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Item: Set of 4 Wally Isolation feet
Location: Melbourne
Price: Bought used from Secher Audio in 2009 for $600.00, asking $300.00 firm with *free tracked shipping Australia-wide (Replacement cost over $1200USD!)
Item Condition: Very good 7.5/10
Reason for selling: Surplus
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
Extra Info:

Up for sale is this rare set of (4) Wally feet. Wally feet were designed by a very reclusive guy, Wally Neumann who took the basis of flagship Harmonix tuning feet, and improved them with a constrained layer design comprised of exotic materials including ebony. For the tweak freaks out there, you can turn the feet over to the other side to get a slightly different tone. There is black felt material on one side and green felt material on the other to denote the different sides. I haven't experimented with this feature, but according to George Secher there is a subtle difference.

 

These are 'absorbtion' type feet which are designed to absorb vibration through constrained layer technology then release the energy as heat. I had great success using the Wallys under my dac & cd player, as well as under a power conditioner. To read more about the basic design principle of Wally feet, you can read about Harmonix tuning feet on the Combak/Harmonix website. Harmonix are probably best known for providing the isolation for the legendary Reimyo CDP-777 & more recent CDT-777. The equivalent Harmonix feet are the TU-666ZX which were quite a bit more expensive and retailed for over $1200.00USD for a set of 4!

 

Unlike most metallic feet, Wally feet add a touch of warmth. I recall when I bought them, they were by far the best isolation feet George had in the store at the time (which included Aurios Pro Max and a few others). I also recall George saying Wally felt his feet sounded better than the Harmonix feet. In gold and black, they look as good as they sound for sure! Wally feet have been out of production for many years and very rarely come up for sale.

 

Condition wise, the feet show normal wear for their age incl: a few minor nicks. There is a minor crack in the Ebony wood on one foot which I've tried to show in the photos that is only noticeable on close inspection & doesn't affect the performance of the foot at all. The outer gold rings are immaculate. Overall, the feet are in very good condition and have been well cared for since purchase.

 

A note about shipping:

 

I will ship these items via Australia Post Express Post with Signature on delivery anywhere in Australia. They will be packed in a suitable size box with ample bubble wrap to ensure a safe journey. Otherwise local pickup is welcome. I will make a 2% donation to the Bushfire Appeal on completion of the sale. Here is your chance to pick up some true collectors items! Any questions, just ask!

 

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