The Absolute Sound, established in 1973, is a monthly print and digital magazine that publishes expert features, reviews and commentary on music and high-performance audio. Each year, The Absolute Sound’s staff choose components that truly stand out from the competition. This selective list is known as the Golden Ear Awards. This year, we are pleased to announce that IsoAcoustics GAIA and OREA Series have received the 2020 Golden Ear Award from The Absolute Sound!
The OREA isolators provide extraordinary levels of isolation for electronic audio components including Amplifiers, DAC’s, CD Players, Speakers, and Turntables. The upper flange of the OREA’s are designed to provide a suction cup like effect and adhere to the underside of the component, while the lower flange adheres to the supporting surface. All the energy is managed within the core of the OREA’s which results in greater sound clarity and a more open soundstage providing authentic, three-dimensional sound. The OREA Series consists of the OREA Graphite, Bronze, Indigo, and Bordeaux. Each model is tuned and optimized for different weight ranges. Learn more here
The GAIA isolators are machined units that incorporate IsoAcoustics’ patented design principles to deliver extraordinary acoustic results. The GAIA’s provide a high degree of speaker 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. The GAIA Series consists of 3 models (GAIA I, GAIA II, AND GAIA III) which range in size to suit speakers weighing up to 220 lbs (100 KG).
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