Sound Equipment Monroe MI

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

Best Buy
4505 Monroe St
Toledo, OH
 
J C Sound Inc
(734) 243-3641
5725 Rosewood Ave
Monroe, MI
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment

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Trs Music
(419) 475-9387
3320 Upton Ave
Toledo, OH
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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Full Score Music
(419) 473-0555
2977 Tremainsville Rd
Toledo, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Bose Factory Store
(989) 624-9666
Birch Run Premium Outlets,8825 Marketplace Drive
Birch Run, MI
 
ABC Warehouse - Oregon
(419) 693-4414
3012 Navarre Road
Oregon, OH
 
Allied Music Co
(734) 847-1772
9056 Lewis Ave
Temperance, MI
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Craigs Pianos & Keyboards
(419) 472-0202
2902 W Sylvania Ave
Toledo, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Print Music

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Dr Daves Band Aide
(419) 693-3900
2048 Starr Ave
Toledo, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Print Music

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John''s Stereo, Inc.
(269) 637-1994
08859 M-140 Hwy.
South Haven, MI
Services
Audio / Video, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video, Satellite
Brands
Marantz, Onkyo, Harman Kardon, Pioneer, Audioplex, Jamo, MTX, DCM, JVC, Toshiba, Russound, Matrix Audio, Dish Network, Sharp, Universal Remote Control
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Linda Kuhn, 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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