Gingko Vibration Isolation
Both Art Dudley and Michael Fremer have praised Gingko Audio's isolation platforms in Stereophile's pages, and at RMAF, the company was showing the benefit of its Cloud 10 platform on an Atmasphere tube power amplifier. Projected on the wall above Gingko's Vinh Vu (and onto his forehead!), real-time analysis showed the outputs of B&K accelerometers fastened to the stand the amp was sitting on and to the amplifier chassis, which was supoorted by a Cloud 10. There was indeed a dramatic reduction in the excitation of the amplifier compared with the standespecially at low frequencies.
The system featured Gingko's two-way, isobaric-loaded Claravu Model 8 speakers ($3990/pair, plus $500/pair for matching stands), Silver Circle Audio's Pure Power AC transfomers, and the new Benchmark DAC 1HDR, a remote-control version of the DAC 1 Pre preamp/DAC/headphone amplifier that Sam Tellig and I reviewed in October 2008.