Sound Equipment Atlanta GA

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Best Buy
2537 Piedmont Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA
 
Best Buy
1210 Caroline St Ne
Atlanta, GA
 
Advanced Premises Systems, Inc.
(404) 843-8283
3921 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Crestron, Lutron, Runco, Kaleidescapce, Marantz, James Loudspeaker, Monitor Audio, Elk, Acoustic Innovations, Elan, Sunfire, EnCo Technologies.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Gus Cueto, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Georgia Home Theater
(770) 955-8909
2516 Cobb Pkwy.
Smyrna, GA
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation

Best Buy
1201 Hammond Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA
 
Linder Security Systems, Inc.
(404) 266-9767
1575 Northside DriveSte. 320
Atlanta, GA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Brands
Control 4, Bosch, Honeywell, HAI, Sony, Panasonic,Denon, Russound, Fujitsu, Pioneer, Bose, Niles, Harmon Kardon, JBL.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Benjamin English, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Michael Loggins, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Audio Automation & Theater
(404) 842-1900
333 Buckhead Avenue #200
Atlanta, GA
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation

Interactive Automation
(770) 455-4578
5593 Peachtree Rd.
Atlanta, GA
 
Norman''s Electronics Inc.
(770) 451-5057
3653 Clairmont Road
Atlanta, GA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Brands
Russound, Samsung, Sharp, Marantz, Sony
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Bryan Reiss, CEDIA Certified Professional Installer I

Best Buy
2460 Cobb Pkwy Se
Smyrna, GA
 

Grand Prix Audio Formula Shelf

grand prix audio

Formula Shelf and Apex Footers

as reviewed by Greg Weaver

 

 

 

It has been nearly three years since I reviewed the superlative and, to these ears, unsurpassed, Grand Prix Audio Monaco Modular Isolation system. Since that time, I have gradually been able to improve upon its original spectacular effectiveness, one-step at a time.

The first improvement came when I was asked to review the Redpoint Model D turntable. Alvin Lloyd was kind enough to send me a Formula Shelf to evaluate in its roll supporting the 135-pound behemoth music maker from Peter Clark. Even though the three-quarters of an inch thick clear acrylic top shelf of my original system would have been adequate to support the weight of the Model D, it somehow seemed the appropriate opportunity to make the move to the cost-no-object, unique cellular structure and cross-linked resin system Formula shelf.

The distinctive core material used in the GPA Formula Shelf was developed originally for nuclear facilities, aerospace, and aviation isolation applications. The distinctive looking carbon fiber shell, combined with this proprietary core, exhibits a high strength to weight ratio, and provides substantial resistance to the transmission of vibration across a broad frequency range.

To stop at calling the GPA Formula Shelf merely effective would be like proclaiming the Arctic Circle can get "chilly" in winter. Replacing the clear acrylic top shelf under the Model D, the formula shelf's impact and contribution was more significant than I could have imagined, even given my previous experience with all things GPA. I was afforded even more space than previously, in all three dimensions, as well as more accurate sizing and more clearly defined localization of instruments. The original velvety black quietness became even quieter! The overall background calm established from which the music emanates was even darker with the formula shelf in place... I sent my check!

Interestingly, at the same time he had sent the Formula Shelf, he included a set of the Apex footers. Each of the three just under an inch and a half tall Apex footers is fabricated from two hand-laminated, high-pressure vacuum-cured layers of Carbon fiber. Those two layers, both the outer skin and the core/base of the device, are decoupled via a proprietary damping polymer.

The super-dense polymer (also used in the upright columns of their Monaco SE) separating the core/base segment of the Apex from its outer skin was developed in collaboration with one of their former racing aerospace partners. Alvin claims that it exhibits a far higher energy dissipation ratio than any of the metals or compounds commonly used for other component isolation footers, and is just one of many claimed technological advances Grand Prix Audio enjoys over its competition.

By presenting three dissimilar materials boundaries to the e...

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