New York (October 2, 2007)–Radial/Primacoustic (Booth 729) will be the launch the Recoil Stabilizer at AES later this week. The Recoil is reportedly a platform designed to improve the performance of nearfield monitors by providing both isolating and stabilizing the system.
The Primacoustic Recoil Stabilizer is a floating nearfield monitor platform that reportedly eliminates disruptive resonant coupling from the loudspeaker to the stand, while providing a stable base to reduce the recoil caused by the forward energy of the loudspeaker motion.
Made from three basic components, the Recoil Stabilizer begins with a high-density urethane foam base that isolates the speaker from the shelf, monitor-bridge or stand to effectively eliminate troublesome vibration-borne resonance that would otherwise be transmitted to the substructure.
To eliminate recoil, the loudspeaker has a dense-mass (heavy) laser-cut steel plate; the added mass is said to hold the speaker in place much the same way as a gyro prevents a missile from veering off course.
To further ensure the loudspeaker does not move, a non-slip neoprene top surface is applied. This along with the isolation foam sandwich the stabilizer plate so that it does not resonate. This is augmented with a front panel that is curved to vary the mass, and eliminate the chance for a standing wave to exist.
According to the company, by reducing the backward ‘recoil’ energy as the speaker coil pushes energy forward, initial waveform transients no longer suffer lag and the sharpness of the resulting pulse is more defined.
The Recoil Stabilizer will be available in various sizes and weights to address different speaker designs and may be ordered in both standard and custom angles to precisely aim the loudspeakers for critical listening environments.