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Introducing the WASAE Pedestal™ - a uniquely “Wilson” approach to vibration mitigation.
Wilson's latest and most advanced materials, “W” and “V", made their debut into the limited production WAMM Master Chronosonic® (W-Material) and, most recently, Wilson's flagship loudspeaker, the Chronosonic XVX™ (V-Material). At the other end of the spectrum, Wilson’s Special Application Engineering Division engineered the groundbreaking ISOBase™, a unique isolation platform for the TuneTot™. The ISOBase allowed the TuneTot to be placed on bookshelves and desktops with heretofore unachievable isolation from those resonant surfaces.
The design and engineering team’s research surrounding the ISOBase led to a realization: the fundamental tenets that made the ISOBase so capable could form the basis for a state-of-the-art isolation device for general use. Thus, a multi-year-long research and development project commenced. The outgrowth of which was the Pedestal—Wilson Audio Special Application Engineering’s solution for near absolute vibration isolation.
As any physicist knows, no device, no matter how clever or sophisticated, can eliminate energy. It can only convert undesirable energy into a more benign force. This applies to unwanted vibrations that hamper the fidelity of both transducers (such as analog playback devices) and electronics (which are susceptible to vibration-induced microphonics).
With this understanding, Wilson Audio’s Special Application Engineering team has always approached the problem of vibration mitigation from a scientific perspective. When designing its new isolation device, the WASAE team leveraged Wilson’s industry-leading measurement capabilities, which have evolved continuously from their perennial quest for the best solutions for ultra-low resonance speaker enclosures.
The Pedestal reduces musically destructive vibrations systematically. Its small bottom element partially absorbs vibrations traveling from the surface underneath the piece of equipment. Next, energy migrates into the Pedestal’s austenitic (non-magnetic) stainless-steel housing, where the material’s mass and solidity further turn unwanted energy into heat. Where other manufacturers use low-grade magnetic steel in their isolation pods, Wilson is committed to metals that have superior vibration-mitigating characteristics as well as the ability to minimize electronic interactions of the components which the Pedestals support.
The damping material inside of the Pedestal—“V-Material”—provides the next step in vibration reduction. V-Material, along with a proprietary viscous damping material inside the Pedestal, act as a spring to minimize, absorb, and dissipate the vibrations into heat. When weight is applied to the Pedestal, the internal V-Material element, along with the other critical elements within the housing, are decoupled from the stainless steel exterior.
From the reverse direction, from the component on down, any vibrations caused by environmental factors or from the audio system itself, travel into the top pad of the Pedestal, where they are reduced. From there, any remaining vibrations are guided directly to the V-Material where they are effectively absorbed and dissipated as heat.
Low-frequency, high-amplitude vibrations, such as those generated by footfalls, are reduced via the spring-like action of the V-Material and damping material combination.
Each Pedestal is rated for weights up to 25lb/11.34Kg. A set of three successfully supports 75lbs. Add more Pedestals to accommodate greater weights.
The white color ring indicates when max weight rating has been reached—when the ring disappears, the Pedestal has reached its maximum load.
Shipped in quantities of up to 3 units per box.
Designed for use under electronics, digital transports, power supplies, tape machines, and turntables to acoustically isolate these components from the environment as well as to substantially reduce vibrations traveling from components to the surface below.
NOT intended for use under loudspeakers.
WASAE's patent pending design provides an unprecedented degree of decoupling between outer housing and constrained damping layers.
Designed and manufactured alongside Wilson Audio loudspeakers in the USA.
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