Sound Equipment Weslaco TX

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

Audio Systems Mobile
(956) 683-7555
3321 W. Expressway 83
McAllen, TX
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation

Guitar Phonics
(956) 787-3941
116 W 10Th St
San Juan, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Mr Music
(956) 425-2731
2000 S Expy 83
Harlingen, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Prime Custom Electronics
(281) 686-2054
29101 FM 2978 RdSte. B5
Magnolia, TX
Services
Acoustical Design, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video, Wire and Cable / Power Management
Brands
Niles,ONKYO, DENON, PIONEER, PANASONIC, JBL, ENERGY, CANTON, POLK, Proficient audio, Samsung, Toshiba, SHARP AQUOS, MITSUBISHI Diamond, Furman, Panamax and much more..
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Shane Pasha, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

SAMS CLUB
(972) 496-3956
5150 North Garland Avenue
Garland, TX
Recycling Services
Recycle Ink - No landfill guarantee

Home Entertainment by D-Tronics
(956) 992-0412
302 South 10th Street
McAllen, TX
Services
Audio / Video, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Wire and Cable / Power Management
Brands
Pioneer Elite, Yamaha, Adcom, Sony, Samsung, JVC, Mitsubishi, Initial, Sonance, Klipsch, ADS, Definitive Technologies, Russound, Zon Audio, Harmony Remotes, Da-Lite, Screen Innovations, Panamax, Acoustic Innovations
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Abel Solis, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Hermes Music Of Mcallen
(956) 682-4341
830 N Cage Blvd
Pharr, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, DJ Equipment

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Best Buy
(512) 990-4699
19000 Limestone Commercial Dr
Pflugerville, TX
 
Advanced Audio/Video
(713) 963-9412
3733-1 Westheimer Road #6889
Houston, TX
Services
Home Audio

SAMS CLUB
(817) 428-3700
6375 Ne Loop 820
North Richland Hills, TX
Recycling Services
Recycle Ink - No landfill guarantee

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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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