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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
No insert – the cable rests directly on the slot provided in the ARCH base.
The cushioning tube is placed in the slot, and the cable rests perpendicularly on the tube.
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.
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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.
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."
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 is proud to unveil the ARCH Platform at the 2017 Capital Audiofest.
Made of acrylic, the ARCH Platform consists of a top plate that rests over a number of Mini-ARCHs placed on a bottom plate. The standard-size platform (18x14x1 inches) retails for $499. Up to 21 Mini-ARCHs may be purchased to support a maximum load of 100 lbs.
The ARCH Platform is an attractive and low-maintenance vibration control solution that is tunable to suit your listening taste. As with all Gingko Audio products, it comes with a 30-day money back guarantee (you pay shipping).
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!