Sound Equipment Ballston Spa NY

Local resource for sound equipment in Ballston Spa. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to audio equipment and sound accessories, as well as advice and content on audio technology.

Core Control Systems LLC
(518) 857-8049
60 West Avenue Suite 4
Saratoga Springs, NY
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation, Appointment Only

Hermies Music Store
(518) 374-7433
727 State St
Schenectady, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Best Buy
(718) 348-2739
369 Gateway Drive
Brooklyn, NY
 
Audio Services
(845) 359-6622
23 Rockland Park Dr
Tappan, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Brands
Elan,Russound,Panasonic,Monster Cable,Denon,Marantz,Nuvo,Samsung,Niles, Nutone,Sharp,JBL,Lutron,Hitachi,Niles ICS, DVDO,Pioneer,TruAudio,Escient,Request,Universal.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Carl Grosso, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Westchester Audio Video Design Group
(914) 921-0099
500 Mamaroneck AveSte. 320
Harrison, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
AI Theaters, Arcam, Cambridge Audio, Control4, Crestron, Denon, Focal-JM Lab, JVC Pro, Kaleidescape, Lutron, Martin Logan, Mitsubishi, Niles, Pioneer Elite, REL, Request, Richard Gray, Samsung, Sharp Aquos, Snell, Sony, Stewart
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Enrique Eboli, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Only Guitar Shop
(518) 371-1232
1 Nottingham Way S
Clifton Park, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Drome Sound Music Store
(518) 370-3701
3905 State St
Schenectady, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Tarr Technology Consulting
(646) 536-3899
336 West 37th St. Suite 702
Lynbrook, NY
 
P. C. Richard & Son
(718) 224-6400
42-99 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Bayside, NY
 
HD4U
(516) 647-1068
628 LONG ISLAND AVE
DEER PARK, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Designing for Individuals with Special Needs, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Wire and Cable / Power Management
Brands
Nuvo distributed audio systems (direct dealer) Hitachi (direct dealer) Niles Ominimount Boston Sherwood and much more
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Tomasz Myszke, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

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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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