I am considering swapping out the standard feet on my Vivaldi boxes for some isolation feet I already own. These are intended to replace the OEM feet, and are threaded to the US ¼-20 standard. Is the spec for the threading of the cases metric like M4/6/8? Thanks much!
As dCS products are designed and made in the UK all dimensions would be metric. However I do not know which, if any, standard M size the foots’ screw mount may be. I think that information may need to be provided by dCS but it will almost certainly not be the US thread pitch that you have.
Right Pete. But the adapters are easy to come by and specifically made for this purpose. I just need to know which ones to get. I just found this chart at US Stillpoints page. It says M4, but I would like to get confirmation from dCS first. [And in case it makes a difference, my Vivaldi stack was delivered in 2020.]
Unfortunately the Stillpoints chart only lists dCS’ second generation products ( Paganini, Puccini, Debussy). Vivaldi boxes are larger and heavier and, if I remember correctly, the feet are different to those used on the earlier series. That doesn’t of course mean that the thread sizes are automatically going to be different but that the Stillpoints list cannot be relied on for the current ranges.
Anyway I hope you get this sorted out as I am looking forward to hearing of the result that you find.
Not sure how helpful this is, but here’s the diameter of the threads on mine. Also 2020 delivery
Thanks Jeff. That sure looks close to M4.
It’s confirmed. My Stillpoints M4:¼-20 adapters arrived over the weekend. Fit is perfect. Vivaldi foot threading is M4.
Greg, looking forward to your judgment as to whether the Stillpoint footers make a change. Or, better, an improvement. Or better still, a significant improvement.
Pete, no doubt it will be night & day! But seriously, I need to spend some time listening at higher volumes. I’ve had good experience with Stillpoints in the past, particularly with replacing the OEM feet on the Legacy Aeris with Ultra 5 feet. The cabinet that holds the components is made of cherry, and is sturdy. But with swiveling doors with glass inserts, I suspect there are opportunistic vibrations that reach the components. However, it’s also my impression that the dCS boxes are not merely heavy and largely inert, but they are also well-dampened. Still, I might hope to hear continued improvement in that sense of realism and three-dimensionality that comes from removing any elements of haze or veil in the system. We’ll see.
Greg, I am waiting for you to report that your wife yells from another room " Hey Honey, what have you done to the stereo ?"
Just stick mine on Townshend Audio Siesmic pods, very handy space for the DCS remote…
I looked at the Townshend Seismic Pods. I already have the integral ones on my Reference Pre, and I like them a lot. But I wanted something to replace the OEM feet and thread in; I don’t care for the floating feet look. And I already have a place for the remote that I never use.
PS currently using it to find the filter setting I prefer…4 over 5 based on extended listening to Sigur Ros…