Gingko Audio will be at the Rocky Mountain Audiofest in October and the Capitol Audiofest in November. We plan to feature the same demo of the ARCH™ vibration control device that we featured at AXPONA 2017. For an explanation of the vibration measurements used to compare the ARCH’s performance vs. conventional speaker spikes, read our White Paper on why the ARCH works better!
We unveiled the new patent-pending ARCH Acoustic Resolution Clarifier™ at AXPONA 2017.
The unique shape of the patent-pending ARCH and its material construction make it an effective vibration control base for speakers and other audio components.
The ARCH is constructed from a lossy material that dissipates vibration across the audio frequency spectrum. Its design is a curved shape with two ends that rest on the floor at an angle, thus minimizing transferred energy from the cabinet to the ground. In addition, the ARCH flexes under the weight of the speaker as the latter vibrates, further reducing the transferred energy.
Although the ARCH was designed primarily for speakers, it may be used to good effects under other audio components. There are six different sizes of ARCH:
- The original ARCH 1 set consists of 8 individual bases, each with a weight bearing limit of 30 lbs. Four ARCH 1 bases can support a speaker weighing a maximum of 120 lbs.
- For speakers weighing between 120 lbs. and 240 lbs. each, the original ARCH 2 can be put under an ARCH 1 base to hold up to 60 lbs. Each ARCH 2 base can also hold up to 30 lbs.
- For speakers weighing more than 240 lbs., we offer the original ARCH 3. Each ARCH 3 base can hold up to 100 lbs.
- The original Lite-ARCH is for lighter speakers weighing up to 80 lbs. Each Lite-ARCH base can hold up to 20 lbs.
- The Mini-ARCH has been improved for use under audio components such as preamps, digital sources, and turntables. Each Mini-ARCH base can support a maximum load of 5 lbs. For heavier components simply stack the Mini-ARCHs to support the weight.
- The Super-ARCH 1 is a premium ARCH designed primarily for speakers and amplifiers weighing up to 120 lbs. Each Super-ARCH base can support a maximum load of 30 lbs.
The Super-ARCHs are finished in matte black and sold in sets of 8 pieces. The Mini-ARCHs are sold in sets of 12.
The original ARCH 1, ARCH 2, ARCH 3 and Lite-ARCH are sold unfinished in sets of 8. For information on finishing options and how the ARCH works, go to our ARCH Technology page. Read the White Paper on the ARCH’s performance compared to speaker spikes. Also read Audio Bacon’s review, which concluded “the ARCH undoubtedly punches above its weight at this price. Even better, Gingko Audio offers a 30-day money back guarantee on all their ARCH products, as long as you cover shipping (they’re super light!). There’s literally no risk for trying out the ARCHs for yourself.”
In 2016, Danacable’s Lazuli Reference headphone cable received a Product of the Year award from Headphone.guru:
"It has long been the mantra of high-end audio that cables are as much an audio component as any other part of your system, and this also applies to headphone cables. More so than any other component, it is the job of the headphone cable to get out of the way and do nothing to the sound, letting the music through and Dana Cables Lazuli Reference Headphone Cables do an exemplary job of this, allowing all the resolution, dynamics and silence to pass through without slowing, congesting, compressing or adding tonal changes to the signal. More so than any other headphone, a reference headphone deserves a reference cable which is why we have made Dana Cables Lazuli Reference Headphone Cables our Accessory of the Year."
– Gary Alan Barker
We will again be showing this setup at AXPONA in Chicago on April 21-23. Please be sure to stop by the Ear Gear Room to listen if you plan to attend AXPONA
At the RMAF 2016, we showed the prototype model of the new DanaTone Head-Space headphones amplifier to rave reviews. Dave Hanson of Enjoy The Music writes: “Arguably one of the most impressive products to debut at CanJam at RMAF was the yet-to-be-released DanaTone Head-Space amplifier (price TBD). Developed by Dana Robbins, who is best known for his fantastic lineup of cables, the Head-Space uses a proprietary selective current feedback technology to deliver tight and impactful bass, euphonic mids and well-controlled treble. The soundscape was quite spacious, with very precise variations in imaging depth, width and height. Through the HIFIMAN HE1000, the Head-Space exuded lush musicality without sacrificing an ounce of accuracy.”
On the Lazuli Reference cable, he adds: “I’ve done extensive testing with this cable (review forthcoming) and it offers the most beautiful, natural midrange and the absolute best bass of any cable I have ever tested. Combined with the Head-Space amplifier and the HIFIMAN HE-1000, the sound left very little to be desired.”
We will again be showing this setup at the NYC Audio Show on November 4-6. Please be sure to stop by to listen if you plan to attend the NYC Audio show.
So you’ve read all about Gingko Audio’s vibration control products – from the inexpensive Mini-Clouds to the Cloud 14A that is designed specifically for lighter components to the Platformula™ rack. This simple guide will help you pick the right Cloud™ for your application.
Each Gingko Audio vibration control product has a bottom plate with dimples on it to hold the balls. The balls provide suspension to support a load. Adding more balls creates stiffer suspension, while removing balls results in softer suspension. A stiffer suspension will make the music punchier, with more dynamics, while a softer suspension will make the music fuller, with more body. You can tune the music to your taste by adding or removing balls from the Cloud™ base. You will need a minimum of three balls to support a component. Each ball is designed to support an optimal weight of 10 lbs and a maximum weight of 20 lbs.
The number of dimples on the bottom plate vary across the Cloud™ Series. The Mini-Clouds come as sets of three bases with individual dimples. The Semi-Cloud has 9 dimples so it can hold a maximum of 9 balls for an optimal load of 90 lbs. The Cloud 10 has 15 dimples. The Cloud 11 has 10 dimples inside larger wells to prevent the balls from rolling off the dimples. Besides the suspended Cloud supporting the plinth, the Cloud 12 has a separate fixed platform to hold the motor pod to prevent the vibration from the motor to transfer to the main turntable.
Gingko Audio makes the best looking plinthtop dust cover for the new Shinola Runwell turntable, available with a black top (SH1-B, $399) or a clear top (SH1-C, $399).
In the last 12 months, we have garnered many accolades, including several Best of Shows votes as well as Audio Oasis Awards:
- Gingko Audio/Danacable with Salk, Lampizator, and Wells Audio picked among Best in Show rooms at Capital Audiofest 2015.
- Gingko Audio/Danacable with Salk, Lampizator, and Wells Audio given Positive Feedback Audio Oasis Award at The Show Newport 2015.
- Gingko Audio/Danacable with Lampizator, and Wells Audio given Positive Feedback Audio Oasis Award at AXPONA 2015.
- DanaCable was in the DSA/VPI room, picked Best Sound by HifiDesign at RMAF 2014.
- Gingko Audio/DanaCable room picked as one of the Best of Show rooms at NYC 2014 Audio Show by Rick Becker of Enjoy The Music.
Gingko Audio is proud to announce that we have been awarded a US Patent number 7743882-B2 for our Cloud Vibration Control Platform. The patent is awarded on June 29, 2010 by the US Patent and Trademark Office in Washington DC. The Abstract of the Patent states:
A vibration-control platform that, in some embodiments, includes a bottom plate having three or more wells. The wells receive a plurality of vibration-control elements, which are used to isolate a supported object from vibrations. In some embodiments, the vibration-control elements are rubber balls. The presence of the wells facilitates placement of the vibration-control elements under a top platform or directly under an object, especially when the object is located in a tight space, such as in a component rack, or when the object has a non-uniform weight distribution.
The patent shows an embodiment of the Platformula™ technology in the Cloud vibration control platform design. Since its introduction in 2004, the Cloud platform has garnered many awards and rave reviews. We have demonstrated its efficacy at many audio shows where an overwhelming majority of the showgoers agreed that they hear a significant and consistent improvement in the sound with the use of the Cloud under audio components. We have sold thousands of Clouds to happy customers worldwide.