Super Naturals are very special feet for components and speakers. They are made out of American walnut, ceramic elements and felt pads.
80 step construction process
The ceramic element has a very fast energy transfer. Normally, the felt pads material is mechanically dampening, but Steinmusic vacuum impregnates them with a proprietary lacquer that stabilizes them and solidifies the sonic characeristics of the felt. The American walnut gives the whole composition a very natural, organic sound.
The Steinmusic Super Naturals are manufactured in a process that takes 80 steps. Sonically they have a similar signature as the Naturals, but are more open and transparent.
The reason behind Super Naturals
It is now widely known that resonances are present in all Audio Equipment. If resonances are dampened, not only are mechanical vibrations reduced, but also acoustic energy that is needed can be affected as well. If we simply isolate audio components, resonances stay inside and destroy the sound by smearing the delicate musical passages, so it is a good idea to give resonances a way out of those components to let them go to earth. A mechanical grounding path so to speak. This presents another problem; reflections between components and stands. Here the Steinmusic Super Naturals help to get rid of unwanted resonances inside audio components, and avoid reflections from the component stand.
Naturals are able to "earth" the components they support in a stable but subtle way. On the contrary cones reduce energy transfer by a small surface, and rubber feet store energy and dispense it later again, often times back into the component.
Soundstage becomes wide and open, voices and instruments are placed precise. Expression of music is fine and subtle, intense but sonorous and colorful.
How to use Super Naturals
Steinmusic Super Naturals are universally applicable under all audio components. Starting at a CD player or a turntable, followed by the amplifier up to the speakers. Always use Naturals instead of the original feet, so that they may directly couple the housing to the ground.
If the original feet are higher than the naturals, please remove them if possible. If you have a component like a large amplifier with a heavy transformer at one side, place one natural directly under this transformer.
Use two others at the other side, to bring the amp in balance. Naturals may be used in both directions. Our preferred position of naturals is with the wooden surface to the bottom.
Care and maintenance
Naturals are very stable when you put a heavy weight onto them, but somewhat sensitive against shearing forces. Always place the components on them directly from the top. A set of three is good for components up to 150Kg. This makes them suitable also to be place under a complete rack, which is sonically very recommendable.