The use of spikes with Hi-fi components improves sound quality. It is also a certain fact that the use of spikes damages the surface on which they stand.
One has seen numerous attempts to make feet that prevent the disadvantage of damaged floors, but they all render reduced sound quality. The use of spikes gives the best sound !
Soundcare® has dealt with this problem in a serious way and has developed a new SuperSpike that in addition to taking care of all sound advantages, also protects all surfaces.
Several high-end producers deliver their products with Soundcare® SuperSpike from factory.
Quoted from the May 2000 number of HiFi Choice:
There was definitely an improvement in clarity and detail using the Soundcare spikes - and no problems with scratched flooring. .. Definitely recommended, then. The prudent should start with a single set (say, for amplifier or CD player), to see how things go. But be warned; you'll almost certainly be back for more!
Listening tests in Norway, Denmark, Japan, Germany, England, France and USA give excellent honors to Soundcare® SuperSpike.
You can also find excellent reviews in many Hi-Fi magazines all over the world, HiFiChoice, HiFi+, Haute Fidelite, High Fidelity, Audeo and many more. You find some of them here:
Your hi-fi products deserve the best working conditions and Soundcare® SuperSpikes are the best feet that can be found.
What are Soundcare SuperSpikes
The Soundcare® SuperSpike is an all new design, an all in one spike foot. This unique construction eliminates the most common problem experienced when using a conventional spike: damaged surfaces. The construction is based on a high quality spike fitted with a custom designed base plate, all integrated in a plastic housing. This allows the user to move the equippment without making scratches and scars to the surface.
Why use Soundcare® SuperSpikes?
When the weight of your Hi-Fi equipment is concentrated onto a small area, the weight per square unit area increases enormously, providing better contact with the surface on which the unit stands. This results in an overall improved sound stage and increased control in the lower frequency register.
Soundcare® SuperSpikes reduce disturbing vibrations and prevent low frequency noise from transmitting to other rooms.
A Soundcare® SuperSpike loaded with a weight of 12.5 kg produces a pressure of more than 6,200 kg pr. sq. cm !
The Soundcare® SuperSpike is not just another spike!
To achieve the best overall soundstage,lowest distortion level and best low frequency control possible, a unique combination of materials has been selected during several listening tests and measurements. Soundcare® SuperSpikes have been tested by an independent test panel of music lovers, audiophiles, musicians and engineers with stunning results. The improvement of the overall soundstage is outstanding. Soundcare® SuperSpikes have also proven to be extremely effective on CD players, pre-, power- and integrated amplifiers and of course turntables. Soundare® SuperSpike is a low-cost upgrade that will make a major difference to the sound quality of any system.
How is it designed
All Soundcare® spikes are spikes with a rounded tip (0,5 mm in diameter) standing in a crater with a flat bottom. In this way we get a very small contact area combined with enormous strength. Load tolerances is only of theoretical interests. For standard spikes you can put 400 kg per spike.
The Soundcare SuperSpike is an assembly of:
- An outer, sturdy, clean looking housing of ABS plastic (standard version) or polycarbonate (High-End version) (1).
- Spike made of first class case hardened steel (2).
- Zinc casing (3) that reduces resonances in the spike and is specially designed to hold the plastic housing when the equipment is lifted.
- Zinc disc (4) with a mild steel insert (5).
- Self adhesive felt disc made from 1,25mm quality felt with permanent fairly high coatweight tape.
- Double coated tape, 3M 9573 high performance permanent tape (only the self adhesive version).
- Lock nut. (only the threaded versions).
- High quality self adhesive SuperSpike.
- An ABS foot (6) that can easily replace most of todays feet on Hi-Fi electronics. (Diameter 55 mm).