Gingko Audio VPI Scout & Scoutmaster Turntable Cloud 10 Vibration Control Isolation Platform
(Pictured Above - Recommended Ball Configuration for the Aries Scout & Scoutmaster.)
Take your VPI Scout or Scoutmaster Turntable to the next level of sonic bliss with this
beautiful custom made vibration isolation platform!
"Putting the Gingko Audio Cloud 10 platform under the Scout and Scoutmaster was a
bigger upgrade than going from an $800.00 cartridge to a $2500.00 cartridge. The
Cloud 10 is a major sonic upgrade providing lower noise, greater space, and a
much more realistic presentation and is highly recommended." - Harry
Weisfeld of VPI
The NEW Gingko Audio Cloud 10 Vibration Control Platform for the VPI Scout or Scoutmaster turntable is a simple yet effective vibration isolation platform! Its elegant design belies its functional
effectiveness. It works well because of the correct choice of material coupled with
a flexible design that allows you to experiment with a wide variety of
How vibration negatively affects good sound is a well-known and accepted
scientific fact on which we need not elaborate. There are many available
products aiming at reducing vibration affecting audio equipment. All of them
seek to isolate the equipment from unwanted vibration in the environment,
transferred through the surface on which the equipment sits, be it the wooden
floor or the metal rack. At the same time, vibration caused by the equipment
itself such as the CD transport mechanism or the turntable platter needs to be
dissipated so as not to affect the electronic components within the chassis.
We find that acrylic is an excellent material for vibration control. It is not
an accident that many audio products use acrylic in their designs, whether an
acrylic turntable platter or an acrylic chassis for CD players or transports. One property of acrylic
is that vibration does not propagate through its complex, dense and irregular
molecular structure as it does in crystalline structures such as glass. In fact, Acrylic
does an excellent job in dissipating any vibrating energy it receives.
The Cloud 10 uses rubber balls to further isolate vibration from the environment
from the equipment. These balls were chosen for specifically for this
application to yield to most neutral and detailed sound possible!
VPI Scout Turntable on Cloud 10 Platform.
The rubber balls serve two critical functions:
They provide three degrees of freedom in the movement of the top platform
relative to the bottom base. The top platform sitting on top of the rubber balls
can freely move up and down, front to back, and side to side, without causing
undulating, repeating motion that continues after the original vibration. They
work as very effective shock absorbers.
The rubber balls are also used to balance the uneven load of some equipment such
as amplifiers or turntables. By placing the rubber balls in different positions
in the base, you can level the equipment to even the load.
20.5" W x 15" D x 2.5" H
Includes: 5 Rubber Balls
Suggested Operation Procedure:
1. Place the bottom base on a firm foundation such as the floor or a sturdy
2. Use a bubble leveler (found at any hardware store) to ensure the bottom base
3. Place the five rubber balls in the desired position (see picture above). The
five balls were chosen for specifically for this application to yield to
most neutral and detailed sound possible.
4. Place the top platform on top of the balls. Use your fingers to feel all
around the edges to ensure that the top platform sits squarely on top of the
bottom base to allow it to move freely without touching the bottom base.
5. Place the equipment unit on top of the top platform and use the leveler to
determine if it needs further leveling.