Reviewed by Roy Gregory, HiFi+ Issue #61
"My first exposure to Berning electronics was in a system at the Montreal Show a good few years ago. It was the same system that introduced us to Stillpoints – and was producing not just one of the best sounds at the show, but impressive sound by any measure. It was an encounter that had a profound effect on our thinking..."
Reviewed by Chris Thomas, HiFi+ Issue #59
"If I had spent the same amount on a new pre-amplifier or CD player and got these improvements I would be absolutely delighted. It opens up new and exciting system building options and those in the market for a serious system upgrade should perhaps consider Stillpoints before they look at some new electronic box, because what the ESS rack and in fact all of the Stillpoints products are really about are the musicians that make it all happen -- and I have never heard them given such an eloquent voice."
The Stillpoints LPI immediately imposes a sense of balanced calm on proceedings: the band step away from the speakers, the recording becomes a single, coherent entity, while the stereo perspective becomes much more natural, especially in terms of height. The drum kit solidifies into a single compact unit, rather than having elements scattered across the soundstage, the chiming guitars are both better separated and more insistent. But most telling of all is the drop in apparent volume; the music doesn’t seem so loud because so much hash and noise has been stripped away... I’ve found no music that fails to benefit from the LPI and it has become an essential piece of the turntable setup.
~ Roy Gregory, The Audio Beat, June 2012
Reviewed by Chris Thomas, HiFi+ Issue #99
"Without the resonance control it slips by almost unnoticed, and the timing is hard to pick up on as it is tripping forward and over itself. But slip four Mini Ultras on bases beneath both the CD plalyer and the amplifier and the difference is incredible."
I could finely tune the electronics by moving the Stillpoints around to where they sounded best. Forget symmetrical spacing. As a starting point, find where the transformer is and sit your first device there then perhaps, for the CD player, locate the next beneath the transport and then use the other two to balance the component.
~ Chris Thomas, HiFi+, Issue 101