Up for sale, I have an amazing Alan Maher TriCell Junior Platform (6”x12”). This is the “little brother”, size-wise, of the TriCell Active Cell Platform (12”x18”; $950), which Alan refers to as the “Swiss Army Knife” of his product line, and which absolutely smokes the Synergistic Research Tranquility Base that retails for $1995.
I purchased this directly from Alan, and have been using this platform happily for the past 2 years under the cheap “wall wart”, laptop-style power supply for my digital music player to great effect. In this set up, the TriCell platform greatly lowered noise, enhanced tonality/timbral accuracy, and removed all traces of “digititis”, creating a much more analog-like sound, while retaining all the subtle details of digital. I recently broke down and bought a linear power supply to replace the wall wart, and sadly, the linear power supply does not fit on top of the TriCell Junior Platform, so I have decided to sell it. The original list price for this amazing device was $400; I am asking only $225 and will cover PayPal fees and USPS priority shipping to the lower 48 states. I will also include a set of 4 Vibrapod footers, which Alan recommends to decouple the platform from the floor/audio rack (retail $25).
As you can see from the photos, the platform is in fantastic shape, and is in perfect working order. The only minor cosmetic blemish is on the cable jacket (see photo of plug). While painting our living room walls, I inadvertently got a few drops of latex paint on the cable. When I cleaned it off, I created a slight fraying in a small ¾” section of the cotton outer cable jacket, which I have covered with black heatshrink.
For those interested in more details, here is the description of the TriCell Platform from Alan’s website:
The TriCell active cell technology is rather unique in that it is an active cell ground plane and has the ability to filter RFI and EMI from the internal circuit of the component without a direct connection. The TriCell Platform addresses cross-talk harmonics within the component, internal stray electromagnetic energy, power factor correction, and horizontal and vertical vibrational harmonic distortions. Unlike traditional component foot and stand isolation methods, our active cell technology removes all vibrational modulated frequency harmonics down to dc.
The surface area of the Platform has no physical ringing frequency above 30Hz when used out of the box. After the internal cell is charged by plugging it in to the nearest A/C duplex outlet, the Platform cell will couple to the component's electromagnetic signature and remove all ringing distortion down to dc. This eliminates all internal reflection RF (vibrational) and EMI from within the component and all connected components leading back to the wall outlet.
The TriCell Platform was specifically designed to be used with solid state and tube electronics. Everything from digital components to amplifiers to video components will all be significantly improved in their performance.
Cell Filter Frequency Bandwidth: dc-10GHz
Noise Reduction: -65db evenly across the full bandwidth of the cell