Steinmusic Super Naturals
Component and Speaker Footers
Priced as a set of three
Resonances are present in all Audio Equipment. If we dampen them we do not only dampen resonances but also vital acoustic energy. If we isolate audio components resonances are trapped inside the component and can cause smearing of the sound. We want to drain resonances away by giving them a way out of those components to let them go to earth to be dissipated. The second problem occurs with reflections between components and stands. Here the Steinmusic Super Naturals come in to play. They help to get rid of unwanted resonances in the components, and they avoid reflections from the stand. Stein Super Naturals are able to mechanically “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.
Super Naturals Basic
Super Naturals are very special feet for components and speakers. They are made out of American walnut, ceramic elements and felt pads. Ceramic has a very fast energy transfer. The felt pads normally are dampening, but we vacuum impregnated them with a very special lacquer that stabilizes them and turns the sound to tight but natural. American walnut gives the whole composition a very natural sound. Super Naturals are high precision components. Their assembly requires 80 steps until they are a finished product.
How to Implement Super Naturals
If you take a close look at a Super Natural, one will notice that one of the flat sides of the cylinder has a metal ring at the center, while the other side does not. There is a purpose for this design. The side with the metal ring should always point upwards. As with most all footers, they work under any component. We recommend starting at the source component, because that is where the impact will be the greatest.
Always use Naturals instead of stock feet, so that they may directly couple the housing to the ground. If the original feet are higher than the naturals, please remove them. A set of three always has optimal good contact and will transfer energy perfectly. We do recognize however in some applications you will not get around using a set of four. These are also available, and you may even get singles if necessary.
Care of Super Naturals
Super Naturals are very stable even when under a heavy load, but they are somewhat sensitive to shearing forces. Always place the components on them squarelya and directly from the top. A set of three is good for components up to 150Kg. This makes them suitable to be placed under a complete rack, which is sonically highly recommended.