How much does this platform cost?
Although I have yet to be convinced by anyone claiming that vibrational transfer can be a one-way street, or that vibrations seek 'ground' like electricity, I do agree that speakers sound best when rigidly coupled to a non-resonant floor, and that means through a rigid stand if they're small monitors. Thanks for a nicely-done review, and I will check out the website for the manufacturer.
I, too used the Sistrum SP-1 for my Velodyne HGS-18II and did notice tighter bass and less boomy. I also placed the SP-4 between the Linbrooks monitor and stand filled with Systrum micro bearings. Again, the bass is tighter, more sparkle on the trebles, better soundstaging. I also tried their hookup wires for the Linbrooks's outboard crossovers with better result in comparision to the stock DH Labs T-14 cables.
If anyone is using the Sistrum audio rack, please let me know if it makes a difference.
Thanks and best regards,
I have been to their website and can find no platform with the designation of 'SMM 1' that you mention in the title. Can't find 2 platforms that add up to $1295. Is this a product that is not on the website?
I have the 5 shelf rack with brass rod inserts and microbearing fill and 2" audiopoints. I have a tube pre on the top shelf and if I tap it with my finger I can hear the ping running down the rack. Stop laughing, you could too. It is very functional and very cool looking. It's no RixRack to look at but it's a least a component upgrade to my ears.
Sistrum all around in my system. On a post over a year ago I reported that I could hear the Sistrum platforms under my Dunlavy speakers buzzing like a nat in heat. These products are obviously being excited by resonance from the world placed upon them and are reciprocating by sending all the grunge to the underworld of ground. Warren now knows once you put these products in your system nothing else makes any sense at all. Once you hear the dynamic coherence of Sistrum there is no return to the childish world of killing the music with rubber, sand and lead..
Robert, over at Star Sound Technologies, says that they are in the midst of putting photos of their platforms, with pricing, on their website. One picture is worth a thousand words, as they say. These babies are truly cool to look at. Forgetting about the sound for a moment; there is nothing, and I mean nothing, like them design and looks wise. Very cool, indeed.
It's difficult, changing a way of thinking that has gone on for so long. Many times, it takes courage, faith in a complex not quite proven concept, and personal confidence in one's own judgement to go where no man has gone before. Or at least, very few. This is something, along those lines, I read awhile back: Bill Gates in the very very early stages of his company could not afford to pay his staff very much. He had a great idea,(concept) but hadn't really gotten things started yet. He offered, in return, stock options, (maybe it was actual stock-don't remember) which many took, and many said, "I'm outta here." Today, 200 of his staff are worth over 50 million bucks, and 10 of them are worth a billion dollars. I know, I know, not quite the same thing, but I'm hoping my review just generates enough interest to get somebody to check out these monitor platforms. (next time I'll give you my Thomas Edison rap. Remember him? He had a pretty good idea too.)
I called Robert over at Audiopoints to find out about the platforms and their younger brother. ( another outrageous speaker platform.) They are redoing their website with new photos and it should be happening in 10 days. So you'll have to wait a bit for the pictures. This has been the reason for much of my personal email regarding these platfroms. Thanks, for the emails. I believe, though, I'm not a 100%, that Audiopoits gives a money back guarentee. What do we have to lose? Shipping, perhaps. I just had a fellow audiophool over to my place to see these babies. I realize, that he wouldn't have a clue, not knowing my system as intimately as I do, what's what as far as sound goes. He did, however, think they were, on the looks side, beautiful, unique and very cool.
Rockhead- depending on the footprint size of your speakers, try the Sistrum SP-004 model- they are now under my 97-lb Coincident floor-standing speakers, and are NOT coming out...
I also use a pair of the larger SP-1's under two large tube monobock amps. Bass is tighter, microdynamics and inner detail improve, and soundstage can improve as well. Basically, no downsides, only upsides (for me anyways). They are a revolutionary product, and I haven't even TRIED the equipment rack yet...
Hi Sutts, always good to read your posts. I have been talking about the Sistrum products for close to a year. Glad to see so many finding out what a great product this company is producing. Starsound makes many products. I have yet to find one that doesn't improve the sound, be it PC, IC, or their racks for gear or for speaker support. Starsound products will be competitve if not the king of the hill for at least the near future. They are never satisfied being second best. I am in no way connected with Starsound, but I wish i was. With a 30 day trial why hesitate to give their products a trial?
Rockhead your VR's would improve dramatically sitting upon Sistrum Sp-1. I know this to be true. I use SP1's under my dual Paradigm Servo15's. Want to hear coherent bass with no overhang or resonant coloration to the midrange. Make sure you use the APCD discs with these platforms. These discs will protect and enhance, as well speed away nasty resonance to ground.. I use the Sistrum SP001,s under my almost still Dunlavy SCIV's. This particular speaker and platform seem to meld together as one..
Patrick, I use APCD discs on the top set of points, those that face up at the bottom of the speaker. The bottom set of points penetrate the carpet and pad and then onto the concrete floor underneath. Remember I have, almost still Dunlavy SC4's. These 6ft.tall speakers reside upon Sistrum stands in my listening room. After a couple of days the stands, speakers and your floor meld into one complete unit. Physically more stable as well as musically more stable..Thanks, Tom..
I just sent all my discs (APCD) back to Star Sound Techn...because, although they look great, and do protect whatever, from a .5mm slight indentation, they are still in the way of perfect resonance transferrence. Robert, over at audiopoints.com said you're always better off grounding the point to the source, without the disc. I just ordered two SP 1 Sistrums for my integrated and CDP. While the points I had these coupled with were great, this next move is the way to go, for me, just short of their Sistrum Rack System. I'm placing the SP 1s on a simple wood rack that also have audio points screwed into the legs. It's going to look and sound wonderful. Should have them next week. Will give you a sonic report.