heighten transparency, speed of transients, air, space, and dynamics,
to name only a few attributes, to aid in the most natural presentation.
Stillpoints provide isolation and control of destructive vibrational
energy by means of a four-tier filter, substantially improving the
sonic and musical qualities of your audio system.
"...in the context of a high-end system they
provide a huge sonic return on the investment."
Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound,
"Stillpoints Ultras are better than good.
They have perfected the mysterious art of adding to musical pleasure
and sonic enchantment by subtracting unwanted, deleterious nonmusical
Jim Merod, Positive Feedback, March 2012
Spring 2012 brought a comprehensively strengthened range of products by
Paul Wakeen and his Stillpoints team. The release of the Ultra SS
(Stainless Steel) last year met overwhelming praise and approval from
audiophiles and press alike, prompting a reassessment of the
Stillpoints pecking order.
the original 'volcano-shaped' Stillpoint was already a memory, the
surprise was by how far the Ultra SS outperformed the Ultra Aluminium
(identical apart from body material) and the more expensive Component
Stand. Aware that Stillpoints has built its reputation on being the
best solution for equipment support and isolation, Paul removed these
unnecessary items from the range, and developed the Ultra
Mini and the Ultra 5 - both using entirely Stainless Steel bodies, but
with differing amounts of Stillpoints technology to meet different
applications and budgets.
SS and Ultra 5 can be used underneath equipment (on a shelf or the
floor) or underneath any loudspeakers, where they are ideally used with
threaded adaptors as spike replacements. The Ultra 5 has 5 times the
Stillpoints technology in a single package.
Ultra Mini is primarily designed for use under equipment on a shelf,
but can be used under small loudspeakers.
ultimate expression of the Stillpoints art is the ESS rack. Contained
with this aesthetic beauty is engineering which sonically improves any
system used with it, aided by six pockets of Stillpoints technology
built into the support bars of each shelf.
secret to Stillpoints design is in many fine details, but a key
distinction is the way the four-tier filter prevents a direct energy
path through the device. This isolation is in contrast with other
support devices (such as spikes, cones and balls ), and the success of
this approach is instantly audible.
press awards for the Ultra SS include a '2011 Product of the Year' and
'2012 Editor's Choice' and 'Golden Ear' awards from The Absolute Sound.
Stillpoints Hierarchy of
Ultra SS with Ultra Base
Ultra 5 with Ultra Base
ESS Rack with Ultra Mini
ESS Rack with Ultra SS
ESS Rack with Ultra SS with Ultra Bases
ESS Rack with Ultra 5
ESS Rack with Ultra 5 with Ultra Bases
When properly set up, sets of four
outperform sets of three.
sources benefit greatly from care taken in isolation. Stillpoints
Ultras underneath the deck are an obvious starting point, but we can
also deal with vibration at the disc itself. The LP Isolator ( LPI )
slips over the spindle of your turntable and rests on the label portion
of your lp. It absorbs the micro vibration that is present at the label
makes the LP reproduction clearer, cleaner, more delicate, more open
and life like.