GRAND PRIX AUDIO MONACO
The Monaco modular isolator platform turns heads and renews expectations. It remains the benchmark product for the serious audiophile and music lover. No other product looks or sounds like it. It is built and shipped complete which doesn't help with costs but this is no flat-pack product. Monaco features seven stages of isolation with two further upgrade options: the (carbon fibre) Formula shelves and the Apex fet. The new revision (Generation 2 Dampers) are easily installed in existing units. "Fall in love with your Hi-Fi." It isn't subtle! And if you can't believe your ears, look at the vibration measurements that only Grand Prix Audio dare to publish!!!
FROM THE OUTLET
Esoteric announces the Grandioso T1 turntable.
But is it a turntable? No belts. No Direct Drive. Not even a motor, but a new magnetic induction under a new patent (see diagram) and this is just the start of the radical innovations.
The inverted bearing is in a magnetic suspension.
In a nod to the golden age of vinyl, the tonearm has a detachable headshell, low on signal degradation, so we can roll and compare our collections of cartridges....
May possibly be shown in Munich 2022, but I doubt it will be ready, we will keep you posted but it is not for the impecunious or the impatient.
It is impossible to deny the leadership of Esoteric in the service of reproduced music. The secret is in precision engineering and teamwork that is not commercially driven.
Hats off to the dedicated team in Tokyo and congratulations on your new music remastering studio.
NEW HORIZON GD-S TURNTABLE.
Just spent most of the night listening -- simply the best sound I have heard of certain recordings and obviously many more to hear.