Tower with front diffuser.
After launching earlier this year, Resolution Acoustics will bring its comparison demonstration to Rooms 312 and 314 of Capital Audio Fest 2015, held August 28–30, in Rockville, MD. This A/B shootout will showcase the difference the addition of custom-made room acoustic treatments can make in a system's sound.
The heart of the demonstration is Resolution Acoustics’ new system of room-acoustic treatments, featuring the patent-pending Towers, handcrafted in the U.S. by carefully selected artisans. Before-and-after room measurements have proven that the Towers positively affect broadband frequencies down into the mid-20 Hz range, dramatically reducing the time decay of fundamental and harmonic frequencies, lowering the modal peaks, and bringing up the dips to even out the room’s low-frequency response. Simply put, this means the bass will be tighter, deeper, better defined, more natural, and more even through out the room. In addition to this, the Towers dramatically increase the perceived depth of soundstage. The Towers are available in standard woods and veneers including walnut, cherry, and maple in satin finish, with options for premium woods and veneers, custom sizes, and special order fabrics. They are available for $11,200.00 per pair in standard furniture-grade finishes.
The system will also use four front diffusers, separate panels designed as an array, to diffuse from approximately 440 Hz to more than 17,000 Hz and will positively affect down to the 220 Hz range. Options include custom configurations to create an integrated unit, as well as custom veneers and matching stains. The diffusers are available for $2,625 each in standard-grade finishes.
Attendees will be able to compare systems in adjoining rooms, featuring a single source simultaneously feeding identical systems of very respected high-end components. The only difference: One room will be treated with Resolution Acoustics’ room-treatment system, while the other will be left untreated. The audio system will be comprised of a Meitner MA-1 DAC, Pass Labs XP-30 preamplifier, Pass Labs XA 100.5 power amplifiers, Sonus Faber Stradivari speakers, and Wireworld interconnects, including 35-foot runs of its Silver Eclipse 7 balanced interconnects for the preamp outputs, Platinum Eclipse 7 speaker cables, Platinum Eclipse 7 interconnects between the source components and preamp, and Platinum Starlight 7 USB interconnect and Platinum Electra power cords.