Stillpoints universal resonance dampers ($299 for set of three, pictured here) and also their Risers ($99 for set of three). These are basically mini shock absorbers to reduce resonance and are said to lower the noise floor while also enhancing the dynamics and definition of the music. This is their new prototype amplifier stand.
Stillpoints debuted their new ESS (Equipment Suspension System, $4,100) four shelf unit, includes four Stillpoints for the base. Various materials are used to attenuate resonances including mass dampening and wire suspension.
Got Vinyl? Here at T.H.E. Show boxes and boxes of vinyl, both new and used, are for sale by Audiophile USA. Get it while the Gettin's good.
In the Halco, winners of the Enjoy the
Music.com™ Best of 2003
Award, were the Wilson Audio MAXX ($42,000, with MAXX 2 being announced) floorstanding loudspeakers being driven by bridged Halcro DM68 monoblock amplifiers ($18,995 each).
In the Halcro room was the HRX turntable (Hot Rd X, $10,000 with tonearm and speed controller). A clamping ring is mounted on the platter to both reduce resonance and also increase inertia. A VPI JMW Memorial tonearm is included.
What happens when you mix 20 midrange drivers and 21 ribbon tweeters? You get the Epiphany Audio super tall 7-foot high loudspeakers! They were mated with Edge
Electronics' Signature One Pre Amp ($8,950) switchable stereo to 6-channel, Edge Audio Signature One monoblock amplifiers ($31,000 per pair) and their Power Cubed3 ($2,500). The new Power Cubed3 is claimed to eliminate virtually any amount of residual DC on the AC line while also filtering for RFI/EMI.
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