Everything vibrates, period. For the audiophile, this is a serious challenge, since vibration affects the delicate audio signals in virtually every hi-fi component. Vibrations move through the floor, the furniture and the air to enter audio equipment via the feet and chassis. And of course, the equipment itself generates further vibrations.
These ‘unwanted’ resonances raise the noise floor in turntables. They interfere with the vibration-sensitive crystal oscillators in computers, DACs and streamers. In disc players, they cause the error-correcting circuitry to work overtime while in both valve and transistor amplifiers, they jangle the microphonic components. All of which serves to degrade the quality of the audio signal at various stages in its journey from source to ear, ultimately constraining the optimum performance of the overall system.
Blue Horizon’s new Sanctum isolation platform is specifically designed to isolate individual high-performance components such as turntables, DACs, preamplifiers, power amplifiers, CD players and streamers from all sources of unwanted vibration. The platform’s construction brings together a selection of carefully chosen materials from opposite ends of the elasticity spectrum, combining them in such a way as to dramatically reduce resonance evenly across the audio band.