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IsoAcoustics Inc. has been manufacturing and distributing isolation stands for speakers and studio monitors since January 2012. Based on patented designs, there are currently three series of stands designed for the Professional Audio and home project studio, the HiFi and consumer market, and the large applications that include Pro Audio, HiFi and Live sound. In this relatively short period of time, IsoAcoustics has grown rapidly and now sells in over 60 countries.
IsoAcoustics distribution is structured with separate channels for Pro Audio and Home Audio, with product development within these channels.
IsoAcoustics is a proud Canadian company with head office in Markham, Ontario.
IsoAcoustics Inc. is pleased to bring this specialized line of speaker stand products to the audio professional, music hobbyist, audiophile and music lover. IsoAcoustics speaker stands provide superior acoustic isolation and enhance the sound clarity of any speakers including studio monitors, home audio systems and sound reinforcement.
The patented approach is based on years of experience in the design and construction of radio and television studios. The driving force is Dave Morrison, closely involved in planning and building radio and television studios at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for close to 20 years. Dave Morrison was part of the design team faced with the challenges of building the world’s largest multi-media center in Toronto: over 1.72 million square feet, with recording studios for drama, music, and chamber ensembles, special effects, radio and television shows.
The experience gained at CBC has become your gain with IsoAcoustics adjustable audio speaker stands.
IsoAcoustics Speaker Stand Design
The only audio speaker stands that address the PIF Principles – the three elements affecting sound
IsoAcoustic’s unique patented design provides superior audio performance by supporting the PIF Principles in acoustic design.
ISO-L8R Series Height Adjustment
An important aspect of the speaker stand design is the ability to adjust the height and tilt angle of the supported speaker enclosure to optimize its position relative to the listener. Two lengths of tubing along with 2 sets of end-plug pairs provide 14 steps of height adjustment as the combinations are used to tilt the speaker up and down. The stand can be assembled and reconfigured repeatedly to establish the ideal position off the supporting surface and focused towards the listener.
In a typical Desktop Audio Workstation (DAW) configuration, the listener is positioned 3 to 4 feet from the monitors with ear level approximately 20″ above the work surface. An enclosure containing an 8″ speaker may position the high frequency driver 12″ from the bottom while an enclosure with a 6″ speaker may position the high frequency driver only 8″ from the bottom. Raising and tilting these examples to their optimum position can easily be achieved with this speaker stand design. This speaker stand configuration is also suited for applications over longer distances such as in large recording studios or with consumer products where home stereo speakers may ideally need to be raised 6″ off the floor and tilted up 8 degrees.
ISO-L8R Series Tilt Adjustment
The tube lengths and end-caps combinations provide a simple means to establish optimal adjustment of large and small monitors over the typical 36 to 48 inch listening distance for mixing and evaluation.
Aperta Series Tilt Adjustment
The Aperta Series of stands incorporates a new approach in tilt adjustment. Threaded end-caps are used so the optimal tilt angle can be dialed in, with gradation marks provided to easily match the setting on both stands.
IsoAcoustics speaker stands prevent the transfer of speaker cabinet energy to surrounding surfaces, effectively isolating the speaker from the desktop, bookshelf or other surface. By allowing the speaker to perform in free space, it’s able to sound the way it was intended. The end result is a more accurate, satisfying sound, which makes mixing and listening a better experience.
Make your speakers perform at their best
Speakers are made to reproduce and recreate the original sound faithfully and accurately. But often, room placement is a compromise, with serious detrimental effects on the actual sound you hear.
IsoAcoustics understands this dilemma. That’s why we’ve developed a patented technique of isolating the speaker from its environment, allowing true, unaltered sound to come through.
Sounds like a million dollars
IsoAcoustics speaker stands use patented techniques to allow the speaker to “float” in free space. It’s the same principle used in million-dollar studios to isolate or “float” their control rooms, resulting in the elimination of energy transfer to the surrounding surfaces.
How isolators work
Isolators prevent the transfer of speaker cabinet energy to surrounding surfaces, effectively isolating the speaker from the desktop, bookshelf or other surface. By allowing the speaker to perform in free space, it’s able to sound the way it was intended. The end result is an unaltered, accurate sound, true to the artist’s original intention. The mixing and listening experience are enhanced.
The audio stand’s performance is a function of the isolator’s shape, material volume and durometer. The opening, internal taper and concave, void end results in a compliant element to contain the supporting tubes or rods. We found that when the isolator’s opening is elongated and aligned with direction of the transducer’s travel, the supporting tubes tend to move fore and aft, resisting lateral and secondary movements and oscillations.
The flanges on the upper isolators act as suction cups and the upper frame is “live” with the speaker, while the lower flanges adhere to the supporting surface. The stand is a parallelogram like structure with the isolators tuned to resist lateral movement while reacting to the energy in the supported speaker cabinet.
As a speaker cone moves forward, its speaker enclosure tends to move back, as predicted by Newton’s third law of reciprocating motion. IsoAcoustics stands are designed to make the difference – their transducers, enclosure and upper stand section move in a direction sympathetic to the sound source. This patented design results in great clarity and openness, and while bass smear is eliminated the soundstage grows into an open three dimension space.
Modular Aluminum Series
For larger applications…
Instead of building larger stands in the ISO-L8R series and Aperta series, we developed the Modular Aluminum System that can be scaled to virtually any size and application. The number of isolators required is based on the weight of the supported speaker or load while the overall size defines the matrix and structure required to tie the system together. As a result the same IsoAcoustics principles and performance can be provided for the smallest speakers to very large.
Tested and evaluated at the National Research Council
After initiating the IsoAcoustics design principles at CBC, Dave Morrison continued to develop and evolve the design. Testing and evaluation conducted at the National Research Council (NRC) facilities in Ottawa, including technical equipment and research facilities, helped fine tune the design.
Filed under US patent No. 7,640,868 with international patents pending.
Laser Vibrometer Testing
Conducted by the National Research Council in Ottawa, Canada
Illustrated and quantified the attenuation of vibrations down through the speaker stand structure.
These graphics illustrate 75hz tests on 3 separate stand configurations, with an amplitude of up to 314µ m/s on the front plane of the speaker enclosure.
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