New Connected-Fidelity Float Isolation Pucks

Connected-Fidelity writes: "It is well known that audio and AV components throughout the audio chain, from source components to loudspeakers, are adversely affected by external vibrations, as well as by internal vibrations produced by the components themselves. Transformers, transistors, servos and motors all present a range of vibration challenges." 

Isolation products that feature materials such as rubbers, silicones and springs will dampen certain of these resonances, however this often comes at a cost: the compliant ‘memory’ of such materials means that they can add their own resonance character. At the same time, these materials tend to act as a ‘stopper’, and so vibrational energy is reflected back, rather than providing an energy conduit or ‘sink’ to dissipate that energy. 

The principle underpinning Connected-Fidelity’s Float range is different. These isolators do not use compliant or damping materials, but rather an arrangement of ‘floating’ spheres held within two circular, cup-shaped channels. Within their rigid, anodised aluminium two-part body hides a bespoke ball race manufactured from chromium steel, in which a non-resonant material ‘cage’ holds the balls apart. Three POM spheres set into the top and bottom faces of each puck act as ‘feet’ to ensure stability. The Float puck’s design ensures that vibrational energy is ‘spent’ in the micro-movements of these spheres without losing a direct connection path between the component and the surface on which it is placed.  

Optional ‘coasters’ (one of which is supplied as standard with each unit) can be incorporated above or below each Float puck. For use with loudspeakers up to 30kg, a set of speaker connectors is offered with threaded fixing options (M6 and M8). For loudspeakers over 30kg, a dedicated Float set, including all components and connectors, features chrome steel balls in place of the POM spheres to ensure no deformation over time under a heavy load.

Available in black or silver, Float isolation pucks are slim in design and crafted to sit discretely under your equipment. They are supplied in sets of three and four, with additional coaster sets also available.  

Expect to enjoy enhanced musical clarity across all frequencies, more musical and less ‘muddy’ bass notes, and a wider and deeper sound stage.