Mechanical stability in audio systems is seriously misunderstood. Every millimeter of signal path or AC cabling is susceptible to vibration – every component in your equipment rack too – vibration that manifests as spurious noise and distortion. For years we have talked about isolating systems from the outside world, while ignoring the fact that both the AC supply and the major components within the equipment rack itself are major sources of mechanical energy – energy that is located right where the signal is.
Evacuating and dissipating self-generated vibrational noise is a key contributor in eliminating the noise that will rob your system of clarity, correct timing, and dynamic range. Isolation from the outside world is important, but steps to reduce vibrational noise from one component to another are more critical. System support and interface are essential considerations, not accessories and certainly not luxuries.