LP Isolator (LPI) – The LPI slips over the spindle of your turntable and rests on the label portion of the LP.
The LPI absorbs the micro vibrations that are present at the label area, and makes the reproduction clearer, cleaner, more delicate, more open, and lifelike. The LPI Short Spindle is compatible with many turntables. The LPI Long Spindle works with turntables that incorporate a longer than average spindle.
“The LPI immediately imposes a sense of balanced calm on proceedings: the band step away from the speakers, the recording becomes a single, coherent entity, while the stereo perspective becomes much more natural, especially in terms of height. The drum kit solidifies into a single compact unit, rather than having elements scattered across the soundstage, the chiming guitars are both better separated and more insistent. But most telling of all is the drop in apparent volume; the music doesn’t seem so loud because so much hash and noise has been stripped away…I’ve found no music that fails to benefit from the LPI and it has become an essential piece of the turntable setup.”
– Roy Gregory, The Audio Beat, July 2012