The Mini-Clouds remove on average 95% of the vibration between 5 Hz and 500 Hz. This is compared to 98% for the Cloud 10, and 99% for the Cloud 11.
The Mini-Clouds can be placed anywhere under the bottom of the component to balance the load.
The Mini Clouds have a 2 3/8" total height. This is especially beneficial when space is limited on a shelf.
The ball has an optimal load of 10 lbs and has a capacity of 20 lbs. So a set of Mini-Clouds is perfect for components weighing 30-40 lbs. For heavier components, simply add more Mini-Clouds (Mini-Clouds are only available in sets of three).
The bases are of double thickness with deeper wells and dimples (similar to the Gingko Cloud 11 bottom plate), thus providing a higher level of safety (the balls won't roll off of the dimples unless you deliberately push really hard).
Base: 3"W x 3"D x 3/4"H
Adhesive Rubber Feet: 2/8"H, 7/16" D
Gingko Ball: 1 3/4"D
Total Dimensions: 3"W x 3"D x 2 3/8"H
Finish: Black Acrylic, Blue Balls
"I said in my article about the Oyaide AC receptacles that the $85 I paid was the best money I ever spent. Well, when I add the second set of Mini Clouds to my system, the $99 for those footers will be money even better spent! Want a massive jump in sound for very little money? I can heartily recommend the Mini Clouds." - Mark Wagner, Positive Feedback Online, Issue 31, May/June 2007 Click Here to read the rest of the review!
"If you pin a 100% on your current sound without resonance control, the Mini Clouds will readily give you a 20% improvement and perhaps even more, especially if you play things loudly and have full-range speakers. For the money asked, this becomes a slap-me-silly idea whose time is now. If you want to go all-out with Gingko's approach, the Cloud 11 will formally debut in September, measure a standard 19" x 16" x 2" (custom sizes available - inquire) and retail for $379." - Srajan Ebaen, sixmoons.com Click Here to read the rest of the review!
"...the $99/3 MiniClouds by Gingko Audio are the no-brainer addition." - Srajan Ebaen, sixmoons.com Click Here to read the rest of the review!