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Mpingo Cone MC-03 set , small, standard

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Product Name Mpingo Cone MC-03 set , small, standard
Price USD 76.00
Overview · African blackwood = Mpingo (Swahili name)
· Feet base under bottom of hi-fi equipment
· Very good effective shape for high-end audio accessory
· Vertical grain direction for fastest resonant diffusion
Product Summary Size : Φ32 x 25H (mm) , 3ea/set
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(Item price & shipping cost reduction approx. 10% due to exchange rate fluctuation. 2022.6.26~)

This item is a very exellent sound-improving audio accessory to use outstanding resonant
properties of Mpingo wood.

The cone shape device is very good effective high-end audio accessory generalized already.
Our Mpingo cone has vertical grain direction for fastest resonant diffusion.

There is no specific frequency booming phenomenon with the equipment chassis which appears
by the spike kind of metal quality material.

The moment you put Mpingo cone under your equipment, the sound will be changed obviously.
Base become clear and tighter, and detail of sound revive.

Mpingo cone have prominent transmission ability, and so the sound difference changes sensitively
according to each setting point as well as up-down setting.
Therefore, it is recommended to apply on your system after most optimal settings.

     
         This item is selling as a set of 3 pieces for 3-point support.


Description  : 

  
   1) Model : MC-03 (Mpingo Cone, small, standard)

   2) Size : Φ32 x 25H (mm) , Φ1.26 x 1H (inch).

         * Φ10 x 8 mm (Φ0.39 x 0.31 inch) depth grooves on the bottom for woodturning.
         * Size tolerance : approx. +/- 0.5mm with uniform height.
         * Finishing : 2~3 kinds of premium German natural oil applied on sanded surface.
         * Handmade by trained woodturning skills in Korea.
         * Material quality : processed with sound squares selected very strictly from 5~7 years
                                      air-dried blocks in Korea after import from East Africa.
         * There are some distribution of wood grain & color in part due to natural material.

   3) other models :
                      Model              Size(mm)        Size(inch)                 Remark

           1) MC-03 (Small)      Φ32 x 25H      Φ1.26 x 1H         standard, in-stock  ←  This listing item. 
           2) MC-04 (Middle)    Φ42 x 30H      Φ1.65 x 1.18H       custom-order.
           3) MC-05 (Large)     Φ54 x 35H      Φ2.12 x 1.37H       custom-order.
           4) Tapped cone on bottom surface for feet : custom-order.

                This item is selling as a set of 3 pieces for 3-point support.

Application  :

         -.  Feet base of audio equipment like turntable, amp. , cdp etc.

About material  :  African blackwood (Mpingo)

       -. Mpingo : Swahili name of African Blackwood ( Swahili : East African local language)

                          Botanical name : Dalbergia melanoxylon
           
               
Density(air-dry) : 1.3 

        -. African blackwood listed by CITES as a protected wood since Jan. 2017.
           (CITES : Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
           But, all our raw materials of this wood species were imported in Korea legally from Tanzania on 2002~2004.
           Please refer above photo of official 'Pre-Convention Certificate' issued by Korea government CITES authorities.

        -.  Mpingo is much different species from Ebony wood.
                  Ebony : Botanical name : Diospyros spp. (Ebenaseae), about 200 kinds of species.
                                  Density(air-dry) : 0.9~1.0

        -.  Mpingo is renowned for its lots of defects like cracks, splits, knots, worm holes, etc.
            in the log itself, 
and so result in very poor cutting yield ratio to certain size.

         -. 
Acoustic properties :
              
Its stability and lovely tonal qualities make it well-knownd as "The Tree of Music"
             
and it has often used for woodwind musical instrument traditionally like clarinets,
             oboes, bagpipes.
             
Also, Mpingo is recognized already as outstanding resonant accessories to high-end
             audiophiles worldwide.





Buyer's review :

        -. "The sound change become wider depending on the cone size.
               Normally you can get the effect using three feet under equipment.
               The larger size comes the bass and high tone more naturally.

               I figured out sound balance with Mpingo cone, and then controled
               the background or details with Mpingo blocks.                
              The sound was hard to upset, but I could controlled by using Mpingo products.
              Very appreciated."

         -. " Better effect than the cable change of over USD4,000 amount.
            The reverberation effect become higher when conical point upward, and
               its sound become more hardened when conical point downward."

         -. (Below is very famous audiophile’s review listed on our homepage after using our Mpingo blocks.
            
He is managing audio community site as a side work, and is supported by so many audiophile members
            in Korea. 
From his long experience, he developed many equipments and useful accessories.)

          
“I became assured ‘My sound’ at least with over twenty years audiophile careers,
           and so I stopped to swap the equipments for a moment. 
But, I started newly just ‘accessory mischief’.
           I have exprienced almost accessories selling in Korea.          
           
Among them, I recommend to everybody below 3 items with assured higher effect.
            -. 
BDR Cone
            -. 
Van audio AVR
            -. 
CD Shaver
           N
ow I am seriously thinking about adding one more. It’s just ‘clubWOOD Mpingo items’.
 
           
When evaluate audio accessories, it is useless to express such as soundstage, transparency,
           treble change etc. 
That’s why all accessories become different depending on the user's system.
           B
ut for me, I have the only one unchangeable sound change point, 
It’s just ‘bass density’.
           
If bass density become better, I believe that system should be upgrade one step without question.
           The remaining elements are naturally come with.
           
Mpingo makes bass density upgrade one step definitely, and all while never to dry.
           
This means Mpingo has strong advantage not to care about any equipments.
           
This Mpingo is definitely superior than Ebony which was hot with joint production on many communities.
           
Obviously, this is as equipment-change level or more than that.
           
No, this is rather than a gain as there are no reason to fail when change equipment.
           
I got very amusing toy after a long time.
           
I will order more Mpingo items tomorrow and want to play with them."


        -. " ~ I then purchased MD-02 discs and MC-03 cones from Clubwood.com.
           I have had excellent results with their Mpingo wood products.
           Inserting the MC-03 cones under the feet moved the sound very close to what I was searching for,
           putting the MD-02 discs under the cones made a little more improvement.
           I have now glued the cones to the bottom of the feet and am working on my Garrard 301.

           In summary I have from bottom to top -- Stillpoints, 1.5" Boos cutting board, Clubwood MD-02 disc,
           Clubwood MC-03 cone, slate foot." 
           (above photo from buyer, D.J. USA,  quoted from Lencoheaven forum)           
            
                      Don't miss your chance to enjoy more improved sound!


About us  :

                                    
     We 'clubWOOD' are a manufacturer of premium quality woodcrafts in Korea
      and import various exotic hardwood directly from East Africa.
      You can find out our all selling items by searching 'clubWOOD' keyword.
   
Shipment  :
      -. We will ship your order within 2~3 business days via international standard post airmail.
      -. Tracking number should be provide after shipment for every order.
      -. Import duties/taxes and charges are not included and buyer's responsibility.

Contact us  :

     We are willing to respond to your inquiry, especially in case of large quantity order.
     If you have a question of this item or overall question, please feel free to contact us.  Thanks.

 

Payment Information

We accept the following forms of payment : only PayPal  (account : asante325@hotmail.com)

Shipping Information

  • - Shipping Method : Basically by Post Office, standard (called K-packet) or EMS.
  • - Shipping Area : Worldwide, but there are many countries which are not available standard shipping, even express (like ems) shipping under pendemic.
                              Therefore, even if the order has received, it may discuss about upgrade matter to more expensive shipping method.
  • - Shipping Rate : Shipping cost varies and referred to in each item listing. Normally, over USD200 total amount will be ship by express way (EMS).
  • - Delivery Time : 2 - 5 days

  • Please take into consideration that some products may take additional time for delivery and processing.
    Important : Your order is shipped once your payment has been cleared. Please contact our customer service center if you would like to request an exchange or return on your order.

    - Customs and Duties

    The recipient will be held responsible for international shipments which may be subject to import duties and taxes.

    Please be advised that these charges are levied by the destination country and we do not have control over them.
    In the case that the recipient refuses to receive the parcel, the order will be returned to Korea and will not be re-shipped.
    Relevant expenses (round-trip shipping, customs, etc.) will be deducted from the refund.

Returns & Exchanges

1. Address for returns and exchanges :
- [10911] 128-24 Sangjiseok-gil, Paju-si, Gyunggi-do, Korea (South) clubWOOD

2. Requirements :

Please take into consideration that we only accept qualifying returns but not exchanges. Refunds are issued once the returned products clear our inspection.

  1) An item is eligible for cancellation if :
      - you posted a Return request within 24 hours of payment and your order is still under “Pending” status (if your order is under “Preparing Shipment” status,
        please contact our customer service center) or
      - the order is delayed for more than 10 days since payment and you have not received any notification regarding the delay; or
      - the ordered item is out of stock.

2) We accept return(s) if :
     - you receive a product different from your order; or
     - you receive a defective product.

    ** Return Instructions

     (1) Post a return request on our Return forum within three days of receipt.
          You are required to attach the photos of the received product(s) and include the item code, the order number, and the reason for the return.
     (2) A customer service representative will be in contact to assist you by email or phone.
     (3) Items returned must be in their original condition, which includes tags and any packaging. Also, you need to include a note of your order number, name, and user ID.

      * Please be advised that returns are accepted ONLY IF you followed the instructions above and your return request has been approved by our staff.
         Returns that are shipped to us without any prior consent are not accepted.
      * Please note that EVEN the defective/incorrect item(s) must be returned with all of the tags and labels intact. The item(s) must be sent in their original packaging and unworn.
      * Please include all contents of the original package and free gifts (if applicable) in your return packaging.
      * Shipping fee for any return caused by our fault will be paid by the company.
         However, if EMS’ cash on delivery is not possible then you can scan the return receipt and either mail it with the item to return or post an image of it on the forum.
         The shipping fee will be refunded once the returned item has arrived.

3) We do not accept return(s) if :
     - you are returning the items just because you changed your mind (on size, color, etc.)
     - you are returning shoes, bags, or any other accessories
     - the products are damaged due to your mishandling
     - your return request is not approved by our staff

   The following items are not considered defective :
      * Items that are originally manufactured without tags or labels
      * Items with creases that may have been made while shipping
      * Items with unsatisfactory/incomplete finish due to mass production

4) If there is a missing item from your order :
      * Contact our customer service center by phone or by forum (if you cannot reach us by phone) within 1 day of delivery.
      * Please keep all contents of the original package including packaging material (boxes, plastic bags etc.) with you until you are instructed otherwise.

Please note that we may not be able to process the refund for your missing item if you lose or damage any packaging material.

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