SOUND QUALITY BY DESIGN, ISOACOUSTICS
One of the unsuspecting heroes of the Melbourne International HiFi Show last year was not a speaker or an amplifier, but actually a humble speaker stand on duty in the JBL demonstration suite.
The question asked by many punters at the show and in photos on social media was just what brand the stands were, and where to buy them? The good news is they're now available.
IsoAcoustics, which has been supplying its patented designs to the Professional Audio and Consumer markets since 2012, has in five short years amassed an impressive number of industry awards and accolades for its ability to deliver dramatically improved sonic performance and exceptional build quality. IsoAcoustics says they have grown rapidly and their products are now sold in over 60 countries.
After and extensive testing period, Australian distributor, Convoy, have announced they will make two ranges available in Australia known as the ‘Aperta’ Series and the ‘GAIA’ Series.
The GAIA isolators are machined isolation feet, supplied in sets of four that incorporate IsoAcoustics’ patented design to provide a high degree of speaker isolation, while resisting lateral movement and oscillations, to maintain alignment with the listening position. Internal reflections from the hard supporting surface are attenuated resulting in greater sound clarity and openness. There are three models, GAIA 1, GAIA 2 and GAIA 3, designed to suit speakers weighing up to 100kg per speaker. Prices range from $299.50 for a set of 4.
The Aperta Series is a range of stands that allow for the full three-dimensional soundstage in your music, as seen supporting the marvellous JBL 4367 speakers at last year's show. The addition of Aperta stands to virtually any loudspeaker eliminates reflections from being conducted back into the structure that creates bass smear and results in a lack of clarity and openness.
Sculpted from aluminium frames, the Aperta creates a parallelogram structure with isolators in the top and bottom sections to provide a high level of separation of sound. To adjust performance and response of the stands, they are tuned by managing the shape, thickness and durometer of the isolators.
There's also built-in tilt adjustment that can be dialled-in 6.5 degrees upward and downwards to optimise your speaker placement and focus. The results are immediately obvious. Aperta stands are priced from $249 RRP.
Geoff Matthews, Managing Director of Convoy, told StereoNET:
When we first experienced how IsoAcoustics isolators could transform the performance of our favourite speakers, we could hardly believe our ears! We’re truly delighted to be offering this exceptional product range to the Australian market.
IsoAcoustics is available now. Ask your local Specialist Retailer for more information.
StereoNET's Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the annual International HiFi Show.
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