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Perfect isolation base for headphone amps or small phono amps.
Size is 12" x 8" and what you see is what is included.
Here's a review from Stereophile via the Bright Star Audio website:
Stereophile BRIGHT STAR ISOLATION SYSTEM
The Rack of Gibraltar is an open equipment stand whose rigidity and strength outclass the competition. From my brief encounter with Barry Kohan at CES, he came off as serious, with a flair for tackling technical issues without compromise.
Significant sonic gains were in soundstaging and dynamic range and contribute to a dramatically heightened acceptance of the illusion of live music. Being able to penetrate to the inner recesses of the soundstage places the mind a step closer to the gestalt of live music. The Isolation System reduced the veiling, or screen of fog, that interferes with the spontaneity of reproduced music. It removed the "lid" from "canned" music to the extent that I could gaze into the hall through a cleaner window. Once I was transported into the hall I could delineate the decay portion of musical transients much more clearly. It was as if the noise floor of the reproduction chain had been lowered. Hall ambience was resolved to the point that I seemed to be peering into the soundstage through a higher-powered telescope. Spatial outlines were more incisively focused. The same sort of heightened resolution extended to dynamic shadings.
The ebb and flow of musical phrases packed a bigger dramatic punch. The crucial range from soft to moderately loud bloomed with greater conviction. I felt closer to the source, to the fountainhead of the music's essence. From the sweep of a large orchestra to the intimacy of a solo instrument recorded up close, the music sounded cleaner, more expressive, and more solidly grounded in a 3-D perspective.
Final Thoughts - My experience with Bright Star's Rack of Gibraltar and the Total Isolation System strongly argues that to elicit the full sonic potential from most audio gear requires proper isolation and resonance control.
The Bright Star system can be seen as an environmentally safe haven for audio equipment, a place where insidious external and internal vibrational energy is safely dissipated. I can no longer tolerate the thought of using most of my gear outside of the Bright Star isolation niche. Do yourself a favor; pamper your equipment. You'll be glad you did. - Dick Olsher
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PURCHASING FROM SKYFI
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This item is available for pickup in Ridgewood, NJ or Union Square, NYC (with convenient parking in the building).
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WHO WE ARE
SkyFi Audio is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning, and reselling of select high-end audio equipment. We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks, no junk.
Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the HiFi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold. We are very selective about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American, and European built units.
Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Pro-Ject Audio Systems, and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts, service, and support. If you are local and looking for new equipment from the above-mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area.
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TRADE IN POLICY
We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions. Simply ask and let us know the exact model, condition, and the accessories that are included (such as the original box, remote, cables, manual, etc.). We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated surround processors, and mid-fi equipment of any type. We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we are running a business and will need to be able to resell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning, and packaging the incoming equipment. If you are looking for top dollar we suggest attempting to sell it directly to an end user on your own.
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We will also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market. Just drop us a note for a quote but be sure to include the condition and what is included.
HOW TO VISIT US
We are currently operating from a residence in Ridgewood, NJ. You are welcome to make an appointment if there is a piece of equipment you would like to see in operation before or after purchase. We have a well-equipped, dedicated listening room with tons of equipment of all makes and models. We are not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you are just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds. In essence, no tire kickers please.
If you are in NYC and cannot make it out to Ridgewood, we can arrange pickup in Union Square (14th Street) after the purchase. You can call or text 646.852.2073 with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We can also arrange to install, calibrate, and tune the gear in your listening room if you are local to the area. This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers. It is also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.