Shakti Hallograph


  Just wanted to throw in my 2 cents and say that the Hallograph work as described and to a remarkable degree.  After reading so many reviews both pro and con I finally purchased a pair of the Hallograph arrays.  By toeing the arrays both in and out the effect was quite like adjusting the bass and treble on a preamp.  People complain about the cost but then turn around and pay big coin on other components.  Room treatment is as important a parameter as line conditioning, cabling, vibration isolation, etc. 
alexaudio
Word of caution
Picked up a pair a while back and they degraded the sound. Discovered they do not work well with dipole speakers (Maggies). They interfere with the reflections and dispersion you need for good sound from dipoles. Has anyone else here used them with dipoles?
Alan
They work great with Magico it also depends your room.

They work great with my stats.
I have two pair. One pair is in the front corners of the room and a second pair is spread out behind the listening chair. They work very well in getting the room under control.  

The construction of the Holographs is flimsy so if they are knocked over you'll need a tube of Gorilla Glue handy in order to put Humpty Dumpty back together again.  

In addition to the Holographs, I have tube traps behind the listening position and ten Synergistic Research High Frequency Transducers (HFT's) placed around the room as directed by SR.  

The HFT's were just as effective as the Holographs in dampening unwanted feedback from the room and in taming the smearing of the sound. Considering how effective the Holographs were, that's really a good recommendation for the HFT's.  

The bottom line is ... this combination of room treatments has really had a very positive effect on the sound. Everything is locked into place. The system has a very believable, sometimes uncannily real, three dimensional presentation across a wide and very deep sound stage.   

There is no way I would want to give up any of the above mentioned room treatments, the Holographs included. They all have/had their own particular positive influences on the overall musical enjoyment that is derived from the system at this point.  Its important to realize that the room itself is just like another component in the system and should be treated as such.

OP