Stillpoints Aperture Acoustic Panels

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Stillpoints Aperture Acoustic Panels

$675.00

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Stillpoints Aperture Acoustic Panels

$675.00

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    MY TAKE: Addressing acoustics issues in the listening environment is likely the single biggest missed opportunity among audiophiles. Stillpoints novel Aperture Acoustical Panels offer an easy path to elevating the performance of your audio system by reducing the negative effects of room-induced reflections. Controlling those reflections with a combination of both absorption and diffusion, Aperture Panels patented technology (Aperture Patent US 9,702,143) provides simple yet effective control of acoustics in the listening environment. - Galen Carol


    The Stillpoints Aperture acoustic panels represent a whole new form of acoustical treatment. The Stillpoints Aperture is actually three products in one: an absorber, a diffuser, and a resonator. Due to its revolutionary design, it is impossible to directly compare the performance parameters of the Stillpoints Aperture to a conventional acoustic panel made of fiberglass. The performance specifications of the Stillpoints Aperture continually adapt to the dynamic changes in amplitude and frequency of the audio/video system generating the waveforms within the acoustical environment. At any given amplitude and frequency a “snapshot” measurement of performance could be taken, but, that static measurement does not explain the reality of how the Stillpoints Aperture actually performs.


    When using conventional acoustic panels made of typical absorbing materials, there will be only one volume level at which the absorbing material will control the acoustic energy within the room adequately. (This is a static system.) At volumes above that level, you would need more absorption. At volumes below that level, you will have too much absorption and the room will sound lifeless, dark, and dull. The Stillpoints Aperture utilizes a blend of absorption materials, and unique design of internal chambers to trap acoustic energy. The diffusion aspect of the Stillpoints Aperture breaks up the waveforms which will aid mid to high-frequency absorption and reduction. The resonator aspect of the Stillpoints Aperture offers control of the lower frequencies only when it’s needed. Thoughtful placement can achieve wonderfully controlled bass frequencies with dynamic lifelike quality and speed. With bass energy controlled, one can enjoy a light, lively, sparkling room of shimmering cymbals and explosive drum attacks, with wonderfully clear midrange and vocals at all amplitude levels.


    The Stillpoints Aperture is the only acoustical product that will give you both absorption and diffusion at the first reflection points of a system. And you want both!

    - The Stillpoints Aperture have been found effective from 40 HZ to 40K HZ.
    - The Stillpoints Aperture’s unique trapping system captures an area of waveform much broader than its small surface area would suggest.
    - The Stillpoints Aperture can be used to trap waveforms either facing the wall or, facing away from the wall.
    - The Stillpoints Aperture design allows for artwork or photographs of your choice to be inserted in the frame thus raising the aesthetic appeal for everyone in the home.
    - The Stillpoints Aperture effectively increases soundstage width and depth. This is especially true for smaller rooms. (See the Michael Fremer review: Stereophile, Feb 2016.)
    - The Stillpoints Aperture will increase the dimensional perspective of the image structure.
    - The Stillpoints Aperture Stands are lightweight and fully adjustable.

    The Stillpoints Apertures will not:

    1. Decrease or limit the dynamics of the system.
    2. Diminish the power of the bass attack.
    3. Unevenly control one frequency over another. (This is often the case with traditional room treatments)

    Optional Stillpoints Aluminum Stand -

    - The Stillpoints Aperture Stand allows for easy Aperture auditioning on location without the need for attachment to the wall surface.
    - The Stillpoints Aperture Stands allows for close proximity positioning of the Stillpoints Aperture near a loudspeaker to control energy where a wall is not adjacent to the speaker. (ie: When speakers are not located symmetrically to the room boundaries.) 
    - The Stillpoints Aperture Stands allow for up to three Apertures to be hung on each side of the stand if desired.
    - The Stillpoints Aperture Stands are very easy to move within a room for tuning vs conventional treatments that must be permanently fixed to a wall or ceiling surface.

     

    DIMENSIONS: 22" high x 22" wide x 3 1/8" deep 

    WEIGHT (depending on woods): 14lbs to 16lbs each


    REVIEWS:

    Stereophile, Analog Corner: "The effect of the Apertures in my room was dramatic: almost a sonic black hole. Despite the fact that my room had already been well treated with Synergistic’s HFT and FEQ devices, the Stillpoints made the boundary seem to disappear, greatly enhancing center-image stability, solidity, and focus —areas where I’d thought no improvements were possible. A second pair of Apertures, placed on the floor against the wall to the side of each speaker, removed the sense of there being any sidewalls at all. While RPG’s Skylines had made a modest improvement, the Stillpoints Apertures produced a truly dramatic and positive change in the sound. Your dealer should let you take some home to try out. If your experience with them is like mine, you won’t return them.” - Michael Fremer
     

    Positive Feedback: "I can cut right to the chase here, since break-in was not a factor. The Stillpoints Apertures wrought an immediate and quite definite improvement to the sound of our reference stereo system, and did so regardless of changes in sources/electronics/cables.

    "For me, it was clear that the Apertures opened the music laterally, made the soundfield deeper, and improved the focus and detail of the sonic presentation. I had already seen earlier improvements by the use of Synergistic Research components (e.g., Atmosphere Infinity, Tranquility Bases, Active Ground Block SE, HFT's of various generations, BlackBox, MiG's, all amazing components), and the van den Hul Extender (another must-have device in my experience), but the Apertures brought an additional openness, definitely enhancing the sense of wrap-around at the listening position quite wonderfully. It worked and played well together with other system enhancements, so that I didn't have any sense of subtraction at all.

    "Quite the contrary. Synergistic heaven!

    "Let me repeat that:  the Apertures were entirely a plus, and enhanced the sonic improvements of all other designs in our listening room. More gain; no pain. And the sonic advancement was immediate, instantly apparent. Walls moved back; the sense of depth was noticeable; and detail improved, without any loss of dynamics. The shift was further down the road from mere soundstage to soundspace. How can you beat that?

    Conclusion

    "Having heard the Apertures at shows over a few years, and being impressed with them there, I was much more taken with them when they were applied to the intimately known setting (20 years+) in my own listening room. The outcome? You couldn't tear the Stillpoints Apertures away from me if you tried. And I would venture to say that anyone who gave them a try, even in a smaller space, would get results similar to what I've experienced here. If this is a rave, then so be it! Amigos, you can put the Stillpoints Apertures on your very short list of system-enhancements-that-I-must-have…guaranteed.

    Expect to see them on my list of Brutus Awards for 2019, to be published soon." - David W. Robinson

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Stillpoints Aperture Acoustic Panels

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Description

 

MY TAKE: Addressing acoustics issues in the listening environment is likely the single biggest missed opportunity among audiophiles. Stillpoints novel Aperture Acoustical Panels offer an easy path to elevating the performance of your audio system by reducing the negative effects of room-induced reflections. Controlling those reflections with a combination of both absorption and diffusion, Aperture Panels patented technology (Aperture Patent US 9,702,143) provides simple yet effective control of acoustics in the listening environment. - Galen Carol


The Stillpoints Aperture acoustic panels represent a whole new form of acoustical treatment. The Stillpoints Aperture is actually three products in one: an absorber, a diffuser, and a resonator. Due to its revolutionary design, it is impossible to directly compare the performance parameters of the Stillpoints Aperture to a conventional acoustic panel made of fiberglass. The performance specifications of the Stillpoints Aperture continually adapt to the dynamic changes in amplitude and frequency of the audio/video system generating the waveforms within the acoustical environment. At any given amplitude and frequency a “snapshot” measurement of performance could be taken, but, that static measurement does not explain the reality of how the Stillpoints Aperture actually performs.


When using conventional acoustic panels made of typical absorbing materials, there will be only one volume level at which the absorbing material will control the acoustic energy within the room adequately. (This is a static system.) At volumes above that level, you would need more absorption. At volumes below that level, you will have too much absorption and the room will sound lifeless, dark, and dull. The Stillpoints Aperture utilizes a blend of absorption materials, and unique design of internal chambers to trap acoustic energy. The diffusion aspect of the Stillpoints Aperture breaks up the waveforms which will aid mid to high-frequency absorption and reduction. The resonator aspect of the Stillpoints Aperture offers control of the lower frequencies only when it’s needed. Thoughtful placement can achieve wonderfully controlled bass frequencies with dynamic lifelike quality and speed. With bass energy controlled, one can enjoy a light, lively, sparkling room of shimmering cymbals and explosive drum attacks, with wonderfully clear midrange and vocals at all amplitude levels.


The Stillpoints Aperture is the only acoustical product that will give you both absorption and diffusion at the first reflection points of a system. And you want both!

- The Stillpoints Aperture have been found effective from 40 HZ to 40K HZ.
- The Stillpoints Aperture’s unique trapping system captures an area of waveform much broader than its small surface area would suggest.
- The Stillpoints Aperture can be used to trap waveforms either facing the wall or, facing away from the wall.
- The Stillpoints Aperture design allows for artwork or photographs of your choice to be inserted in the frame thus raising the aesthetic appeal for everyone in the home.
- The Stillpoints Aperture effectively increases soundstage width and depth. This is especially true for smaller rooms. (See the Michael Fremer review: Stereophile, Feb 2016.)
- The Stillpoints Aperture will increase the dimensional perspective of the image structure.
- The Stillpoints Aperture Stands are lightweight and fully adjustable.

The Stillpoints Apertures will not:

1. Decrease or limit the dynamics of the system.
2. Diminish the power of the bass attack.
3. Unevenly control one frequency over another. (This is often the case with traditional room treatments)

Optional Stillpoints Aluminum Stand -

- The Stillpoints Aperture Stand allows for easy Aperture auditioning on location without the need for attachment to the wall surface.
- The Stillpoints Aperture Stands allows for close proximity positioning of the Stillpoints Aperture near a loudspeaker to control energy where a wall is not adjacent to the speaker. (ie: When speakers are not located symmetrically to the room boundaries.) 
- The Stillpoints Aperture Stands allow for up to three Apertures to be hung on each side of the stand if desired.
- The Stillpoints Aperture Stands are very easy to move within a room for tuning vs conventional treatments that must be permanently fixed to a wall or ceiling surface.

 

DIMENSIONS: 22" high x 22" wide x 3 1/8" deep 

WEIGHT (depending on woods): 14lbs to 16lbs each


REVIEWS:

Stereophile, Analog Corner: "The effect of the Apertures in my room was dramatic: almost a sonic black hole. Despite the fact that my room had already been well treated with Synergistic’s HFT and FEQ devices, the Stillpoints made the boundary seem to disappear, greatly enhancing center-image stability, solidity, and focus —areas where I’d thought no improvements were possible. A second pair of Apertures, placed on the floor against the wall to the side of each speaker, removed the sense of there being any sidewalls at all. While RPG’s Skylines had made a modest improvement, the Stillpoints Apertures produced a truly dramatic and positive change in the sound. Your dealer should let you take some home to try out. If your experience with them is like mine, you won’t return them.” - Michael Fremer
 

Positive Feedback: "I can cut right to the chase here, since break-in was not a factor. The Stillpoints Apertures wrought an immediate and quite definite improvement to the sound of our reference stereo system, and did so regardless of changes in sources/electronics/cables.

"For me, it was clear that the Apertures opened the music laterally, made the soundfield deeper, and improved the focus and detail of the sonic presentation. I had already seen earlier improvements by the use of Synergistic Research components (e.g., Atmosphere Infinity, Tranquility Bases, Active Ground Block SE, HFT's of various generations, BlackBox, MiG's, all amazing components), and the van den Hul Extender (another must-have device in my experience), but the Apertures brought an additional openness, definitely enhancing the sense of wrap-around at the listening position quite wonderfully. It worked and played well together with other system enhancements, so that I didn't have any sense of subtraction at all.

"Quite the contrary. Synergistic heaven!

"Let me repeat that:  the Apertures were entirely a plus, and enhanced the sonic improvements of all other designs in our listening room. More gain; no pain. And the sonic advancement was immediate, instantly apparent. Walls moved back; the sense of depth was noticeable; and detail improved, without any loss of dynamics. The shift was further down the road from mere soundstage to soundspace. How can you beat that?

Conclusion

"Having heard the Apertures at shows over a few years, and being impressed with them there, I was much more taken with them when they were applied to the intimately known setting (20 years+) in my own listening room. The outcome? You couldn't tear the Stillpoints Apertures away from me if you tried. And I would venture to say that anyone who gave them a try, even in a smaller space, would get results similar to what I've experienced here. If this is a rave, then so be it! Amigos, you can put the Stillpoints Apertures on your very short list of system-enhancements-that-I-must-have…guaranteed.

Expect to see them on my list of Brutus Awards for 2019, to be published soon." - David W. Robinson