Turntables are carefully made with extreme precision to pick up the finest details in a record. The stylus navigating the tiny variations in the vinyl’s groves is a delicate process that is very sensitive to vibrations. The DELOS butcher block from IsoAcoustics decouples the turntable from the supporting surface and dramatically diminishes structural vibrations and resonances, resulting in greater clarity and detail.

Combining the mass of a thick butcher block with IsoAcoustics patented isolation, DELOS provides a low noise floor by eliminating the effects of structure borne vibrations.

The Floating Island of Delos (Greek Mythology)

The Island of Delos is one of the most important mythological and historical sites in Greece. In Greek mythology the windy island of Delos was once uninhabitable as it floated aimlessly in the rough Aegean Sea until the Greek god Poseidon anchored the floating island in its place on four granite columns to provide a safe place for Leto to give birth to the twin gods Apollo and Artemis.

Delos Maple

Delos Walnut


Why were Maple and Walnut chosen over other woods? And what is the difference between Maple and Walnut?
Maple and Walnut were chosen based on appearance, hardness and performance. Maple and Walnut are considered superior tonal woods, commonly used in the manufacture of fine guitars, pianos and violins. The difference between Maple and Walnut is mainly in their appearance. The Maple and Walnut platforms provide the same level of performance. Maple and Walnut platforms are known for their detailed, transparent and uncolored sound. The Maple board has a Janka Hardness rating of 1450 and the Walnut has a hardness rating of 1010. The hardness also makes the platforms very durable and resistant to scratches and dents. The butcher blocks are sealed with a urethane-based satin finish which is resistant to stains and most solvents.
What is the difference between DELOS and OREA series?
The OREA’s provide a high degree of isolation by using IsoAcoustics patented isolation technology to absorb vibrations. The OREA’s are sold individually. 3 or more OREA’s can be used underneath a turntable or component.
The Delos provides a flat stable platform for isolating turntables or tube amplifiers. In addition to using IsoAcoustics patented isolation technology, the Butcher Block also provides mass. The mass of the butcher block complements the IsoAcoustics isolators to provide stability and more effectively eliminate the effects of structural vibrations and resonances.
The DELOS is always recommended when a turntable has an external motor as it will support the table and motor at the same height level.
What is the difference between zaZen and DELOS?
Both the zaZen and DELOS feature dense platforms combined with integrated IsoAcoustics isolators. They each provide a low noise floor to allow turntables and components to reveal greater clarity and detail. The DELOS series is designed for heavier turntables that weigh up to 100 lbs. and features a larger butcher block platform with larger integrated isolators. The zaZen has a lower profile and is designed for lighter turntables and components that weigh up to 40 lbs. The DELOS is available in Maple or Walnut which are both very dense and hardwoods. The zaZen platform is denser by volume, but still much lighter than the DELOS models because of its smaller size which is more ideal for lighter components.
Is the DELOS only for Turntables? Or does it also work with other components?
The DELOS works for both Turntables and other components such as tube amplifiers. The Delos decouples the turntable or components from the supporting surface to dramatically diminish structural vibrations and resonances
Does each Butcher block consistently look the same?
After seasoning, “rails” or “staves” of prime maple and walnut are hand selected and sorted. They are then cut-to-size, eliminating defects caused by nature. The laminated individual pieces of wood come together in a unique pattern of colors and grain. No two pieces of wood are ever the same. This laminated construction results in a very durable and stable structure with great acoustic properties and an aesthetically pleasing finish.
How do the isolators in the DELOS work?
The integrated isolators are based off the design of the award winning GAIA Series. The isolators use IsoAcoustics patented design which consists of a top isolator, bottom isolator and a connector. The isolation is a result of the way the 3 parts work together, so there is not a single path connecting the live equipment to the supporting surface. It is the shape, durometer and material characteristics of the isolators that are tuned for a given weight capacity. The isolators are absorbing the vibrations so they do not resonate through, or reflect off the hard supporting surface. The isolators are partially recessed into the butcher block and fastened into place for a strong connection to the butcher block.
What is the difference between the 1-3/4” (45mm) thickness and 3” (76mm) thickness for the DELOS
The thicker 3” (76mm) butcher block provides more mass. The mass of the butcher block and the component are combined to more effectively diminish structural vibrations and resonances.
How do I choose which DELOS model to use with my turntable or audio component?
The DELOS model should be selected based on the weight and dimensions of the turntable or component that they will be supporting. We recommend measuring the distance between the feet of your turntable or component and comparing it width and depth of the DELOS butcher blocks to verify how they will fit. We recommend using the online calculator for help in determining which model is recommended. The online calculator will make a product recommendation and you can submit an inquiry to have the recommendation reviewed by an IsoAcoustics representative. For lighter turntables and components, we recommend the zaZen series.
Do the DELOS butcher blocks have height adjustment?
The DELOS models are designed to be used on a level surface. The DELOS Butcher blocks do not have height adjustment.