Since the introduction of spikes on the bottom of equipment tables, speakers and speaker stands there has been the problem of ensuring that everything is solid and level without damaging the floor. Over the years we have seen solutions ranging from coins through to purpose made hifi floor protectors.
The Silent Mount Floor Protectors, are definitely something very special. We were so excited when we first heard them that we have decided to import them exclusively from Japan. They are certainly not cheap, with a range of different products available from smaller Aluminium spike mounts right up to the range topping, beautiful Titanium stand spike mounts.
Technically, they appear simple, however the combination of materials, shape and complex construction, underlines the many hours of research that have gone into the finished article. The difference that they will make to your system is astonishing. To decide if they will have the positive impact on your system we believe, you will need to hear them for yourself.
Silent Mount SM5 stainless steel rack mounts
4 x 50mm spike mounts for racks. Hand crafted in Japan.
“Not only did these improve every element of the sound, they also made it much easier to properly level my speakers and that improved things still further.”
There are lots of reasons for using Silent Mount isolation devices. First of all there is the undeniable and obvious improvement in sound quality. We’ve used these beneath floor standing speakers, beneath speaker stands and beneath racks as well. In every case, the audible improvements are obvious and consistent. Better definition, better detail and a greater sense of drive and rhythm. We also think that image and depth improve as well.
SM5 stainless steel Silent Mounts have been designed to improve the contact between the spikes fitted to equipment racks and your floor. No matter how hard you think your floor is the pressure that the tip of each spike places on it is extremely high. The SM5 silent mount will make it far easier to stabilise your equipment rack and will improve the high speed energy transfer.
All Silent Mounts are supplied with a set of self adhesive thin felt pads. If the rack is sited on anything other than a carpeted floor, the felt pads should be fitted to the base of each Silent Mount. The felt pad has been specifically chosen to minimise any vibration between the Silent Mount and the floor and will ensure that you get the best performance. If the silent Mount is being used on a carpeted floor the Felt pads should not be fitted.
Each SM5 stainless steel Silent Mount will support up to 50 Kilos in weight.