Stillpoints' Bruce Jacobs (center rear) travels to the Dominican Republic to support our local distributor, Nelson Gomez (far right) of Audio Nirvana. Bob Hodas* (front left) also made the trip. Bob's expertise was invaluable in creating a proper listening environment that unleashed the fine qualities of the system. Sr. RaFael Aguayo (center front) is a very happy customer! Sr. Aguayo inspired the Low Profile ESS rack.
The most mesmerizing system I encountered at THE Show—the one I most regretted not being able to revisit on Day 3—was jointly presented by Rick Brown of Hi Fi One of Southern California and Stillpoints. Brown, shown here with Steve McCormack, worked with Paul Wakeen of Stillpoints to assemble a system whose ability to convey delicacy and nuance took my breath away.
I popped in on Saturday afternoon to catch a demo conducted by Richard Rogers (Shunyata) and Paul Wakeen (Stillpoints); we had lent them a Luxman D-05 CD / SACD Player ($5k) and a Luxman L-507uX integrated amplifier ($7k), Cobra series cabling and Venom power cords by Shunyata with a rack & room treatment from Stillpoints. The acoustic panels were approx $650 each. Speakers were a piano black pair of Vivid's V1.5; their entry level, two way design, retail $8k. It took me a few visits as the room seemed to be well attended, before I could sit in a decent seat & enjoy their demo.