Bright Star IsoNodes: Affordable, Extremely Effective Isolation
A Music Direct Best-Selling Budget Tweak
A Stereophile magazine Recommended Accessory for the last 5 years in a row, Bright Star IsoNodes are half-dome soft-polymer rubber feet that provide excellent vibration damping. They're so good at isolating your audio gear from external vibrations, especially turntables and CD transports, it is hard to believe they are so affordable.
We recommend using them under lightweight turntables, CD/DVD/Blu-ray players, DACs, bookshelf speakers, even amps, preamps and power conditioners. So versatile and so affordable, we keep a few sets around for whatever needs arise. IsoNodes are available in three different sizes for virtually any component weighing up to 60 lbs.
The Bright Star IsoNodes absorb and dissipate vibrations and resonance, absorbing mechanical energy and dissipating it as heat. These Bright Star products address any source of vibration: external vibration (from loudspeakers) and internal vibration (transformers, motor noise). They are equally effective for use with audio as well as video equipment. A Music Direct Best-Selling Budget Tweak!
“Whenever we walked across the floor, our footsteps sent vibrations across the wood floor, causing the stylus to jump from the groove. These small, squishy, somewhat tacky half-spheres of polymer are designed to be placed between a component and its shelf, where they absorb harmful vibrations. I said a prayer, laid a record on the platter, dropped the stylus into the spinning groove, exhaled gently, and jumped around like a fool. The record did not skip!”
-- Stephen Mejias, Stereophile, June 2011
“My favorite feet turned out to be the Bright Star IsoNodes.”
-- Wayne Donnelley, Enjoy the Music
“IsoNode feet noticeably cleaned up the sound, expanded and opened up the soundstage and improved low level detail!”
-- Brian Damkroger, Stereophile, Recommended Budget Accessory
“I strongly recommend the IsoNode feet.”
-- Mark Wheeler, TNT-Audio
Featuring a low profile and an adhesive backing, the Bright Star IsoNodes are easily attached to the chassis of virtually any component and will greatly improve focus, dimension and tonality.
IsoNodes are the least expensive vibration control devices we carry. The IsoNodes Small will hold up to 30 pounds/set and at these prices, you can afford to put them under every component!
Q. What will I experience when I add the IsoNode feet?
A. The first thing you will notice is superior resolution and picture quality from video and increased clarity, dynamics and more extended bass response from your audio. As you play your home theater, more subtle improvements can be perceived: greater dimension and depth plus more vivid color from video and enhanced soundstage, smoothness and detail from audio. In fact, every aspect of your home theater is significantly improved! Eliminating vibration and resonance has a profound effect on a home theater system.
Q. Which component benefits the most from IsoNode feet?
A. The source (DVD player, CD player, etc.) typically exhibits the greatest benefit, but all of the components in your system will improve by adding the IsoNode feet. The center channel speaker and any speakers in the same cabinet as the components are in critical need of IsoNode feet as they are the main source of harmful vibration.
Q. What if my component exceeds the weight limit of a set of IsoNode feet?
A. You can easily add additional IsoNode feet under a component to increase the weight capacity. Each large IsoNode foot holds 10.5 lbs and each small IsoNode foot holds 7.5 lbs.
Q. If my component weighs less than 30 lbs, are the large IsoNode feet better than the small feet?
A. Even if your component weighs less than 30 lbs, the large IsoNode feet do have a greater ability to absorb harmful vibration than do the small IsoNode feet. The small IsoNode feet are best if you have height restrictions in your cabinet or want to maintain a lower budget.