Would you like more music for not a lot of money?
Spending time at home at the moment? We believe your music system can give you more life and involvement – in modest steps.
We remove pollution in stages that reveal the true capability of the equipment you’ve bought.
Draining vibration and electrical noise
“The two sets of Zenith couplers have already taken my listening to a new level, exceeding my expectation. The improvement was immediate and obvious, and grows with each listening. Truly amazing !” – a delighted customer.
Audiophiles know that vibration – microphony – must be banned. These black “volcano” supports kill it dead, draining vibration into complex internal labyrinths where it stays – read more about these supports, now re-named as Apex.
The tips on these couplers also drain RF noise and electrical currents from the casework, to give a quieter background.
Your system is probably similar to our customer’s above, delivering only 60-70% of its potential. We can retrieve a lot more – and what’s missing is where the magic lies, the magic that keeps you riveted for hours
The magic that’s missing is being destroyed by pollution, complex combinations of vibration and radio frequency interference that literally destroy imaging, timing and “presence”, and instead overlay a hard edge, sibilance and poor imaging.
The system is downgraded and conventional box-upgrading will not recover lost information.
Digital sources – another upgrade for modest cost but big gains is to change the Ethernet cables – DATA cables.
Borrow the tools and discover the magic
We help by lending components for home trial that absorb and neutralise the damage to reveal the essence of music that grips our attention for the goose-bump response.
We specialise in thoughtful, long-term planning – read the Advice page under Equipment and at the start of each sub-section. It’s drawn from our experience with hundreds of systems in people’s own homes over more than 25 years. It’s helped to lift the clouds of confusion when they know something’s “not right” – but where to start? Is it the mains, the supports, the room? A more powerful amp? Why is the bass boomy, why is the treble harsh?
“I’m not enjoying music as much as I should, considering what I’ve spent.”
Removing pollution liberates the equipment you’ve already bought to let the system sing. Equipment supports, siting of speakers, discrete room treatments and mains cleaning from Quiescent, Vertex AQ and LeadingEdge can bring such dramatic benefits that changing components becomes secondary.
If an item seems weak we might talk about digital components from Accustic Arts and Quiescent, amplifiers from VTL or Quiescent, turntables from Spiral Groove or speakers from Kaiser.
First, establish solid, reliable foundations –
– that allow your equipment to deliver its potential, then build on them. Read the Mains/Cables/Supports sections. It could lead you to your best, most cost-effective upgrades ever. This comprehensive review from hifi+ some years ago encapsulates our approach to improving system performance and the products we sell that follow a similar philosophy, from source components to speakers. The highlighted summary at the end of the review is thought-provoking.
Have you ever thought why there’s so much secondhand equipment for sale?