Stillpoints and Prime Footers

Stillpoints and Prime Footers

Postby Lewisranchmike » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:24 pm

Hello Guys:

I am considering replacing my Prime feet with Stillpoints, May I ask if anyone has done this and which ones they recommend?

Best,

Mike in Austin
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Re: Stillpoints and Prime Footers

Postby Stringreen » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:24 am

I'm using Bearpaws......very large and heavy brass cones on my Superscoutmaster. The difference was dramatically better.
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Re: Stillpoints and Prime Footers

Postby Orchids1 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:26 am

Bear-claws, or something similar, would seem to be a more appropriate choice. Stillpoints Ultra 5 footers, which are a common choice for turntables, will cost about 50% of the price of your Prime. I imagine that any improvement in sound quality over Bearclaws would not be substantial. This doesn’t yield a very attractive price/performance ratio in relation to other possible upgrades. Apart from the sonic benefits of footers in general, is there something specific that you want to accomplish. Rich
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Re: Stillpoints and Prime Footers

Postby adeep42 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:32 pm

Hello Stringreen, Which Bearpaws are you using? Do you know if they would be compatible with the motor/pulley height of the original Prime? Thanks, Alan
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Re: Stillpoints and Prime Footers

Postby sailorman » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:28 pm

If anyone does replace the footers on their Prime I may be interested in purchasing their original Prime footers.
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Re: Stillpoints and Prime Footers

Postby Stringreen » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:36 pm

They are about 2 inch in height. If you tell the guy who makes Bearpaws, he can custom make it/suggest anything needed. He has a money back guarantee if you don't like them
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Re: Stillpoints and Prime Footers

Postby Stringreen » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:38 pm

how did the image turn sideways......?????
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Re: Stillpoints and Prime Footers

Postby adeep42 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:11 pm

Stringreen, Thanks.
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Re: Stillpoints and Prime Footers

Postby Lewisranchmike » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:51 am

Stringreen wrote:They are about 2 inch in height. If you tell the guy who makes Bearpaws, he can custom make it/suggest anything needed. He has a money back guarantee if you don't like them


Hello Stringreen:

I looked at the Bearpaws and they seem to have spike bottoms, are your made from 2 components such that the spike bottom fits into another bottom?

Best,

Mike in Austin
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Re: Stillpoints and Prime Footers

Postby adeep42 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:23 pm

I finally got around to researching Bear Paws. Wound up buying Terra Cone Footers from Eden Sound (The manufacturer of Bear Paws). Can't say my system sounds better, but they sure are pretty.

Thanks, Stringreen.

If anyone is interested in a mint set of Prime footers plus Symposium Inserts, PM me. When I get a chance I will be posting them in Mat's Classified section
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