He said: I can’t say how it compares to room-correction hardware made of wood and metal and fiber, but I do know that the DRC205 is a heck of a lot easier to install and set up properly than are bass traps and acoustic tiles, and takes up a lot less room.
The gist: Repeat after me: Must address my room. Must address my room.
Prices: $10,660 (MXR), $2495 each (M3)
He said: First, the means employed by Chief Engineer Michael Latvis to mitigate all manner of vibration is, by any subjective or objective standard, extreme. Second, from what I can see, the materials used are the absolute best the industry has to offer.
The gist: The ultimate in vibration control for your SOTA sound system.
Prices: $5995 (SXR), $1695 (S1), $195 (Damping Plate), $32.50 (Nimbus Coupler), $43 (Nimbus Spacer)
He said: Audition a Harmonic Resolution Systems SXR rack, Nimbus System, and Damping Plates, and see what a coherent, complementary, and thoroughly choreographed resonance-control system can do for your components.
The gist: If vibrations are the disease, here’s the cure.
He said: By giving you the choice of audiophile quality listening via speakers or headphones, you get the best of both worlds wrapped up in a neat little package.
The gist: Working late at the office never sounded so good.
He said: Phiaton has a long road to travel to be the equal of the big boys of the headphone world, but then, those companies aren’t producing headphones that offer the looks and sound of the MS 400s along with factory-direct pricing.
The gist: High-tech ear candy.
Price: $295 per set of 12
He said: For those skeptical of the benefits of cable elevators, I particularly recommend an audition of these. Regardless of the scientific rationale, products like the Dark Field elevators and the effect they have on the sound keep the audiophile hobby fun and interesting.
The gist: Elevate those bad boys.