Taking cues from Isaac Newton, Canadian inventor Dave Morrison is launching the ISO·L8R155, a unique line of speaker stands from IsoAcoustics. Thanks to a patented isolation technology, the stands permit speakers to “float” in free space, allowing listeners to hear authentic sound; they effectively eliminate energy transfer to surrounding surfaces. “The design is state-of-the-art, yet the principle is hundreds of years old,” explains Morrison. “It’s based on Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Reciprocating Motion: ‘For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.’”
Under normal conditions, the speaker cone moves forward causing the enclosure to move back. IsoAcoustics stands move in a direction sympathetic to the sound source. They are the only stands designed to address the three elements that optimize speaker performance: Placement, Isolation and Focus (PIF).
The patented isolation system decouples low frequency vibrations from the supporting surfaces, while providing superior mid-range audio imaging as it encourages all movement to remain on-axis. Tilt and height adjustments optimize positioning. The isolation and response of the stand is a function of the isolator’s shape, volume and density. Supporting tubes move for and aft, while resisting secondary movements and oscillations. Bass becomes tighter and overall imaging is improved.
At 6.0 x 7.5 inches, the ISO·L8R155 is specifically designed for all 4- to 7-inch near-field studio monitors. The stands have a height of up to 9 inches to raise and tilt high-frequency tweeters to ear level. The stands ship with two lengths of tubing, 3- and 8-inch, which will optimize listening positions in virtually any studio or home environment.
The ISO·L8R155 will be unveiled on January 19, 2012 at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, then subsequently available in retail stores and on-line (on January 31st, 2012).
Contact: IsoAcoustics | isoacoustics.com