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MedicinBall: upgrade replacement for Gingko rubber balls


MedicinBall with vinyl polymer base

Overall height: 2" (50.8mm)

Because Herbie's 1-7/8" MedicinBall doesn't squish with weight load, only three or four balls are needed for component support and can effectively replace a more numerous array of softer rubber balls. This in-house-developed hard silicone superbly absorbs micro-vibrations while preventing the transfer of vibrations from the component to shelf and vice-versa.

DIY Sandbox Decoupling: Imbed three or more MedicinBalls in a sandbox, then place a platform or component directly on the balls.

MedicinBall is a superb same-size upgrade replacement for Gingko blue or green rubber balls and recommended for components weighing from 5 to 500 pounds. Because the silicone-based formulation does not deteriorate with age as rubber balls do, these balls will last virtually forever and always remain fully functional.

MedicinBall (ball only): $8.49 ea.

MedicinBall with vinyl polymer base: $12.95

Gabon ebony dome:

Gabon ebony domes

Great for giving center channel or bookshelf speakers a lift at the front or back for some tilt. Tilt angle can be adjusted/increased by moving the domes incrementally toward the opposite side.

$2.89 ea.

For superior isolation/decoupling, place a 25mm grungebuster Dot or Herbie's Hush Puckies dBNeutralizer "base pad only" under each Gabon ebony dome.


Frosted acrylic ball, 1" diameter: $.49 ea. [ click to order ]

Gabon ebony ball, 1" diameter: $3.89 ea. [ click to order ]

Gemstone balls, 1" diameter: $3.49 ea. [ open new page ]

Macassar ebony ball, 7/8" diameter; lathe-turned in the 1960's: $2.49 ea. [ click to order ]

grungebuster IsoBall w/stainless steel base IsoBall/Iso-Cup
Turntable  and other isolation

All Herbie's Audio Lab products feature a 90-day money-back trial period and unconditional lifetime warranty.

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Name: Harvey
Message: Do you have a figure or jpeg that illustrates the use of "Medicinballs" in a sandbox? Do you use the polymer base for sandbox application?
Thank you and best wishes for 2016!

Webmaster's reply: Hi, Harvey. I don't happen to have an illustration or photo of Medicinballs in a sandbox. The MedicinBalls are simply placed in a sandbox, pushed down into the sand until they bottom out at the bottom of the box. Assuming a depth of sand deep enough to hold the balls in place, no polymer base or anything is needed in addition to the balls.

Thanks for the inquiry and best regards,

Robert Herbelin
Name: Sergii
Message: What is the best solution to support bookshelf Dynaudio active speakers? Thank you.

Webmaster's reply: In most cases four ElectroSonic Fat Dots under each does very well.
Name: Pat C.
Message: Beautiful job on the 1 7/8" MedicinBalls. First impression is that they seem to have smoothed out some of the rough edges without losing detail. More musical sounding with better center image.
Name: KC
Message: I just received a set of 3 clear Iso-Cups with the Lampblack balls and placed them under my Cambridge Audio Azure 651C cd player. These replaced a set of Bright Star Isonodes which had been placed under my stock feet. The difference with these Iso-Cups, especially being in direct contact with the component chassis, was substantial. There was an obvious gain in both clarity and dynamic contrast while retaining the warmth and midrange texture that I am unwilling to sacrifice. The soundstage also seemed to open up a little bit and the background now appeared more black. I was going to initially place these under my Rogue Audio Sphinx amplifier but could not pass up the temptation to try them on my cdp first. Well, I was so impressed that I will not move them; there they stay!

I have a second set of the newer black Iso-Cups coming with the Super Sonic hardballs to try on my amp. The company's opinion about the limitations of Sorbothane footers seems completely valid to me now that I've been able to compare the material to the Iso-Cups.

Because of my initial impression, I now regret buying elsewhere first. I will now look to Herbie's for my isolation needs. This is not an advertisement, merely my personal observations. And one more thing: super fast shipping & considerate packaging!
Name: jmac
Message: what mat should i use for a pioneer pl10

Webmaster's reply: A full-size (295mm-diameter) Way Excellent II-4mm Turntable Mat
Name: Jon B.
Message: Installed the MedicinBalls in my three Gingko platforms underneath my Blu-Ray, CD and VPI Scoutmaster turntable. In each case the clarity and level of detail increased and the soundstage became more focused. I would say the level of improvement was a direct ratio of the increased firmness of the MedicinBall compared to the standard Blue and Green Gingko balls. It really is a noticeable improvement.
Name: Dave
Message: Love the t shirt idea as well. Tube dampener is awesome. Can't wait to purchase some feet and component stabilizers!
Thank you
Name: TJ
Message: Love the suggestion from JoMoCo about a Herbie's Lab t-shirt with the atomic tube logo on it. I would buy one for sure!
Name: Mark
Message: I thought you also sold a cd/dvd cleaning system. Was it discontinued?

Webmaster's reply: Herbie's Audio Lab has never sold a cd/dvd cleaning system.
Name: Array1138
Message: Is there a ball holder/base large enough for a Gallo Micro speaker?

Webmaster's reply: The MedicinBall polymer base (shown above) is large enough to hold a Gallo Micro Speaker. When you click on the "Add to Shopping Cart" button for the MedicinBall, the Shopping Cart provides a drop-down menu from which you can choose "Base only, no ball," for $7.49 each.
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