The Absolute Sound magazine presents the gear that their editors and writers have selected as most worthy of your consideration. These are the components they themselves would buy—or recommend to friends and family.
Durob Audio brand selection has gotten this year 25 Editors’ Choice awards. We are very proud since it also rewards the quality of our brand selection and reinforces us into supporting those brands.
Within the coming days, we will introduce to you each awarded product.
Shakti Electro-Magnetic Stabilizer Stone
Ben Piazza’s Shakti Stones employ “proprietary noise reduction circuitry to absorb and dissipate electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI)” In other words, nobody’s quite sure how they work, but work they do when placed over the transformers of the amps, preamps, and other electronics, reducing noise and enriching timbre.
Master of the inexplicable, Shakti’s Ben Piazza has followed up on his magic “Shakti stones” with yet another impossible-to-explain-but-effective-as-claimed item, the Hallographs. With direct radiating or omni speakers, these large, rotatable, free-standing, turning-fork-shaped items work some kind of woodoo when placed in the corners and/or to the sides of a room, masking chaotic wall reflections and “clarifying” the soundfield (just as Shakti says they do). Indispensable. JV