***SOLD*** Trade-in Nagra VFS Classic platform with spikes. Designed for Classic Amp, Integrated and PSU. Includes original box. In-store pickup only. 1-833-527-3336.
The VFS and CLASSIC VFS (for AMP and for Source) both consist of two base plates, placed one above the other, designed to eliminate mechanical vibration causing noise in other elements of the system, in particular the highly sensitive preamplifiers. The CLASSIC VFS is specifically reserved for use with the deeper chassis, like HD DAC, CLASSIC DAC, TUBE DAC, CLASSIC PREAMP, CLASSIC AMP, CLASSIC INT and CLASSIC PSU, as they are larger than the standard VFS plates.
Vibrations can be externally generated, caused by the acoustic waves of the music, transmitted through the ground (a nearby traffic for example) or even by mechanical playback of CD or LP.
The VFS uses a technology developed for the space agency, consisting of a very special damping material that allows a dramatic vibration damping and shock absorption. Each half of the VFS uses a different cushion to absorb a specific range of mechanical frequencies, which is why the VFS consists of a double layer of plates, that must be used together.
Tube equipment is far more sensitive to vibration than solid state devices. This is why VFS are highly recommended on Nagra tube equipment.
Spikes / feet
The VFS is delivered with three spikes or feet, which are screwed to the bottom of the unit to be placed on the VFS plates. Machined from ARCAp, a completely non-magnetic copper-nickel-zinc non-ferrous alloy. Their tips are made from Delrin resin whose properties lie between those of metal and plastic in terms of strength, hardness and stability. They ensure ultimate protection from vibration for any Nagra HiFi elements.