Does isolation really work?

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We’ve all heard the claims that isolating a piece of equipment or a set of loudspeakers makes a noticeable improvement in the sound. But, is it true?

While at RMAF I ran into a company out of Canada called ISO Acoustics with quite a convincing demonstration of how isolation impacts performance. I thought it might be fun to actually video the demo and record what I was hearing during that demo. To my surprise, it’s easy to hear what I heard.

Watch this video of the show, which starts off in our room and then heads down the hall for the demo. It’s short and worth the watch.

For those that already know how important isolation is this might just be a yawn. For those disbelievers, it may well be an eye opener. Whichever camp you find yourself in rest assured I checked to see if the demo was legit and to the best of my knowledge it was.

Enjoy.