Summer Isolation Giveaway

Super-ARCH 1 Acoustic Resolution Clarifier

Do well by your audio system while doing good: Donate to one of the listed charities, which are helping in the fight against COVID-10, and get Gingko Audio’s award-winning, patented ARCH products for free.

Our “Summer Isolation Giveaway” offer applies to the following ARCH models:

  • ARCH 1 (MSRP $199)
  • ARCH 2 (MSRP $199)
  • ARCH 3 (MSRP $399)
  • Super-ARCH 1 (MSRP $399)
  • Super-ARCH 3 (MSRP $699)

Write to us at gingko@gingkoaudio.com to find out which of these ARCH models works for your application and how much to donate to the selected charity to get the product you want. We give you four times the donated amount as credit. You pay shipping and Paypal fees – a fixed charge of US$20 for US customers and US$75 for international customers.

Our giveaway ends on September 1, 2020 or when supplies run out.

Read about these ARCH products in the following reviews:

For more information on the ARCH technology, read our white paper.

Gingko Audio Introduces New ARCH Products

Built on the patented ARCH design and made of layers of maple, the new ARCH products offer a number of improvements over the previous product line.

  • The smooth-layered maple material has superior vibration control performance and is conducive to high-quality finishes.
  • The larger curvature yields a lower profile while extending the weight loading range.
  • The new ARCH can support all audio equipment and speakers weighing more than 15 lbs: The design allows for two ARCHs to be stacked to support heavier components, thus eliminating the need for multiple sizes. Lighter equipment and speakers (under 15 lbs.) can continue to use the Mini-ARCH.

For speakers, the new Speaker ARCH is available at $199 for a set of four in a standard black finish. The product comes with stainless steel M6 bolts, washers, and nuts for convenient replacement of M6 spikes under speakers. Contact us at gingko@gingkoaudio.com for custom sizes of speaker spike threads.

For other audio components, the new Equipment ARCH is available in a standard black finish at $169 for a set of four.

Special finishes (mahogany, cherry, natural, white) are available for an additional $30 for a set of four and require a 3-week lead time.

Gingko Audio Introduces Cable ARCH

Cable ARCH Product Line

Built on the patented ARCH design and made of layers of maple, the Cable ARCH offers superior performance as cable lifters for high-end audio systems. The modular implementation allows for three usage options.

  1. No insert – the cable rests directly on the slot provided in the ARCH base.
  2. The cushioning tube is placed in the slot, and the cable rests perpendicularly on the tube.
  3. The wood dowel is inserted into the cushioning tube, which is then placed in the slot; the cable rests perpendicularly on the tube.

The Cable ARCH is available in a standard black finish, at $249 for a set of four. Special finishes (mahogany, cherry, natural, white) are available at $299 for a set of four; these finishes require a 3-week lead time.

Gingko Audio Sextet Introduced at Capital Audiofest to Rave Reviews

The Gingko Audio Sextet was introduced at the Capital Audiofest in Rockville, Maryland, in November 2019. Here are some first impressions from show attendees:

“This was a masterful demo; one that clearly demonstrated why you need the extension provided by a full range speaker or a well-mated satellite/subwoofer system. It is not just deeper, more pitch defined, impactful bass, but the addition of the bloom and body, the more correct voicing, and the expansive space and dimensionality that it affords.”

Greg Weaver of Enjoy The Music

“There were two rooms running Ginko speakers and both systems were very good sounding. One was a $10,000 system running in one of the big rooms which sounded beautifully balanced, natural, and relaxed, without sounding lifeless. The small stand-mounted speaker in another room (I think it was $3,000) sounded very good too-very well balanced and natural sounding.”

— Larryi on Steve Hoffman Forum

“Gingko Audio had for me, the most realistic soundstage with their Sextet speakers that include 2 monitor speakers and 4 subs in a swarm arrangement. Excellent imaging, and the bass was spot on.”

— Rusty on Audio Circle

“Gingko audio had small speakers in a small room and bigger speakers in a big room. I only spent a small amount of time in each room, but they both accomplished the naturalness and dimensionality that hits me hardest when it’s there and leaves me least engaged when it’s not.”

— willsw on Super Best Audio Friends

Introducing Our Sextet Modular Speaker System

Sextet Speaker System - All Modules

Gingko Audio is proud to introduce the Sextet™ Modular Speaker System at the Capital Audiofest in Rockville, Maryland, on November 1-3, 2019. We will feature it in the Monroe room on the third floor.

The Sextet is a collaborative effort that builds upon the Tubulous™ technology from Gingko Audio, the Swarm™ from AudioKinesis, and unique cabinet construction from Salk Sound.

Components

The Sextet can be configured to heighten the listener’s experience with a richer, fuller sound, with up to six components – monitor speakers, a variety of matching subwoofers, and stands:

  • The Monitor Speakers are built on Gingko Audio’s Tubulous™ technology and experience with the ClaraVu™ and Clarissa LE™ speakers.
  • Built on AudioKinesis’s Swarm Subwoofer System, the Powered Subwoofers incorporate a built-in amplifier and digital crossover to match the Sextet Monitors.
  • The Primary and Outboard Passive Subwoofers (up to four units) can be driven by an external sub amplifier in various configurations to suit the room’s acoustics.
  • The Dedicated Stands are designed for the Sextet Monitors and can be weighted with sand or lead shots for added stability and vibration control.

All Sextet subs and stands incorporate Gingko Audio’s patented ARCH Acoustic Resonance Clarifiers for vibration control and leveling on all kinds of floors.

System Configurations

ConfigurationComponentsMSRP
Sextet 2Two Sextet monitors$4995
Sextet 2+2Two Sextet monitors and two dedicated stands$5795
Sextet 4.1Two Sextet monitors, two primary subs, outboard sub amplifier$7495
Sextet 4.2Two Sextet monitors, two powered subs$7495
Sextet 6.1Two Sextet monitors, two primary subs, two outboard subs, outboard sub amplifier$8995
Sextet 6.2Two Sextet monitors, two powered subs, two outboard subs$8995
Sextet Swarm 2One powered sub with built-in amp and one passive outboard sub$2000
Sextet Swarm 2 Plus Two powered subs$2500
Sextet Swarm 4 Four passive subs (two primary and two outboard) driven by one external amplifier$4000

All prices are for standard walnut, cherry, and matte black finishes. Other custom finishes are available at extra costs (contact us at gingko@gingkoaudio.com for details).

Patent Granted for Gingko Audio’s ARCH

Super-ARCH 3 Acoustic Resolution Clarifier

Gingko Audio is proud to receive the Design Patent US D856311 S on August 13, 2019 from the US Patent Office for the ARCH (Acoustic Resonance Clarifier).

This patent is granted for a period of 15 years, from 2019 to 2034.

Patent for ARCH Design
Patent for ARCH Design
Patent for ARCH Design
Patent for ARCH Design

Gingko Audio Proudly Introduces Clarissa LE

Clarissa LE Speaker

The Clarissa LE speakers were premiered at AXPONA in April 2019 to universal praises. We drove them using three different integrated amplifiers: A 100-watt Class D Cyrus One HD from the UK, an 8-watt tube TRV-A300XR from Triode Corp of Japan, and a 150-watt solid-state Majestic from Wells Audio in California. An international lineup of digital and analog sources from Poland, Austria, Mexico, and the USA was also presented. Cables were from Danacable, racks were from Pangea, and vibration control devices were from Gingko Audio.

Here is a video report by AV Showrooms of the demo:

The Clarissa LE are available for order immediately, with a typical lead time of 3 weeks. They are reasonably priced at $1500 each, with dedicated stands priced at $600 a pair. Two finishes are available, gloss piano black and matte red cherry.

2018 Positive Feedback Writers’ Choice Award: ARCH Acoustic Resonance Clarifier

2018 Positive Feedback Writers’ Choice Award: ARCH Acoustic Resonance Clarifier

Gingko Audio’s Acoustic Resonance Clarifier (ARCH) won a 2018 Positive Feedback Writers’ Choice Award. These awards are given by the editors and writers of Positive Feedback to products that they evaluated in 2018 and selected for superior audio design. The article on this year’s winners can be found in Issue 100 of Positive Feedback.

"I was not prepared for the overall improvement the ARCHs made. Compared to the sound of the speakers and stands sitting on spikes, the improvement to overall transparency and clarity was immediately obvious. The mid-range was less colored, and imaging was better defined. Mid-bass response was enhanced and leading-edge transients were more pronounced. More energetic momentum and timing with a nice ease of flow and a silkiness urged me to get up and dance—and I’m not a dancer. The changes were not subtle, and truly enhanced the listening experience."

   – John Zurek

Customer Testimonial on Cloud 11

Regular Cloud 11 platform, shown with the top and bottom plates

From Lyle Workman, film and TV composer (Superbad, 40 Year Old Virgin, Forgetting Sarah Marshall):

I must admit I was a little skeptical, but in a A/B test with and without the Cloud under my turntable and with a second set of ears for another opinion, the difference was very noticeable, instantly. We found improvement in clarity and separation of instruments and vocals in the music. There was less mush in between the highs mids and lows. Simply put, it made the music better in every regard. The cloud is a wonderful upgrade to my system and highly recommended.

Gingko Audio/Danacable at AXPONA 2018

Gingko Audio and Danacable at AXPONA 2018

On April 13-15, Gingko Audio and Danacable will be at AXPONA, in Room 1524, at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. We are partnering with Triode Labs of Japan, Denafrips DAC of China, and Wells Audio of California. We will showcase the world premiere of the full line of Denafrips R2R DACs in a real-time simultaneous comparison of the Denafrips DACs, every hour on the hour. Come and see this unique unveiling of one of the best DACs in the world at down-to-earth price levels.

Danacable Unveils Lazuli Ultra Headphone Cable

Lazuli Ultra at CanJam NYC

On January 30, 2018, Danacable officially introduces its first silver/copper hybrid headphone cable, the Lazuli Ultra, which retails at $1999 for a 2-meter length.

The Lazuli Ultra’s world premiere will be at CanJam NYC on Feb. 17-18, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036. Danacable will share the Royale private room with ModWright, Gingko Audio, and Wells Audio. We will pair the Lazuli Ultra with the Hifiman Susvara and the Abyss Phi headphones and ModWright and Well Audio amplifiers. CanJam NYC will also see the world premiere of the Wells Audio Head Trip Reference Monoblocks headphone amplifier.

Come listen to one of the best headphones system in the world!