The GAIA’s were reviewed by Karl Sigman from Audiophilia. Karl attended a VPI Industries House event which featured IsoAcoustics GAIA’s series isolators being demonstrated on various floor standing speakers. One particular demonstration involved 2 pairs of Focal Sopra 2 speakers. One pair of Focal Sopra’s had the GAIA’s installed and the other pair had the standard spikes that come with the speaker. Switching between the pairs of speakers, listeners that attended the event could compare the results with and without the GAIA isolators.
” …two identical pairs of speakers were connected to a system (playing from a fine and varied VPI collection of LPs on a VPI HW40 Direct Drive Turntable); one with standard spikes, and the other with Gaia footers. Guests were able to listen while switching between the two pairs at the push of a button. The improvement offered by the Gaia was for me noticeable and not subtle: Overall tightening up of the bass, better clarity, and more spacial accuracy of instruments in the sound stage.”
Karl was impressed with what he heard and decided to test the GAIA’s himself with his 2 sets of speakers at his home. Below are quotes from Karl after trying the GAIA’s with his Alta Audio FRM-2 Celesta and his new Alta Audio floor standing model; the Alec
“Interestingly, the sound indeed improved in both cases but somewhat differently in character. For the Alec (floor standers) the effect was very similar to what I had observed elsewhere (overall tightening up of the bass, better clarity, and more spacial accuracy of instruments in the sound stage). But the Alec, with its already very noticeable impactful bass presentation (when using its own spikes), benefited from the Gaia II also by presenting an even more impactful bass presentation… the Gaia III made the Celesta (my reference speakers) sound a dash more Celestial: a dash more of a fuller lusher sound with more air ”
“While there are many kinds of footers out there that make various claims and can be obscenely expensive and even sometimes not even pleasant to look at, the IsoAcoustics Gaia are different: They have elegant and classy looks, relatively low prices—and they work.”
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