Nice review, very thorough!
I agree. I've been using the same line of equipment (audio points, monoblock stands, systrum 6 shelf rack) for quite a while and have also been very pleased. I know several Audiogon members have switched over to the Star Sound product line over the past few years and are also happy.
Once you go Sistrum, you'll never go back. I have a pair of the larger SP-6 racks and they are superb. I have also used the Sp-1 under previous Theta Dreadnaught SS amp, and have used the smaller SP-004's under Coincident Super Eclipses, and that was the best I ever had those speakers sounding.
I have since moved up to the Coincident Total Victory, and the SP-004's are just not big enough- Robert needs to come up with a stable speaker platform for larger, narrow but deep speakers such as mine. Another hidden gem in this company's lineup are the Sonoran Plateau interconnects- solid-core copper design with micro-bearing shielding and beautiful Vandenhul connnectors- noise floor is incredibly low, and at the price, these giant-killers are superb...
Great review Jack. I know what you mean. Or, how about, I second that. Can you get anymore laconic than that. Wait to you see and hear the speaker monitor platforms I'm using. You've probably read my review. Robert tells me I'm one of the only people in the world to own these babies. They are going to have them on their website by January with pictures and all the white paper. They will retail for $1400. They are unbelievable. You're a coupler, baby. There's no going back. peace, warren
Outstanding review. I am experiencing similar results having installed audiopoints and coupling discs under my speaker stands and equipment racks and all my components. I just installed some Micro-Bearing fill material in my speaker stands and system performance has improved again. I am honestly stunned at how realistic my system sounds now. This is an entirely new system now.
It is outstanding products like these from Star Sound that make this hobby fun and worthwhile to me. Totally satisfied.
Please, let me see pics so I can understand the setup!
Pictures at www.audiopoints.com the ones for the Audio Note Es are just 10 inch versions of the stands you see on the site.
I just want to say.That the people at STAR SOUND are some of the BEST people to work with on getting your system to sound the best it can.Thanks to ROBERT and the STAR SOUND gang.
Warrenh- do you have any pics of your custom speaker stands?
I wish I did. If I only had a digital camera. My speaker stands are the most outrageously beautiful design I have ever seen. There's absolutely nothing like them: ANYWHERE! You read Jack's review. Imagine his speaker stands on coupling steriods, if you will. Haven't read my review, since I wrote it. I think I gave a description? Anyway, they will soon be on their website, to look at, and purchase. Perhaps Robert has a picture he could send you. audiopoints.com be the place to start.
Just looked at my review. No description. Well here goes: Picture 3 black dunce caps. The top coming to a flat 1 1/2" surface, and the bottom to about a 6" surface. Each dunce cap is 20lbs, designed and filled with patent pending metalurgy and concrete. They are covered with a lovely thin black cloth. At the top of each cone/dunce cap, if you will, is a 1 1/2" audiopont facing point up. (screws into the cone). At the bottom of each cone are 3 1 1/2" cones pointing down. They screw into the bottom, as well. Two cones in the front and one in the back: speaker on top. That's the best I can do. Your brain has to take it from there. I bought them sight unseen with less of a description, but I trusted Robert's raves about the stand as well as the hands on listening experiences I had with their other Sistrum product. Of course, if didn't like them, I would get a full refund. I had nothing to lose. And man, what I gained. My friends, who love my system, (not really for the sound, but for how loud and deep the bass can go. Can you relate?) love the design. Soon you'll see. More importantly: you will hear!
Warrens system... $21,000 Digital camera... $200 Come on man!
Finally!! Pictures on the audiopoints website of the Sistrum speaker platform system I've been raving about. EUREKA!! They are quite cool, don't you think? Ever seen anything like them before? peace, warren
Warren, are you talking about the S.U.P.P.O.R.T. series stands? They are weird looking!
Can somebody please help this company put together a decent web site?
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Ever hear that? I love them. They look so cool with the speakers atop. Everyone who comes to my place,finds them extremely cool, different, out there. With all the brass from the audiopoints, plus the diskettes at the bottom, in contrast to the black: very cool, indeed. And let's not forget the sonics: tremendous.