The Steinmusic E-pads +S are more than just damping or resonance control. These 8mm x 15mm self adhesive pads work at the quantum level to bring out the subtle musical textures and ambiance. They work well on Amplifier back plates, CD Trays, tonearms, near speaker binding posts, AC connectors, AC power inlets. Price is for 1 E-Pad.
What the numbers mean
A new version of E-pads is available, with numbers 11, 22 and 33. The higher the numbers, the more brilliant they are. Combining an E-Pad +S with one of the numbered ones will give some brilliance to the overall performance.
E-Pads 11 +2S, 22 and 33 +2S are already prepared E-Pads that are made of two pieces +S type with a 11, 22 or 33 on top. These are easy to use, however we always recommend to start with one +S, add another +S on top, and then check if adding a numbered E-Pad on top is an advantage or might be too much.
Stick the E-pad +S into the tray namely into the normally existing recess for placing Mini-CDs. If you own a top-loading player, please process similarly and bond the E-pad at an appropriate place with an orientation parallel to the CD. That may be at the bottom or at the top cover.
At amplifiers the back plate suggests itself for fixing one or more E-Pads: It is exactly the place where all inputs and outputs meet. The first trail should be one pad close to the mains input but placing close to input or output connectors will benefit, too.
Try an E-pad +S at the base of the tone arm.
One E-pad +S near the binding posts is effective with loudspeakers which have their crossovers located there. Additionally it has been proven to place one E-pad at the front exactly between the individual dirver frames in the case of multi-way speakers. If you use horn-speakers it is worth a trial to place one E-pad each at the mid- and high-frequency horn. Further E-pads at the enclosure help to minimize unwanted resonances. Trial and error is the way to find the correct place here.
One E-pad +S fixed at each ear cup at the upper side close to the yoke considerably improves the fidelity of reproduction.
Steinmusic E-pads +S work in a variety of AC related locations. To describe the function of operation of Steinmusic E-pads +S as some sort of of radio-interference suppression alone would not meet the reachable results.
Electric meter / electric distribution
One or two E-pad +S stuck from outside onto the electric panel work wonders. Further applications are directly at the electric meter, at the ground-fault circuit interrupter and at the fuses. Of course, a good place is directly at the power supply socket which is feeding the whole variety of audio equipment, or at the mains plug board where the power supply cable is fed in. At components like CD-players and amplifiers the area where the mains are supplied is a good position for the application of E-pad +S. Windows and Glass-doors Windows do create extremely undesirable reflections which do distract from the pleasure of listening to music. One E-pad +S placed unobtrusively at a corner of the window-glass will repair a lot. The same is valid for glassy picture frames, glassy tables and mirrors. Screens are to be treated the same way as other areas made of glass concerning their acoustic properties. The positive effects onto the acoustics are obvious. Furthermore one E-pad +S stuck into one corner often causes a more quiet, more stable and more colour-intensive picture. This is valid for computer monitors as well as for TV-sets of all kind. Please try. Very obvious improvements concerning sharpness and intensity of colour can be reached with just one E-pad +S at the plug of the video-recorder or the HDMI-cable at the monitor or projector. Steinmusic Harmonizer Even there a reproducible improvement will occur if you stick one E-pad +S to the bottom side of a Harmonizer.