Sound Equipment Secaucus NJ

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

SAMS CLUB
(201) 974-0702
300 Park Place
Secaucus, NJ
Recycling Services
Recycle Ink - No landfill guarantee

Sixth Avenue Electronics City
(201) 865-6444
3129 Kennedy Boulevard
North Bergen, NJ
 
Best Buy
(201) 792-8399
125 18Th Street
Jersey City, NJ
 
Technik 1
(212) 594-5353
516 West 29th Street
New York, NY
Services
Car Audio

Sixth Avenue Electronics City
(201) 839-6133
701 Route 440 South
Jersey City, NJ
 
Best Buy
(201) 325-2277
925 Paterson Plank Rd.
Secaucus, NJ
 
P.C. Richards
(201) 348-6400
5200 Kennedy Blvd.
West New York, NJ
 
B&H Photo Video, Pro Audio
(212) 239-7500
420 Ninth Ave
New York, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- James Stuart, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Sensorium AV
(212) 246-9308
116 Central Park SouthSte. 3N
New York, NY
Services
Acoustical Design, Audio / Video, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Wire and Cable / Power Management
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Bryan Bilgore, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Best Buy
1880 Broadway
New York, NY
 

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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