SL2 Speaker Isolation - Worth it?

I currently have a pair of SL2 (sitting on a concrete floor) and have been wondering whether additional isolation products such as Townshend's Seismic Podium would be of benefit.  SL2s already have a form of built in isolation in the form of a leaf spring in the base.  Have any SL2 owners gone down this route and can share their experience?

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The SL2 s were very carefully designed with a solid floor in mind - and the rigid front/sprung rear design could be compromised by any additional compliance.  I guess it may be worth experimenting but don't spend any money until you are totally convinced it's worthwhile.

Richard Dane posted:

The SL2 s were very carefully designed with a solid floor in mind - and the rigid front/sprung rear design could be compromised by any additional compliance.  I guess it may be worth experimenting but don't spend any money until you are totally convinced it's worthwhile.

That was my thought on this too.  My local dealer can lend some isolation to try, but I may not bother since the SL2s are somewhat laborious to set up once moved.  I saw the video using a seismograph app on Townshend's website.  I think I'll try that with the SL2s first.  It'll give me a good idea about the SL2's isolation performance.

I use the Townsend seismic bars under my Ovator 600s. WhenI installed them they transformed the sound in my room, mainly (but not exclusively) by removing bass bloom which had been present with previous speakers including the SL2’s. I would give them a try - Townsend offer a money back guarantee which persuaded me to try them.

 

Ihave subsequently placed their Pods under my turntable, again providing a significant improvement to the sound quality. 

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