Product: Finite Elemente Pagode Master Reference Platform Isolation Stand; Natural Maple
Product SKU: 32825
Cosmetic Description: 7/10 Good cosmetic condition with some minor visible cosmetic wear including a nick on the front right corner of the platform and a few other indentations on the platform. This item does show a few blemishes but is attractive overall and has been well cared for.
What is Included: Platform, Factory packaging
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
Age: 5 years
# of Owners: 1
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: 21 1/4" x 23"
"The wooden platform has a rather complex design. Its frame is made of solid Canadian Maple. The supporting shelf laid into the inner frame brackets isn't very thick and of the same Maple. The support spikes making contact with the frame are more hardened high-carbon steel. The spikes pass through short tubes of a porous rubber-like material. These can be removed and treated as a cover protection during transport or be left in place to minimize micro displacement of the mounted spikes. I haven’t yet mentioned another component that makes this more than just another anti-vibration platform. Finite Element together with the Dortmund University developed proprietary resonators which are short steel cylinders with internally floating steel wings whose length determines their resonant frequency. There are six such resonator types set to 220, 486, 512, 550, 670 and 882Hz. They vibrate in resonance with the shelf and also convert vibration to heat by sympathetic action. This German anti-vibration system is outstanding. It does not alter the sound in the sense that colors with and without it remain the same."
"I'm sure you will be caught off guard with the dramatic changes wrought by the Finite Elemente Pagode Amp Stands—I was. They have the ability to eliminate sound degrading artifacts created by your audio furniture. That's right: along with the good stuff, your audio furniture is also the source of sonic degradations. Hard to believe, but you'll hear the difference. Treble edginess goes away and the presentation relaxes. The Stands were developed using laboratory measuring tools and have solid scientific principles behind them. The platforms incorporate a brilliant and novel use of resonators to eliminate excitation nodes from your component shelving. The tuning is non-invasive and of a musical sort."
Shipping: Cost to ship this item within the contiguous United States is a flat rate of $37- including packaging and insurance. For all other locations including Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Alaska, please request a quote prior to purchase. Items with factory packaging will be double boxed. When factory packaging not available re-usable shipping box with custom injected-foam mold will be used. (for all items over 10 lbs). Note that all items valued over $750 will require a signature upon delivery.