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OMEX Symphony 3S - set of 4

OMEX Symphony 3S - set of 4

Symphony is a range of isolation devices, comprising of two performance levels. Symphony A and Symphony S have been crafted as a clear upgrade to the existing supports on audio electronics and under floorstanding speakers or speaker stands. Each level has two tiers of performance – a 2 layer variant (a great space saving option) alongside its more advanced 3 layer counterpart.


Both Symphony A and Symphony S share the same design principals, yet their material selections are radically different and can be very clearly distinguished in terms of their colouring, weight and performance.


Micro Grooving

Each Symphony device begins with an outer micro-grooved upper and lower disc, whose job it is to grip the underside of electronics and the surface of a rack shelf more effectively than that of a smooth surface. This gripping effect has greater ability to contact and transfer resonances from the equipment and begin the process of eliminating them from the delicate circuitry in one direction and the equipment supports in the other, enhancing shelf to shelf isolation.


Material Selection

Stainless steel isn’t a new material for use in isolation due to its inherent strength and low resistance properties, which makes it an excellent material for vibration management. Stainless steel effectively absorbs and dissipates vibrations, minimising their propagation and impact on delicate circuitry and structural forms alike.


In order to compliment these attributes and too negate a metallic edge which stainless steel can impose on a sonic signature Symphony S’ tuning fork is machined from a high-grade brass, which is directly and quite thickly 24ct gold plated in order to give a softer barrier between that of the brass and its Stainless Steel discs.


On the Brinell Scale of Hardness, Brass has a hardness 3 times softer than that of stainless steel, yet has the attribute of being heavier per cubic centimetre, making it a great choice for damping the absorbed resonances of the stainless steel.


Furthermore, the addition of a layer of gold between the two materials allows for another level of control and increased performance, which is reflected in overall sound quality. It’s own level of hardness is close to 2 and a ½ times softer than the brass and makes for a great buffer layer between that of the brass and the stainless steel, which during testing showed very worthwhile improvements, particularly on a micro and macro level.


Tuning Fork

The centre piece of each upper disc is a carefully implemented tuning fork. This design encompasses a varying metallic density to the disc structure itself. In order to dampen and control the flow of resonances, this tuning fork sits inside an internal chamber within a central spine.


For isolating electronics, Symphony’s tuning fork resides below the top of the device to ensure that it itself is not activated by first-hand resonances, allowing it to perform it’s job in damping those resonances prior to reaching the ball bearing decoupling points.


For use with speakers, Symphony can accommodate a spike centrally within its tuning fork. The top layer becomes more of a weight loaded funnel using the top disc as a means to freely resonate off any initial high frequency resonances with the central spine ending the speakers interaction with the floor and giving it a new coupled point of reference which then becomes decoupled through the bearing points, allowing for a cleaner, tighter and more concise sound.


Ball Bearings

Residing between each disc of the Symphony layers are an arrangement of ball bearings. Symphony S utilises a ceramic option. The ceramic option takes the abilities of Symphony a further step forward. The ability to convert vibration to heat is far more effective with ceramic and the sonic qualities of ceramic are also superior. Their positioning allows for resonances to be driven into their pathway, where they can convert and dissipate this energy as small amounts of heat. The bearings have CNC cups machined into each layer for them to comfortably sit within and remain unfixed for maximum effectiveness. 


3 Layer - Additional Centre Disc

The 3 layer version within each of the Symphony ranges has further technical resonance control abilities. This additional centre disc can be referred to as the “scrub layer”. Its primary role is to remain completely decoupled from the top and bottom discs and can be concentrically swung laterally from the vertical arrangement, with its only points of contact being the bearings in between each layer, which are staggered in this 3 layer arrangement. 


This implementation acts as a barrier between rack vibrations and electrical resonances, greatly enhancing the devices abilities and functionality.



As OMEX’s Symphony Isolation devices are unfixed, it would be quite tricky to lift a weighty speaker with one person and carefully arrange the footers underneath without some potential threat of ball bearings being knocked out from between the discs and rolling across the floor. So, to aid with placement under speakers or other weighty and awkward components we include reusable, non-permanent, no-residue circular stickers with each product.


Simply peel and stick one of these to two opposing sides of Symphony, install without having to be concerned of the layers coming apart, then simply peel each circular sticker back off and replace them onto their waxy paper backing for use again in the future.



Symphony S will accommodate a weight of 80kgs per device.



3 disc – 30mm Tall x 40mm Diameter

Symphony require no particular loading to work at their optimal performance.



Symphony 3S – 258g each – 1298g set of 4 boxed

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