The new IsoThermal TubeTraps from Acoustic Sciences Corporation were in full display at the AXPONA 2017 Show…and we won another Gold Award for Best Sound!
The new IsoThermal TubeTraps from Acoustic Sciences Corporation ($26,000) were used for room treatment, and all equipment rested on Artesania Audio stands, including the Exoteryc 4-shelf Rack ($7,000), an Exoteryc 3+3 tandem Rack ($10,000), the Exoteryc Turntable Platform ($3400) and the Aire Monoblock Amplifier Platform ($7,400/pr.).
Acoustic Sciences Corporation’s IsoThermal TubeTraps shared the Gold Award for being Best Sound At AXPONA 2017 in the VAC / Von Schweikert room featuring their ULTRA 11 large floorstanders ($295,000 per pair) with Shockwave V12 subwoofer ($11,500 each). The equipment listing for the room reads like a who’s who.
It is no small accomplishment when the fruits of the painstaking, exhaustive, indefatigable, and passionate labors of some of the world’s most exceptional designers and engineers combine to provide a listening experience so profound, so stunningly real, so inescapably authentic. This room featured the work of Kevin Hayes (VAC), Louis Desjardins (Kronos), Hisayoshi Nakatsuka (ZYX), Lukasz Fikus (LampizatOr), Jeff Jacobs (J-Corder), Kevin O’Brian (YFS), Cayetano Castellano (Artesania Audio), the entire engineering team at MasterBuilt Audio, Art Noxon (ASC), and the Von Schweikert design team (consisting of now semi-retired Albert Von Schweikert, his son Damon Von Schweikert, and their new VP, Leif Swanson).
The TubeTrap’s claim to fame is its unrivaled ability to absorb low frequency sound energy. After its release to the public, it quickly became the de facto standard for acoustic room treatment. Generally set up in the corners of the room where they act like sonic shock absorbers, TubeTraps eliminate excessive build-up of bass energy in the room while their built-in diffusers minimize flutter echo by horizontally scattering mid-high frequency sounds to provide fine grained lateral ambience.
You can watch the experts at AXPONA 2017 talk about this incredible sound setup in this video: