The new Cloud 11 features a thicker top and bottom plate, larger foot print (18 x 16) for larger components, and deeper dimple wells in the bottom plate making it more stable. Its vibration reduction performance is significantly improved over the Cloud 10.
New review of Cloud 11 platform in Michael Fremer's Analog Corner, Stereophile November 2004 issue!
"Using some B&K conditioning amps, an IBM Thinkpad, and Spectrogram software developed by Richard Horne, the Gingko boys were able to give me irrefutable evidence that their platform was effective in isolating the Scoutmaster from the outside world."
"... [and] There was an absolute sonic difference commensurate with what was measured. Putting the Cloud under the Scoutmaster resulted in a dramatic lowering of the noise floor and an improvement in the "blackness" of the background. Images stood out in clarified relief, bass tightened, transients sounded sharper and more natural. The differences were not at all subtle."
"As far as I am concerned, even if Gingko Audio's balls are lifted from racquet sports, they've done the research, they've considered the math, they've built nicely finished platforms on which to squeeze the balls just so, and they don't charge outrageous amounts for something that really works. Highly recommended." - Michael Fremer, Analog Corner, Stereophile, November 2004.
Cloud 11 Features:
Its bottom plate is designed with deeper wells to provide an added level of safety in use. The ball stays in the well and rests squarely on the dimple thus preventing accidental rolling off of the bottom plate.
The top plate features a thicker skirt that makes the platform more rigid to withstand heavier components and minimize deformation.
The regular size of the top plate is 18 x 16 to accommodate components with larger footprints.
The extra thickness of the bottom plate and the top plate skirt improve vibration reduction performance to an average of 99% of the vibration from 5Hz to 500 Hz, with a resonance frequency of around 13 Hz.
The Cloud 11 comes standard with five balls. Since each ball has an optimal weight load of 10 lbs, a standard Cloud 11 with 5 balls is matched perfectly with components up to 50-60 lbs. Subtract balls for lighter loads and add more balls for heavier loads.
18" W x 16" D x 2.5" H
Includes: 5 Rubber Balls (Blue)