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Warranty length 3 Years
Brand Townshend Audio

Product Description

Townshend Audio Seismic Sink Platform isolation platform is designed to provide the ideal platform for your turntable and is recognised as one of the best platforms around - available in a choice of 3 sizes. Made of steel with precision coil springs and aperture-damped concertina air bellows, the platform is designed to be the perfect interface between component and outside world.

Differing spring strengths allow for equipment weight ranging from 3kg (7lb) to 160kg (350) - please contact us to advise the weight of equipment when ordering and we will ship the correct platforms for your equipment.

Size Options

- Size 1 - 430x300mm (17x12”)
- Size 2 - 480x350mm (19x14”)
- Size 3 - 520x400mm (20.5x16”)

- Working height for all sizes is approximately 40mm (1.5”)
- Finish Option: Black or stainless steel (mirror finish)

'Pricey, but makes an immediately obvious difference to the performance of any turntable placed on top of it...even suspended decks benefit, but solid-body ones are improved by a very significant margin, acquiring precision, kick and detail one never suspected was of the best ways around to support any LP player' (Hi-Fi Choice magazine November 2011)

How Does It Work?

The Seismic Sink dispenses with the traditional air suspension now replaced with a highly sophisticated spring bellows air damped suspension system that is fully adjustable and totally maintenance free. Record players, CD and DVD players, D to A converters, preamplifiers, power amplifiers, solid state or tube are all affected by vibrations.

These vibrations cause the sound to become closed in, grainy, indistinct, edgy, hard, sibilant, blurred and un-involving. The sound stage is dramatically reduced and subtle reverberant detail is masked. In the case of video systems, the picture loses focus, colour purity degrades and grain increases.

The Seismic Sink platform prevents vibrations in the supporting surface from reaching the equipment, and any residual air borne vibration is absorbed in the constrained layer damped surface. Vibration is isolated from 3Hz up with attenuation at 18dB per octave. How well does it work? The increase in clarity is best described as fractal! Hidden layers of fine detail are revealed that were previously masked by the effects of noise. Whether it is CD, LP or Laser Disc, whether it is tubes or solid state, digital or analogue, low level or high level processing stages, the results are always the same.

Clarity, definition, silkiness, relaxing, large, open, free, fast, louder, natural. . . These are the words that spring immediately to mind. The effect is not subtle. So convincing is the effect that we, at Townshend Audio, have coined the phrase "the one note dem" to sum up the phenomenon, as it only takes an instant to hear the difference.

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