IsoAcoustics conducts public audio isolation listening test

posted on Friday, 15th April 2022 by Steve May

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Canadian audio isolation specialists IsoAcoustics has invited members of the public to hear the difference its GAIA Isolators can make to the listening experience.

The results have been released on YouTube and capture the behind-the-scenes setup for the A/B demonstration and the listeners’ reactions to the sonic differences between audio with and without its GAIA gadgets.

IsoAcoustics arranged the demonstration involving a pool of twenty-one random participants, ranging from Hi-Fi enthusiasts to those with no prior knowledge of high-end audio.

The participants were not aware of the nature of the demonstration, set up, or the products involved; enabling them to make their own judgement about what they were hearing.

Twenty out of twenty-one participants preferred the sound from the speakers with the GAIA Isolators, citing improvements in clarity and openness.

The set-up for the demonstration involved high-resolution music streamed on a Naim Uniti Star and amplified by the Naim SuperNait 3, through two pairs of identical Focal Sopra N2 speakers. The pair of Focal speakers positioned on the left side were sitting on spikes, whereas the same pair of speakers positioned on the right were using IsoAcoustics GAIA isolators.

Each speaker was positioned the same distance away from the participant and was pointed towards the listener at the same angle while both sets were equal distance apart using the same components. Only the host and the participant were in the room and the cameras were subtly positioned at a significant distance from the demonstration.

Focal Naim America supplied the speakers and amplifier for this demonstration and have a direct relationship with IsoAcoustics as their official distributor in the region.

Incorporating IsoAcoustics patented design principles, the GAIA series provides a high degree of isolation while resisting lateral movement and oscillations to maintain alignment with the listening position. Internal reflections from the hard-supporting surface are attenuated resulting in greater sound clarity and openness.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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