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
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.
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.
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!
We are proud to announce that Rick Becker of Enjoy The Music has chosen the Gingko Audio Cloud 9S as a great audiophile gift for the holidays:
If you’ve lusted for the sound of a suspended turntable, but can’t afford the lofty prices most of them command, consider adding a Cloud platform to what you have now.
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!
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
Take a look at the Lazuli Reference and other Danacable™ products at danacables.com.
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.
We at Gingko Audio and Danacable are doing our part in supporting the arts.
We are sponsoring a classical concert on Sunday October 16, 2016 at the American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
- John Dowland A Fancy
- Dai Fujikura Chance Monsoon
- Bach Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro, BWV 998
- Fernando Sor Fantaisie, Op. 56, “Souvenirs d’une soirée à Berlin”
- Elliot Cole Bloom Suite
- Jason Eckardt suspension/bridge (World premiere, made possible by Astral’s Micro-Commissioning program)
- Roland Dyens Libra Sonatine
This fantastic program is a part of the Astral In Concert series featuring the best young talents in classical music. Astral is a non-profit organization whose mission is to discover the most promising classical musicians residing in the United States, assist their early professional career development, and present their world-class artistry to the community through concerts and engagement programs.
Learn more at www.astralartists.org!
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.
In the last 12 months, we have garnered many accolades, including several Best of Shows votes as well as Audio Oasis Awards: