THE HEAVYFOOT V.3
For first-time users, the Heavyfoot will give you the most sonic bang for your buck. They are two and a half times heavier then the Surefoot. They yield much deeper bass and warmer midrange. As the Absolute Sound’s Fred Kaplan puts it, “the difference is not subtle.” Where the Heavyfoot can’t fit because it’s too high (2"), we
offer the Low Heavyfoot with 1½" height and 2" diameter. Use it only if necessary; there’s a 15% reduction in performance. Only for uncarpeted surfaces.
Since nothing sounds good floating on carpet, it is essential for the tip of the footer to contact the solid floor beneath. For high pile carpets with padding (more than ½" deep), you need the Thick Carpet Heavyfoot to penetrate to the floor. For thin commercial wall-to-wall carpet
(less than ½"), the Thin Carpet Heavyfoot will sound slightly better than the above.
If you can’t stand leaving dings on your valuable furniture and wood floors, we offer the radiused bottom option for our Heavyfeet, Triplepoints, and Megafeet. Though it preserves single point contact, rounding doesn’t sound quite as good as sharp points, costing you 5% to
10% of the footer’s sonic upgrade—but this option sounds way better than the widely used flat brass (or lead) discs that degrade the footer’s effect by at least 50%. We also
offer a Low version for use in cramped spaces
where the full 2" footer won’t fit. Use it only if necessary; there’s a 15% reduction in performance. Only for uncarpeted surfaces.
We normally offer unattached footers in sets of three. Using four unattached footers requires shimming the height of one to compensate for the inevitable slight unevenness of the surface below. Using three requires no compensation and there’s no sonic advantage to using four.