Breaks the acoustic connection between the floor and the loudspeaker/subwoofer
Designed as a range to accommodate any size and weight of speaker – standmount plus stand, floorstander or subwoofer – the Seismic Podium breaks the acoustic connection between the floor and the speaker, preventing the passage of deleterious vibrations both to and from the speaker cabinets. For a detailed explanation of why this is an absolute necessity before any speaker can perform to its true potential, read the article ‘Earthquakes on hi-fi’.
Floated on Seismic Isolation Podiums, speakers are freed from the ever-present seismic activity and room/floor interactions that seriously degrade sound quality. The result is simply magical, allowing listeners to hear into their favourite music in a way they were never able to previously. When under your speakers, they will give you immediate improvements in overall sound by preventing speaker generated vibration from entering the floor and sound from entering your speakers. By eliminating the resonance between the speaker-cabinet mass and the floor, the sound will be noticeably clearer, much more tuneful, controlled and natural. Bass boom is significantly reduced and there will be a far larger, much deeper and wider sound stage. The sound becomes natural and more enjoyable.
As many have already witnessed, the improvements are a revelation and a true pleasure – not least because severing the acoustic link between the speaker and the floor allows playback at more realistic volume levels without annoying the neighbours!
Available in five standard sizes (or to special order to accommodate true behemoths), each Podium platform utilizes Townshend’s innovative ‘Captive’ Load Cell technology to provide a stable four-square footprint that extends well beyond the perimeter of the speaker cabinet. This also allows easy fine levelling adjustment of each Load Cell via a rotatable top cap while, on the bottom, is an adjustable foot to compensate for out-of true floors. The tough black steel platform has a large area treadplate that accommodates any shape of medium to large speaker or sub-woofer, with or without spikes. The Seismic Podiums are suitable for wood, tile or carpeted floors. Total speaker height is increased by only 20 mm (3/4”).
The Seismic Podium is the optimum solution for comprehensive speaker support on a grand scale. Whether as part of a professional installation or domestic one, the Seismic Podiums command ultimate support for your speakers and sub woofers, with no compromises. They will give you an unprecedented performance.
Townshend Seismic Podium for loudspeakers by Hans Beekhuyzen @ the hbproject.com (YouTube)
“...it was just a step further to reallity. This is great and fully worth the money.”
Real stunners - Accessory of the year 2020 by Neil Gader @ The Absolute Sound
“The Seismic Podiums become so fundamental to the listening experience that calling them mere accessories fails to give them enough credit.”
Good Vibrations, 5 stars - recommended product by Lee Dunkley @ HiFi-Choice magazine
“The way it removes the speaker’s interaction with its surroundings is mind blowing, bringing clarity to the entire frequency range that enables it to communicate more effectively with the listener. You haven’t truly heard how your speaker can perform until you’ve placed it on one of these. Enthusiastically recommended.”
Townshend Seismic Podium by Jason Kennedy @ the-ear.net
“So what do Seismic Podiums do for sound quality? If I said “everything” you wouldn’t believe me, but the answer is not far off. They dramatically increase low level resolution so you can hear more detail, they clean up the bass like you wouldn’t believe and they improve dynamics and speed.”
Seismic Podium, accessory of the year award 2016 by Jason Kennedy @ HiFi+ magazine
“The Editor and two other HiFi+ reviewers already use podiums under their loudspeakers, and speaker companies are taking note, too. This is a real loudspeaker game changer and could spell the end of loudspeaker spikes for many listeners.”