About the IsoAcoustics GAIA III
A stable foundation for your speakers
The GAIA III isolator feet give you better sound by reducing vibrations and acoustic distortions.
A stable foundation for your speakers
IsoAcoustics knows that small details matter when you're trying to squeeze every drop of performance out of your high-end loudspeakers — and the GAIA IIIs can help. These stainless steel isolator feet replace the existing screw-in feet of your floor-standing speakers. They give you more consistent performance and better sound by reducing vibrations and other acoustic distortions.
How do they work?
The GAIA IIIs isolate a floor-standing speaker from its mounting surface. This eliminates the transfer of energy from the speaker to surrounding surfaces, which means you'll hear clearer, more transparent sound. Think of it like speaker "flotation" — similar to how a car's shock absorbers work.
Easily change your speaker angle
You can adjust each GAIA III's height, which allows you to raise the front or back of the speaker. This lets you make sure that the speaker's tweeter is pointed directly at your ears for the best performance.
Note: This package includes four isolator feet for one floor-standing speaker — you will need to purchase two sets for a pair of floor-standing speakers.
- 4-pack of isolation feet for improved musical performance with floor-standing speakers
- replaces your floor-standing speaker's existing threaded feet
- this package includes four isolator feet for one floor-standing speaker; you will need to purchase two sets for a pair of floor-standing speakers
- reduces reflections off of a floor's hard surface
- provides a high degree of isolation while resisting lateral movement and oscillations to maintain alignment with the listening position
- designed for a wide variety of floor-standing speakers weighing up to 70 lbs.
- optimal results are achieved by installing the isolators with the IsoAcoustics logo either facing towards or facing away from the listening position
- adjustable angle lets you direct your speaker's tweeter towards you
- alternative thread sizes provided in M8, M6, and 1/4-20 to fit virtually any large floor-standing speaker
- machined stainless steel structure
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # ISOGAIA-3-DC
What's in the box:
- 4 Isolater feet
- Four M8 threaded post
- Four M6 threaded posts
- Four 1/4-20 threaded posts
- Eight M8 nuts
- Four M6 nuts
- Four 1/4"-20 nuts
- Installation Sheet
- "Hardware Included" sheet
IsoAcoustics GAIA III reviews
Installation was trickier than I expected. The challenge is to get each foot snug and properly aligned at the same time. What finally helped me a lot was to insert silicone washers between the lock nuts. These established a consistent gap between the lock nut surfaces, allowing the feet to spin very tightly a bit past the alignment point. At that point they can be backed off to alignment and still remain snug. After installing, they looked beautiful. Much nicer than spikes. They also have a nice suction effect on wood floors. They would eliminate concerns about scratching floors with spikes. However ... the Gaias surprised me with the amount of wobble they allow. I suppose this is a feature not a bug. But my speakers (Totem Arros) have a small footprint and high center of gravity. The wobble, I'm afraid, will be a show-stopper for me. Maybe more mass loading would help. Also, I'm not discerning the big improvement in sound quality some people report. This may depend highly on system components, room effects, speaker placement, and listening position. The Gaias, as I installed them, do raise the tweeter position about 3/4 inch compared to the original spikes. This alone may have an audible effect in some cases. But a piece of plywood wouldn't cost $400. I'm not saying the product is snake oil. I'd expect them to do more than new speaker cables (but probably not as much as speaker placement and listening position) for many listeners.
Pros: interesting concept, and well-made
Cons: high price; tricky installation and adjustment
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Very happy with these. Spendy but worth it. Good value for the improvement in sound sharpness/clarity. I have wood floors, and the house is on piles. These really helped with the resonating sounds coming back from the floor and crawl space. Highly recommended.
Pros: Really nice sound improvement. Looks very nice.
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I WAS USING MAPLESHADE HEAVY BRASS FOOTERS FOR MY SPEAKERS AND THEY DID WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSE TO DO DRAIN VIBRATION AWAY BUT IT DID NOT ISOLATE MY SPEAKER FROM SURROUNDING VIBRATION THE GAIA III ACCOMPLISHED BOTH I WAS ABLE TO HERE A LITTLE DEEPER INTO THE MUSIC YOU CAN CLEARLY HERE THE DIFFERENCE IN EVERY ASPECT OF THE MUSIC ITS WORTH THE MONEY
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I love the new upgraded look and added height of the speakers. Higher sound stage was one of the benefits I was after. The sound is definitely more refined with less resonance. I put my ear to the floor and hear nothing. The entire range from highs to lows improved. Not giving them back. Highly recommended product. The black chrome is rich yet subtle.
Pros: Upgraded look, cleaner tighter base, more open and natural mids!
Cons: Hard to move speakers around. Not so cheap.
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I have the Focal Aria 936 speakers that I love, and they have a port on the bottom of the speaker. I borrowed the Gaia III from a friend to see if they made any difference in the sound. I noticed very quickly that the bass was tighter and the total speaker sound was more clear. I wanted to make sure that I was not hearing what I wanted to hear, so my friend changed from the Gaia to no Gaia without me knowing which one was playing. I picked the Gaia as being the best 4 out of 4 times. I then bought my own from Crutchfield.
Cons: Can be expensive if you have heaver speakers.
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These do indeed help to reduce in sending energy back into my carpeted wooden flooring in my second story apartment .The only thing is that because the front baffle on my speakers is so narrow 7 and 7/8th inches with a depth of 14" the side to side movement is fairly unstable.This is not a problem at all when using the spikes that came with these speakers .This probably would be a non issue on concrete or a wood floor I believe because there would not be the spongy effect from the padding and carpet.I'm not sure if the footers that IsoAcoustics make to put under the GAIA III would resolve this issue or not these may just be a band aide kind of fix?
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I've had these on an REL T-zero sub for months. No complaints. Quite the opposite. In fact, when it is time to upgrade my speakers, I will definitely be ordering more from IsoAcoustics for stabilization. With sub bass can be difficult to tell the effect on sound, but everything is less "rattly". Plus, I've been fiddling with other factors in my 2 channel system. These IsoAcoustics GAIA III are more solidly built, fit more snugly, and are snazzier looking than the original feet. Definitely a quality build and easy to fit, the sub is secure on the uneven hardwood with these. This is a quality product. Thanks to to folks at IsoAcoustics! I am very pleased, and do not hesitate to recommend these to anyone.
Pros: Solid build Well thought out product Adjustable Versatile Great aesthetics Improved SQ Affordable, considering comparable alternatives
Cons: Not a con - just make sure you get the right model for your component!
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I was looking for a way to improve the bass quality of my Harbeth C7es3 and Skylan stands on a hardwood floor. The bass seem to be lacking the leading edge detail and resolution that makes acoustic bass sound real. I love everything else about the C7s. I had already tried the company's ISO pucks under my amp and dac and was very impressed. The Gaia lll was transformational, I got the bass resolution and detail issue resolved but at the same time it relaxed the soundstage in a way that gives the music a effortless flowing quality that you hear at a good live concert. It had the same effect on the rest of the frequencies but not as pronounced as in the bass region. There was a sense of air and transparency that gives the music a lively visceral feel, very cool! I can't imagine going back to spikes again. By comparison spikes seem to tighten but constrict the sound where decoupling seems to improve the quality, purity and realism and at the same time relax the music and the soundstage much closer to live music. Expensive but worth it if your interested in the sound of live music in your listening room.
Pros: Liquid, flowing music, natural and realistic.
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Installed these Gaia isolation feet on a pair of Spendor D7s which improved the sound quality of these speakers. The clarity, detail and bass response has improved drastically. These little guys really worked well in my system.
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More details on the IsoAcoustics GAIA III
GAIA I Isolator Feet: Isolating speakers to mitigate coupling is critical, but attenuating reflecting vibration coming back from the hard supporting surface and resisting off-axis oscillations delivers great acoustic accuracy and focus. When a speaker is placed on a hard surface, secondary internal reflections result. Any artifacts of this smear that is similar in the two channels is perceived to be in the center, causing the sound stage to collapse. IsoAcoustics' GAIA I isolators eliminate this smear resulting in a larger and more natural 3-dimensional sound stage.
Note: This package includes 4 isolator feet for one floor-standing speaker. You will need to purchase two GAIA I(s) for a pair of floor-standing speakers.
Compatibility: The IsoAcoustics GAIA I is designed for a wide variety of floor-standing speakers weighing up to 70 lbs. The GAIA I replaces the existing screw-in feet of your floor-standing speakers. It comes with M8, M6 and 1/4-20 hardware to thread into the bottom of your floor-standing speaker. The GAIA I measures 1.6875" in diameter and 1.75" tall. The GAIA I are adjustable allowing you to angle the front or back of the tower speaker.
IsoAcoustics Patented Design: The GAIA I isolation feet incorporate IsoAcoustics' patented design principles to deliver extraordinary acoustic results. GAIA I provides a high degree of isolation while resisting lateral movement and oscillations to maintain alignment with the listening position. Internal reflections from the hard-supporting surface are attenuated resulting in greater sound clarity and openness.
Machined Metal Housing: The GAIA I isolators are finished in an elegant machined dark chrome metal housing. High-quality metal construction incorporating IsoAcoutics' design philosophy deliver extraordinary acoustic results.
Simple Installation: Remove your floor-standing speaker's existing threaded feet and install the GAIA I isolators in place of them (M8, M6, & 1/4-20 hardware included). Optimal results are heard by installing the GAIA II isolation feet with the logo facing the listening position, or rotated 180-degrees, to align the isolators with the speaker's motive forces. Now place the tower speaker into position as the GAIA I isolators will adhere to the supporting surface.
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