Italian equipment support manufacturer Bassocontinuo has launched Ultra Feet isolation feet, offering measurement-backed vibration protection for audio replay devices. Ultra Feet are available for the first time in the UK via Fine Sounds. Ultra Feet have been designed to reduce the effects of vibration in audio equipment. Available in sets of three or four they use advanced energy-absorbing materials which disperse vibration as heat. The reduction in vibration, proven by measured data, “brings notable benefits in soundstaging, detail and dynamics”.
Engineered to enhance almost any piece of audio equipment, Ultra Feet are available in four different ‘levels’ or load-rated options (Levels 2-5). Each UItra Foot is also height-adjustable and decoupled to avoid any kind of mechanical coupling. Ultra Feet’s upper-level models use Technogel, a ‘soft-solid’ polyurethane material “which combines the 3D deformation properties of a fluid and the memory-shape properties of a solid body, offering consistent performance over its lifespan”.
Bassocontinuo has partnered with Vicoter, the Italian vibration-control consultant, in collaboration with the University Politecnico in Milan, to conduct accelerometer-based laboratory testing, the results of which can be seen on the company’s website.
Four ‘levels’ (load-rated options) are available: level 2 0.1-10 kg; level 3 10.1-20 kg; level 4 20.1-40 kg and level 5 40.1-80 kg. The options enable everything from lightweight turntables to heavy power amplifiers to benefit from Bassocontinuo’s vibration-reduction technology. If used with Bassocontinuo’s equipment supports (racks), the load ratings align with the ranges in the portfolio. Bassocontinuo’s Ultra Feet are available in sets of three or four priced from just £127 (set of three) and £159 (set of four), for a level 2 load-rating.