Our new Dark Star 270 Speaker Suspension Bridges are now available. We have looked at the design, pared it down a bit and changed manufacturing methods to reduce cost, without any compromise to sound quality. These bridges offer superb isolation for speakers up to 275mm (10 1/2″) wide and almost any weight.
You may have noticed that we have been developing a new record clamp or puck, to secure your vinyl to the turntable. The idea is to clamp the record firmly to the platter to make the stylus work more efficiently. It also adds weight to the platter to further improve this. The core is designed to absorb noise in the spindle to give a cleaner signal. All of this seems to work really well. The first thing we noticed was a volume increase as the signal from the cartridge is greater. The background is quieter and the bass is delightful, hence the name “bass driver”.
We have been so impressed with the results so far that we have made a silver and ebony bass driver with the help of a dear friend and master flute maker. We hope to have some available to buy early next year.
Our new Solidair Audio Pylons are going down well. We are delighted to hear that our customers are as pleased with them as we are. These are one of the upgrades we do for the Michell Gyrodec and Orbe Turntables.
Some lovely reviews from our customers:
“…the pylons are”something else” beautiful, organic, well made and boy do they do the job. The platter now has a much more solid, positive feel, with no bouncing and the quietness between tracks on a record is scary. Excellent product all round.” RQ
“I love the new pylons for the Gyrodec, they are a big improvement over the original springs. Easy to fit and well made, they stop the deck from bouncing around all over the place when you change a record and they look great too. The sound seems a lot clearer, especially through the mid range, allowing more detail through than before. Vocals seem more real with added texture, the sound as a whole is a step up with the pylons fitted. They certainly work as claimed and I would happily recommend them to any owner of a Gyrodec. Many thanks for introducing yet another way of improving a great deck still further. Well worth the money.” AR
“As promised, I thought I would give you an update on the feet I bought from you a couple of weeks ago. They are splendid. I have placed them underneath a sheet of 10mm thick toughened glass that support my Monitor Audio GX300 speakers.
The main thing I notice is that they reveal more of the depth of the track being played. This comes across as discovering hidden backing vocals and a clearer differentiation in the instruments being played. It is much easier to discern additional instruments that were always there but could not be clearly located in the mix. The sound as a whole hangs together much more coherently and the feet have definitely made a noticeable upgrade to my system, which is all Naim apart from the Gyrodec SE (where your performance pack produces a similar excellent upgrade).
Many thanks for producing such a quality product in both and looks and performance.
We have a happy customer in Seattle, who has taken delivery of one of our Gyrodec platforms.
“Isolation Platform has arrived and successfully installed – looks good and sounds even better”
Thanks to Mr Smith for the pictures and feedback.