ISOACOUSTICS ZAZEN I
zaZen (sitting meditation) is a stable isolation platform designed for turntables, tube amps and other sensitive audio equipment. The combination of the platform mass and the integrated IsoAcoustics isolation technology allows audio gear to reveal greater acoustic clarity and detail. The zaZen is available in 2 sizes: zaZen I with a weight capacity of 25lbs (11.3kg) and the zaZen II with a weight capacity of 40lbs (18.1kg).
The zaZen isolation platforms are the latest addition to the award winning family of isolation products from IsoAcoustics. The zaZen provides a stable isolation platform with a low noise floor, designed for turntables and audio components.
The name zaZen is from Zen Buddhism and refers to sitting in peaceful meditation. zaZen features an elegant medium gloss black finish over a dense fiber construction to provide the ideal combination of visual and acoustic design to complete the IsoAcoustics platform. The platform is very dense and contains no voids, making it an ideal material for the isolation platform. The crucial element is the integrated isolators which use IsoAcoustics patented isolation technology. The combination of the mass from the dense platform with the integrated isolators creates a high degree of isolation, allowing turntables and electronic components to perform at their best, revealing greater acoustic clarity and detail.
Navigating the tiny variations in the vinyl’s groove, the turntable stylus is a delicate instrument. Problems occur at higher volumes, footsteps cause the record to skip, but what is often overlooked are the finer details that are missing or distorted as a result of vibrations.
The zaZen provides a stable platform with a low noise floor that allows turntables to reach their full potential without interference from structure born vibrations, revealing a new level of detail and clarity.
The zaZen model should be selected based on the weight they will be supporting. The zaZen I is recommended for lighter turntables and components and has a weight capacity of 25 lbs (11.3 KG). The zaZen II has a weight capacity of up to 40 lbs (18.1 kg). It is also important to ensure that the component can fit on top of the zaZen platform which measures 17″ Wide x 15″ Depth (432 x 381mm). For heavier turntables and components, we recommend the DELOS series.
The OREA’s are sold individually and feature our patented isolation design which manages the energy from the component and provides isolation from external vibrations. We recommend positioning the OREA’s directly underneath the chassis of a turntable or component and not underneath the existing feet so that the weight is applied over the entire top surface of the OREA and not concentrated on a small section of the OREA.
The zaZen is an isolation platform that combines our integrated isolators with the stability of the platform’s mass to provide a solution that is more ideal for turntables, tube amps and sensitive audio components. The zaZen is an isolation platform and is easier to setup as the entire component is positioned on the zaZen, using the existing feet. The zaZen isolation platform is recommended for components where the OREA’s cannot be positioned directly underneath the chassis of the component. The zaZen is also the best option for turntables with external motors. This is because when you raise the table, you also need to raise the motor to keep the belt aligned.
Both the zaZen and DELOS feature dense platforms combined with integrated IsoAcoustics isolators. They each provide a low noise floor to allow turntables and components to reveal greater clarity and detail. The DELOS series is designed for heavier turntables that weigh up to 100 lbs and features a larger butcher block platform with larger integrated isolators. The zaZen has a lower profile and is designed for lighter turntables and components that weigh up to 40 lbs. The DELOS is available in Maple or Walnut which are both very dense and hard woods. The zaZen platform is denser by volume, but still much lighter than the DELOS models because of its smaller size which is more ideal for lighter components.