Float was launched with a range of pucks to use under components weighing less than 30 kg, and perfectly suited for use under all but the heaviest turntables, streamers, amplifiers and standmount loudspeakers. To cater for heavier components such as racks and floor standing loudspeakers, they have launched the Float 30 range, where each puck is capable of working under a load up to 30 kg, offering a maximum total loading of 120 kg over 4 pucks (90 kg over three).
The main difference between Float and Float 30 pucks is the use of three chrome steel spheres instead of POM (engineering plastic) spheres on the top and bottom faces. The POM spheres offer a “damping effect” to the aluminium Float construction, but may potentially distort over time if used under heavy components. The Float 30 chrome steel spheres do not quite offer the same damping effect, but under higher loads this does not seem to be as critical.
As the new Float 30 pucks are designed for use under racks, floorstanding loudspeakers, subwoofers, large power amplifiers etc., it has been essential to offer a solution in this range for use on carpeted floors (with minimum damage to the carpet), so we have developed the ‘Carpet Float’ option, a Float 30 with spikes, to push through the carpet and sit on the solid floor beneath.
Along with the M6 and M8 threaded connectors, there is now a spike ‘shoe’ retaining option, so components already fitted with integral spikes can be mounted directly onto the Float pucks. The entire Float range is offered in silver and black colour-ways.
There is also a Float spike protector set (spike shoe floor protector) available, for use on solid floors or platforms. Whilst these are not ‘isolating’ as per the puck design, they do offer improved fidelity over using spikes directly, and prevent spike damage.
Set of 4 Float 30 pucks, complete with a set of 4 coasters: £399. Set of 4 Carpet Float 30 pucks: £399, set of 4 Float spike shoes: £139.