If you have an entry-level high-end audio system worth $5000-$6000, say, a Music Hall or Antique Sound Labs integrated amp, a Creek or Arcam CD player, a pair of Reference 3A Dulcet speakers on stands, cables, and power conditioning, a 20% improvement would conservatively be equivalent to a $1000-$1200 upgrade… versus the cost of a set of Mini-Clouds.

The Mini-Clouds provide effective vibration control at a reasonable price. In our vibration tests, they remove on average 95% of the vibration between 5 Hz and 500 Hz, compared to 98% for the Cloud 10, and 99% for the Cloud 11.


The Mini-Clouds can be placed anywhere under the bottom of the component to balance the load. As with the Cloud 10 and Cloud 11, each ball has an optimal load of 10 lbs and a capacity of 20 lbs. So a set of Mini-Clouds is perfect for components weighing 30-40 lbs. For heavier components, simply add more Mini-Clouds (Mini-Clouds are available only in sets of three).

Since the Mini-Clouds do not require a top plate, their profile is lower than that of the Cloud 10 or Cloud 11, which is beneficial when shelf space is limited. Their base has the same double thickness as the Cloud 11’s bottom plate, with a deep well and dimple; the balls won’t roll off the dimples unless you deliberately push really hard.

Additional information

Dimensions 3 × 3 × 2 in
Acrylic finish


Product Reviews

I’ll take an educated guess: If you pin a 100% on your current sound without resonance control, the Mini Clouds will readily give you a 20% improvement and perhaps even more, especially if you play things loudly and have full-range speakers. For the money asked, this becomes a slap-me-silly idea whose time is now.

Once again, my recordings became even smoother, more organic, and just downright more fun.

What else did I hear during my time with the Mini Clouds? Bass definition, detail, air, and space were all enhanced. Complex music was more clearly defined. It was like a component upgrade.