Zen Disc series

Zen Disc series

Triple rolling-ball vibration control isolation devices

Zen Disc vibration control isolation devices are extremely effective products that contain specially selected materials and triple rolling-ball technology.  Each Zen Disc version uses Audio Engineers’ unique design principles to provide extremely efficient attenuation.


The Zen Disc series vibration control isolation devices is capable of effective 360-degree axial and horizontal damping, and the special materials used ensure more effective and faster reaction time vibration absorption.  Zen Disc vibration control isolation devices effectively dampen the audio devices’ own resonances and vibrations from the environment.

Zen Disc vibration control isolation devices are primarily designed for audio and video devices with moving mechanical parts, CD, Blu-ray players, turntables, devices with HDD, center-, bookshelf-, floor-standing speakers, speaker stands and audio furniture.  Furthermore, for use in places where the vibration is more present due to the volume or other physical force effects. Zen Disc vibration control isolation devices provide exceptional acoustic performance and enhanced sound clarity.





Triple rolling-ball pendulum technology

The Zen Disc series uses specially designed triple-ball cups. The design of the cups has a variable curve, so the Zen Disc units easily respond to low-intensity vibrations and can exert a greater counter-effect to higher-energy vibrations. The triple rolling-ball design is always balanced,  so it’s does not “wobble”, so it can be easily installed under spiky feet or factory device feet without additional fixing. The triple rolling-ball design made it possible to use smaller balls, whose lower own weight provides a faster reaction time to compensate for vibration. The design of the ball cup has also been tuned to the materials used, so the members of the Zen Disc series differ not only in their material quality and load capacity, but also in their efficiency and sensitivity.





State-of-the-art materials and technologies

 Zen Disc vibration control isolation devices are made from a highly effective combination of materials and technologies used in space technology,  advanced aircraft and automotive manufacturing.  The outer housing of the Zen Disc units is made of non-magnetic, high-quality aluminum-silicon-magnesium alloy or high-strength stainless steel (HSLA) with ultra-high precision CNC machining.  The aluminum-silicon-magnesium alloy and HSLA alone have excellent anti-vibration properties and effectively eliminate unwanted electronic interactions with sensitive audio device components caused by commonly used magnetizable steels.

The balls used in the units of the Zen Disc series are made of gunmetal (special brass alloy), ceramic (silicon nitride) and tungsten (wolfram carbide) that best match the housing material and design.  The different materials of the balls provide different load capacities and extremely effective damping in their category.  Due to the low surface friction and medium density of the gunmetal, it is extremely effective even at low loads.  The high hardness and low density of the ceramic ensure a fast reaction time. Tungsten is also effective under heavy loads due to its extreme hardness, high density and highly effective vibration-dampening effect.





Extra slim, almost invisible design

In the design of the Zen Disc series, in addition to efficiency, one of the main aspects was the extra slim, almost invisible design.  This required precise planning and special materials.  Thanks to the extra slim design, the Zen Disc units are easy to install and almost invisible, yet extremely effective at dampening harmful resonances in any audio system.





High-grade and super-high grade balls 

The balls used in the Zen Disc series are grade 10 and grade 5, so they are almost perfect spheres. All gunmetal balls are grade 10, so they ensure an almost perfect fit. The used ceramic and tungsten balls are grade 5, thus even more perfect spheres, which are made with an ultra-precision process.  Ceramic and tungsten balls are extremely hard, reaching 9.5 and 9.75 hardness on the Mohs scale, which is very close to the Mohs 10 hardness of diamond.





Nano-ceramic surface treatment

Each Zen Disc unit is made with a special nano-ceramic surface treatment.  The nano-ceramic layer forms an extremely hard, yet flexible coating on the metal surfaces of the ball cups, which provides a smoother, harder surface and lower friction resistance.  The balls used in Zen Disc units also have this special nano-ceramic surface treatment.





Special bottom damping layer 

At the bottom of each Zen Disc unit, there is a special damping layer, which reduces not only horizontal displacement but also damps vertical resonances.  The three members of the Zen Disc series received a bottom damping layer with different materials, which was designed taking into account the material composition and load capacity.  Zen Disc Gunmetal has a special polymer fiber damping layer on the bottom, Zen Disc Ceramic has an increased thickness polymer-teflon (PTFE) fiber bottom damping layer, and Zen Disc Tungsten has a polymer-carbon fiber bottom damping layer.  

 




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Features

Zen Disc Gunmetal

  • Effective  360 degrees axial and horizontal damping
  • Effectively reduces vibrations
  • Gunmetal triple rolling-ball damping technology
  • Precise and natural  sound, more details
  • Low noise

Zen Disc Ceramic 

  • Effective 360 degrees axial and horizontal damping
  • Effectively reduces vibrations
  • High load capacity
  • Extremely hard ceramic balls, triple rolling-ball  technology
  • Realistic sound and expansive spatial details
  • Dynamics extension
  • Low noise

Zen Disc Tungsten

  • Effective 360 degrees axial and horizontal damping
  • Effectively reduces vibrations
  • High load capacity
  • Extremely hard and high-density tungsten triple rolling-ball technology
  • Realistic sound and expansive spatial details
  • Frequency-range extension
  • Powerful dynamics
  • Low noise




Specifications

Zen Disc  Gunmetal

  • Precision CNC machined aluminium-silicon-magnesium alloy housing and special gunmetal balls
  • Triple rolling-ball pendulum technology
  • Precision grade 10 gunmetal balls
  • Extra slim, almost invisible design
  • Uni-design for audio devices, speakers and speaker stands
  • Special nano-ceramic surface treatment
  • High precision, special hand assembly
  • Laser-engraved inscriptions and logo
  • Color: Shining silver
  • Dimensions: 1,75″ x 0 4” / 45 mm x 10.5. mm 
  • Weight: 0,1 lbs / 40 g / 1 pc
  • Load capacity: 10 lbs / 4.5 kg / 1 pc  (30 lbs / 13.5 kg / set of 3, 40 lbs / 18 kg / set of 4)
  • Available in a set of 3 or set of 4

Zen Disc Ceramic

  • Precision CNC machined HSLA stainless steel housing and special ceramic balls
  • Triple rolling-ball pendulum technology
  • Precision grade 5 ceramic balls
  • Extra slim, almost invisible design
  • Uni-design for audio devices, speakers and speaker stands
  • Special nano-ceramic surface treatment
  • High precision, special hand assembly
  • Laser-engraved inscriptions and logo
  • Color: Shining gray
  • Dimensions: 1,75″ x 0 4” / 45 mm x 10.5. mm 
  • Weight: 0,4 lbs / 105 g / 1 pc
  • Load capacity: 50 lbs / 22.5 kg / 1 pc  (150 lbs / 67.5 kg / set of 3, 200 lbs / 90 kg / set of 4)
  • Available in a set of 3 or set of 4

Zen Disc Tungsten

  • Precision CNC machined HSLA stainless steel housing and special tungsten balls
  • High-sensitivity triple rolling-ball pendulum technology
  • Precision grade 5 tungsten  balls
  • Extra slim, almost invisible design
  • Uni-design for audio devices, speakers and speaker stands
  • Special nano-ceramic surface treatment
  • High precision, special hand assembly
  • Laser-engraved inscriptions and logo
  • Color: Shining gray
  • Dimensions: 1,75″ x 0 4” / 45 mm x 10.5. mm 
  • Weight: 0,4 lbs / 105 g / 1 pc
    Load capacity: 75 lbs / 32 kg / 1 pc  (210 lbs / 96 kg / set of 3, 280 lbs / 128 kg / set of 4)
  • Available in a set of 3 or set of 4




Price (incl. VAT):

Zen Disc Gunmetal: set of 3 – 199€ / set of 4 – 239€

Zen Disc Ceramic: set of 3 – 279€ / set of 4 – 329€

Zen Disc Tungsten: set of 3 – 349€ / set of 4 – 419€