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Audio Files: Can Exotic Accessories Improve Your Sound?

With accessories, the differences are debatable

The $159 Gingko Semi Cloud.
The $159 Gingko Semi Cloud.

Bad vibrations

Vibration definitely affects audio reproduction—just listen to what happens when you tap on the side of a record player. The notion that solid-state electrical components such as digital-to-analog converters need protection from vibration may be far-fetched, but even the most science-oriented audio writers agree that turntables, tube audio gear, and speakers can benefit from vibration control.

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Brent Butterworth

Brent Butterworth has been a professional audio journalist since 1989, and has evaluated and measured thousands of audio products. He is currently a writer at Wirecutter and editor of the SoundStage Solo headphone site; served as an editor at such magazines as Sound & Vision and Home Theater; and worked as marketing director for Dolby Laboratories. He also plays double bass with several jazz groups in Los Angeles.