We have teamed up with turntable and anti-vibration experts Kuzma for two chances to win a set of four of the company’s excellent dampers, each set worth £600!
Alan Sircom reviewed Kuzma’s Damper Feet alongside the Platis 54 equipment platform in Hi-Fi+ issue #192 (pages 85–86) where he wrote, “the Damper isolation feet can be used under any audio component without the need for platforms in order to filter structural vibrations as well as also acting as noise filter suppressors for vibrations generated by the component itself.” He went on to explain that “the top and bottom cups are machined from a solid aluminium plate. These cups are separated with multi layered silicone and aluminium dampers and are said to filter vibrations up to as high as 3kHz.”
He went on to say, “This brings a sense of order to the sound of a system. It doesn’t try to boost the mids, but instead tames the highs and lows to bring them into equilibrium. This makes for a sound that is more even-handed and capable of playing more and different kinds of music. Like many of the best things in life, it takes a little time to parse that more elegant presentation, especially if you are used to more ‘excited’ sounds. Pretty soon you’ll be finding that sound has become more refined and easy to listen to, and appreciate how dynamic range is often more about ‘shade’ and ‘texture’ rather than ‘sturm und drang’.”
He concluded the review by saying, “Because Kuzma has a track-record for making turntables, it’s perhaps understandable that people associate this form of damping and vibration control with vinyl, or at most ‘vinyl and valves’. However… you quickly realise the same rules apply to everything in audio. If you have a good system and want to make it more elegant sounding, the Kuzma [PLATIS and] Dampers are a great place to start… regardless of whether or not you play LP.”
What materials are used inside Kuzma’s Damper?
A. Multi-layered silicone and aluminium
B. Multi-level rubber and brass
C. Polyvalent carbonadium and tritanium
To answer, please send your answer (including your name and address) via email to [email protected]. Alternatively, send your answer on a postcard (including your name, address, and contact details) to Kuzma Competition, Absolute Multimedia (UK) Ltd, Unit 3, Sandleheath Industrial Estate, Sandleheath, SP6 1PA UK.
The competition will run from March 4th 2021 until May 6th 2021. The competition is open to everyone, but multiple, automated or bulk entries will be disqualified. The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries, will be contacted via email (where possible) and their name will be published in the magazine. The Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Absolute Multimedia (UK) Ltd. is compliant with the Data Protection Act and UK laws apply. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent.