Room Tweaking Taken to Another Level
Wasn’t so long ago an Australian supplier arrived at my house with a magic suitcase full of tuning ‘buttons’. I watched bemused as he Blu-tacked half or dozen or so at strategic heights on the walls of my listening room.
I was left dumbfounded and gobsmacked after hearing the difference these tuning buttons had on the overall sound. It beggared disbelief and this is an audio flake who has tried some of Peter Belt’s wackiest tuning tips. Those were the days when following Belt’s (or reviewer Jimmy Huge’s) advice, placing one-inch square pieces of common paper under one foot of a Linn LP12 turntable and listening for the difference.
So I’m prepared to afford Synergistic Research's HFT’s 'tuning buttons' because I’ve heard what Peter Hansen’s innovation can do to the overall sound of your system.
Synergistic is the right name for this company. Because the yield in ‘listenability’ is organic rather than incremental. Yes they’re audio masters of all trades, and they will enhance room acoustics, and yes they will work wonders with speaker cabinets and so on and so forth. The interesting thing is no matter how they’re used, they seem to work and music becomes that much more enjoyable.
Ask Peter how they work and he’ll give you a detailed synopsis. Better yet pop down to Melbourne HiFi or one of National Audio Group’s and try the experiment for yourself.
John and Con, the duo who run Melbourne HiFi have already installed the HFTs in the stores listening rooms. Easy matter to hear the room with and without HFts.
A set of five HFTs will set you back a reasonable $355.
For further information, please contact National Audio Group.
One of the veterans of the Australian HiFi industry, if there's a speaker he's likely heard it or owned it at some point in his career. Peter was formerly the audio-video editor of the Herald Sun for over two decades.
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