Ultra Platform

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The Symposium Ultra Platform evolved from our first product, the Super Platform, and was created to push the performance limits for a solid equipment platform further than had previously been possible. Experiments and listening tests in many different types of systems indicated that those aspects of the Super which could directly benefit lay in the thickness of the foam center section (which serves as a "heat sink" that converts mechanical energy to heat) and in additional constrain-layering of the critical top aluminum layer.

The Ultra's design is not just for isolating, but for also simultaneously draining vibratory energy from the component. In order to do this efficiently, a good mechanical connection must be made between your component's (usually metal) chassis and the top layer of the Ultra which can act as a conduit between them. To this end, you can use any material which has a high transmission efficiency - such as metal cones, RollerblockĀ® systems, or other equipment "feet," as long as they are hard and afford good mechanical conductivity. Rubber feet and squishy devices are NOT suitable and will actually trap internal mechanical energy inside the component, increasing inherent resonances and the distortions (whether euphonic or unpleasant) they cause. While a number of established footer devices can be used, mechanical coupling is an essential part of the Ultra's function, and so we supply a simple device which we have found to be quite effective with all Symposium platforms: the Coupler.

Specifications

  • Total thickness

    3.5 inches (9 cm)

  • Options

    Stealth Edition; PRO Ampstand version

  • Foam

    1.5 inches, banded

  • Finish

    Brushed, clear anodized aluminum

  • Couplers

    3 Precision Couplers; 4 Precision Couplers with 19x24

  • Weight Limit

    Virtually unlimited

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Ultra Platform

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The Symposium Ultra Platform evolved from our first product, the Super Platform, and was created to push the performance limits for a solid equipment platform further than had previously been possible. Experiments and listening tests in many different types of systems indicated that those aspects of the Super which could directly benefit lay in the thickness of the foam center section (which serves as a "heat sink" that converts mechanical energy to heat) and in additional constrain-layering of the critical top aluminum layer.

The Ultra's design is not just for isolating, but for also simultaneously draining vibratory energy from the component. In order to do this efficiently, a good mechanical connection must be made between your component's (usually metal) chassis and the top layer of the Ultra which can act as a conduit between them. To this end, you can use any material which has a high transmission efficiency - such as metal cones, RollerblockĀ® systems, or other equipment "feet," as long as they are hard and afford good mechanical conductivity. Rubber feet and squishy devices are NOT suitable and will actually trap internal mechanical energy inside the component, increasing inherent resonances and the distortions (whether euphonic or unpleasant) they cause. While a number of established footer devices can be used, mechanical coupling is an essential part of the Ultra's function, and so we supply a simple device which we have found to be quite effective with all Symposium platforms: the Coupler.

Specifications

  • Total thickness

    3.5 inches (9 cm)

  • Options

    Stealth Edition; PRO Ampstand version

  • Foam

    1.5 inches, banded

  • Finish

    Brushed, clear anodized aluminum

  • Couplers

    3 Precision Couplers; 4 Precision Couplers with 19x24

  • Weight Limit

    Virtually unlimited

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