Cloud 14™ model with the same heavy bottom plate as the
Cloud 11™ and the same top dimensions as the Cloud 11L, with a 4-inch height to
accommodate a wood insert.
The vibration control balls used with our Cloud platforms
work optimally under a load of 10 lbs per ball. Since a minimum of three balls
are needed to support the top plate, an ideal load is an audio component
weighing 30 lbs. However, many components, notably entry-level turntables made
by Rega, Music Hall, Project, etc., weigh less than 30 lbs. To compress the
balls properly, it is best to add more weight to the component.
The Cloud 14™’s top plate has a wood insert that provides
added weight. The combination of the added weight and the constrained layers of
wood and acrylic results in the best performance for equipment weighing less
than 30 lbs. Our lab tests and listening tests confirm the results.