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Townshend Audio
For nearly five decades the team of highly qualified engineers at Townshend Audio have been working towards building the hi-fi system of your, and lets be frank their, dreams. Their quest is to find the best solution for every problem in the audio replay chain and build the ideal high fidelity music reproduction system is guided by common sense and sound engineering practice. 
To create this system they had to re-visit almost every component, from source to speaker. Along the way they encountered many unproductive dead-ends and established that there was no single technology or silver bullet that could transform an ordinary hi-fi into an excellent one. 

Townshend Seismic Isolation Pods (Single Pod)
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Seismic Isolation Pods

 

    • Eliminates structure-borne feedback between speaker and vibration sensitive equipment.

    • Enhances clarity throughout the whole frequency range.

    • Improves bass definition.

    • Produces a wider and deeper sound stage.

    • Neighbour friendly high level listening.

Positioned under any piece of equipment, four Seismic Isolation Pods will dramatically improve the sound by breaking the acoustic connection between the audio system and structural vibrations in the room.

The Seismic Isolation Pod is a Seismic Load Cell™ with a circular foot attached to the lower end cap for stability. The length may be adjusted by turning the top end cap, which allows easy leveling of audio equipment placed on a set of four Pods. There is a soft felt protective piece on the top and bottom faces of the end caps to allow for easy positioning and to prevent scratching.

The singular Seismic Isolation Pod is available with seven different weight capacities, ranging progressively from 1kg up to 64kg. Depending on the weight of the device they can be used in sets of four, eight or more to isolate any piece of equipment, of any weight from any vibration. 

For asymmetric components such as a valve (tube) amplifier with the transformers at the rear, different load capability Seismic Load Cells™ can be used to balance the load.

There are a number of reasons why isolation is important, please click here for more information

  • The singular Seismic Load Cell is available with seven different weight capacities, ranging progressively from 1kg up to 32kg. Virtually any weight of equipment can be isolated.
    The spring rates are as follows: 

    Spring Min weight Max weight Colour Code
    AAA 0.5kg (1lb) 1kg (2lb) Brown
    AA 1kg (2lb) 2kg (4lb) Red
    A 2kg (4lb) 4kg (9lb) Orange
    B 4kg (9lb) 8kg (17lB) Yellow
    C 8kg (17lb) 16kg (35lb) Green
    D 16kg (35lb) 32kg (70lb) Blue
    E 32kg (70lb) 64kg (140lb) Silver
    The maximum load when using four E springs is 256kg (560lb). For loads above this, eight or more load cells may be required. 

    For out of balance loads where the centre of gravity of the component is not near the geometrical centre of the component, each support foot is screw adjustable in length to allow for this. If the degree of out of balance is too large, then it is suggested to use unequal springs. 

    For example, a with valve amplifier with the transformers at the rear, then use two “B” springs at the front and two “C” springs at the rear. 

    The simplest implementation is to utilise the Seismic Pods in sets of four. It is possible to utilise three pods, but this arrangement is difficult to level satisfactorily and the effect of the weight of the cabling may also complicate matters. 

    It is advisable to dress the cables such that they do not act as a mechanical short circuit negating the effect of the Seismic Isolation. Common sense and a little experimentation is advised. Try to avoid very heavy and stiff cables. 

    If it is difficult to position the individual Pods, it is advised to employ the Seismic Sink Platform. The advantage here is that the equipment may be re-positioned without upsetting the level. Also, for very heavy equipment, it is very difficult to position the Pods whilst holding up the equipment single handed.
We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

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Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

DPD gives you an hourly window for delivery so you can make sure you are home, and you can of course track your parcel all the way from despatch to your front door, offering you peace of mind. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

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Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

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