipated rather than reflected back into the component

Audio Engineers experts are committed to particulate attenuation, one of the most effective and sophisticated damping technologies currently available. During the developments, the most effective solutions were selected from hundreds of different materials and a combination of materials. Engineers have combined unique metal alloys, specialty polymers, ceramics and crystals of different hardness to provide exceptional efficiency for Audio Engineers’isolation legs, pads and dampers.

Using Audio Engineers isolation pads, feet, dampers and absorbers can easily eliminate unwanted resonances and EMI fields that can adversely affect the sound and picture quality of audio and video devices. Audio Engineers Booster Kinetic, Booster Fluidum isolation pads, Cera Kinetic, Zero Kinetic isolation feet and Damper Kinetic vibration control and EMI field-absorbers are easy to use to effectively isolate integrated and tube amplifiers, AV-receivers, AV-processors, projectors, source devices, computing devices, center-, bookshelf- and floor standing speakers, subwoofers, Hi-Fi racks and media furniture.

General vibration characteristics of various materials

Each substance has a different molecular structure that affects the level of vibration passing through the substance. The better the attenuation of a material or combination of materials, the less vibration it can transmit.