Sound Equipment Lake Geneva WI

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OneHomeCinema
(847) 838-0604
P.O.Box 642
Antioch, IL
Services
Acoustical Design, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Brands
Crestron, Krell, Vidikron, Stewart Filmscreen, James Loudspeaker, Sonance, Klipsch, Monster Cable, Bass Industries, Fortress Seating, and Middle Atlantic Racks are our main lines. We are involved in automation of blinds, drapes and shades.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Larry Heuvelman, CGR, CR, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Jhs Musics
(262) 764-4725
440 Hawthorne St
Burlington, WI
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Best Buy
2452 E Springs Dr
Madison, WI
 
Seuss Electronics
(920) 733-6464
2520 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Appleton, WI
Services
Home Audio

Audio Ventures
(262) 896-9000
S30 W24670 Sunset Dr.
Waukesha, WI
Services
Home Audio, Authorized Service Center

Geo R Breber Music Co Inc
(262) 723-2233
Po Box 206
Elkhorn, WI
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Antioch Music
(847) 838-3635
911 Main St
Antioch, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Automation Arts, Inc.
(608) 831-5012
3308 Nursery Drive
Middleton, WI
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Crestron, Da-Lite, Denon, Energy, James Loudspeaker, Liberty Cable, Lutron Homeworks Interactive, Middle Atlantic, Mitsubishi, Monster Cable, Monster Power, Panasonic Phone Systems, Parasound, Request, Runco, Russound, Sonance, Velodyne.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Erik Borgen, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Tracey Dunn, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Geoff Eidsmoe, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Jason Rogers, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

University Audio
(608) 284-0001
402 South Park Street
Madison, WI
 
Audio Emporium
(414) 354-5082
8766 N. Deerwood Drive
Brown Deer, WI
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation

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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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