Gingko Audio has been developing vibration control products since 2000, from the award-winning Cloud 11 platform, which has been on Stereophile’s Recommended Components list since 2004, to the patented ARCH (Acoustic Resolution Clarifier).
For 2022, we are introducing our newest solution, the Cloud22™, which uses wool as a vibration control material. The Cloud22 bases complement the classic Cloud 11 platforms and, together with the ARCHs, provide a comprehensive Vibration Control Solution (VCS) to mitigate much of the vibrations affecting an audio system’s performance.
The Cloud22 bases are available in sets of four, in two sizes: Small Cloud22 Bases for amplification components weighing up to 60 lbs.; Large Cloud22 Bases for amplification components weighing up to 120 lbs. They can also be purchased as part of a VCS Toolkit that includes ARCH products for speakers, digital source components, power conditioners, and other audio equipment:
|Starter VCS Toolkit||4 Small Cloud22 Bases|
8 Equipment/Speaker ARCHs, 1/2″ thick
|Premium VCS Toolkit||8 Small Cloud22 Bases|
12 Equipment/Speaker ARCHs, 1/2″ thick
For a discussion of how components in the VCS Toolkit can mitigate vibration in audio systems, go to our Vibration Control Solutions – A Holistic Approach article under Technology. Vibration tests to measure the performance of the ARCHs are discussed in the White Paper on ARCH Performance. Tests to measure the performance of the Cloud22 Base are discussed in the White Paper on Performance of Cloud22 Base.
The VCS Toolkit has also been recently reviewed on HiFiAudio Guru and on Positive Feedback:
- Gingko Audio VCS Toolkit – Best $499 you can Spend, Frank Iacone, HiFiAudio Guru, June 2022.
- Gingko Audio Vibration Control Solutions (VCS) Toolkit – Part 1, John Zurek, Positive Feedback, Issue 120, April 2022.
- Gingko Audio Vibration Control Solution (VCS) Toolkit – Part 2, John Zurek, Positive Feedback, Issue 121, June 2022.
The Bottom Line
As an introductory offer, through June 30, 2022, the Starter VCS Toolkit can be purchased for $499 (instead of $599) and the Premium VCS Toolkit for $749 (instead of $899).
We at Gingko Audio are fond of saying “the BEST vibration control devices are the ones you can return if they don’t work for you!” That is why we are the only vibration control manufacturer providing a 30-day money back, no questions asked guarantee. So the cost of trying is small, typically only about 10% of the product prices. We only ask that you return them in undamaged conditions and pay for shipping and bank charges we incurred on your behalf.