Under your equipment

Lazarus Short

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#2
This audiophile takes special care for the turntable, placing it on a rigid support, on a concrete floor, with added mass in the form of a slab of plexiglass.

I also have my Blu-ray player on sorbothane pucks and with weight on top - not sure if that has much effect.
 
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#5
This is odd but I get the blackest background with the whitest precipitation covering the house and neighborhood to the point of no one is out and about.


What is under the gear doesn't make anywhere near as much difference.
 

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Some audiophiles use Dawn's Depot maple butcher block. 21"x21"x3" for $160.00 You can read the reviews on Audio Asylum and other forums.
Some audiophiles use a cheaper solution IKEA Aptitlig butcher block . 17.75"x14.25"x1.25" for $19.99

http://www.theaudiobeat.com/blog/ikea_aptitlig.htm
I don't see how that works when one has three drawers under it (Thomasville entertainement tower at over 6 feet tall) and it's a wood floor and hollow below in the foundation with only joists and insulation before the dirt. 1/2 inch polyurethane? padding can't help, you just have to set it up as good as you can, keep the volume down and stay away.
 
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