"I have had the Golden Sound PCs in the system for about eight months, and many components have come and gone, but the Red and the Blue have become my references. I'll put them up against any power cord, regardless of price.
Used individually, each of these products will make nice little improvements to your system's sound. But when used together, they are a revelation. So, if the bass in your system is a little chubby, if the mid-range has lost it's enthusiasm, and if Heaven forbid, your highs just don't get you as high as they used to, then you may be ready for a little Golden Sound workout.
Take a set of three Jumbo DH Cones. Place one point side up on the disc drawer cover, and two along the rear edge of the 777ES. Unlikely as it may seem, this tweak addressed the same areas as the SID, but with about half the improvement.
Overall the sound opened up, there seemed to be more space between the instruments with a corresponding increase in the focus. It wasn't a jaw dropping, freeze you in place improvement (these rarely happen in the high-end realm anyway), but the difference was as noticeable as it was welcome. B.... The greatest improvement was achieved by installing the cones and pads under the transport.
The Golden Sound DH Squares and DH Cones are especially good at enhancing the natural timbral balance we strive for in high-end systems while maintaining detail retrieval, and so belong in a very select group of products. As promised by the manufacturer, they offer very good value.
If you spring for the large cones, at $50 a trio, $80 with matching squares, the Golden Sound products are extremely affordable and offer some of the best value in all the high end. I've got to say that I am quite surprised to find how many components they work well with. No doubt, part of that broad range of applicability is due to the flexibility of the cone/square combination. But still, it is very rare to find any high-end product that has near universal application. I recommend that if you aren't using footers right now get yourself some Golden Sound DH cones and squares today. And if you are using footers, at your next chance beg, borrow, or buy some of the Golden Sound products and see if the flexibility of the cone/square combo won't work for you too.
Chang will change your sound. That he will, if in doubt, start with a $20 set of ceremic cones under your CD player- unless you have a tube amp. In that case, start with cones and square pads under your amp or amps - tubes are microphonic, you know, and output tubes especially so. Or go all the way right away, with a large pad and cones under the amp.
In general, the DH footer solution created a wonderfully palpable and airy sonic construct. The highs and upper midrange were beautiful and open, the midrange has just the right amount of juice, the lower midrange wasn't boomy at all, and the bass extension was excellent.
$1500 to sonic nirvana A simple premise: Select the best of affordable products reviewed here since October 1994 and hook 'em up. It should be possible to build a killer system,yes? That was the theory, leaving out the ugly variable called synergy.
A product that excels Black Diamond racing in some locations, at roughly the same price. Sorry not to be more specific, but when it gets down to details, you be the judge! These feet are very good, and available in four different sizes.