When it comes to speaker manufacturer Wilson Audio, there is usually no compromise. This does not only apply to the exquisite transducers themselves, research is also ongoing into the “trimmings”. With the so-called Acoustic Diode, Wilson Audio is now introducing a spike system that should be unique in terms of effort – and price.
Wilson Audio Acoustic Diode principle
Ideally, a spike system diverts the vibrations of the loudspeaker housing into the floor and at the same time eliminates unwanted vibrations that are transmitted from the floor of the listening room into the housing.
The Wilson Audio Acoustic Diode is designed to do just that. The heart of this vibration damping technology is a self-developed, layered damping compound that Wilson Audio calls “V-Material”. The energy that emanates from the housing migrates into this very V-material. The vibrations of the floor that travel up the spike are absorbed by the mass of the acoustic diode. This is to ensure the perfect balance of coupling and decoupling.
If you own speakers from Wilson Audio, you can upgrade your existing spike assembly to the new system. The thread sizes 1/2 ″ -13 and 3/8 ″ -16 are currently available, further options – also for third-party manufacturers – are to follow in the third quarter of the year. All of this comes at a steep price, however: a set of 8 for two speakers costs a respectable amount 3,500 euros.