Current configuration of speaker 'stands'
3/8" thick Granite tile with a cork pad underneath.
Auralex Mopads on top of the granite
Onix Ref 1's on top of the Mopads
1" thick granite slab
thin cork layer
3/8" thick granite
av123 ELT535T's on top of the granite.
The Granite helped give the highs a bit more articulation in the ultra highs and soundstage is a bit more 'airy'
Next step: Manufacture outriggers for the ELT525T's.
AKA a DIY version of these: http://www.loudspeakerstands.com/index.html
The new brass spikes will be here tomorrow. I already have 4 12" lengths of 1 1/2" wide, 1/4" thick aluminum, primer and paint. I'll drill the aluminum to custom fit the ELT's and tap the holes on the ends for the brass spikes to thread into. I'll put 1/6" cork on the finished aluminum to dampen any vibrations between the aluminum and the bottom of the speakers. They will be firmly held in place by 2 bolts each.
Then mod my Gizmo.
Then, replace Gizmo with a power amp for ref 1's.