The StereoTimes Most Wanted of the Decade Award for Synergistic Research
By Alfred Kainz | 10 January, 2020 |
Synergistic Research was awarded with several Most Wanted Component of the Decade Awards. The following SR products received this prestigious prize:
Atmosphere X Cable Series – the science of emotion.
Development of Atmosphere X began when Synergistic Research was included in a Cambridge University study on the effects of music played through a Synergistic Research stereo on the human brain. In an experimental framework consisting of a structural environment where the only variable was music, researchers were able to measure changes in cognitive brain function. The results suggest music can ‘wake up’ our brains inducing activity in parts of the brain that were before asleep or dormant. When developing Atmosphere X cables, we pioneered new test procedures to assess how our brains react to music when played through a stereo with the only variable being different prototype cables and this led us to new cable technologies like UEF Matrix Shielding that dramatically increases your pleasure while listening to music.
Active Grounding Block SE
The New Active Ground Block takes the award winning UEF Ground Filter from our original SR Ground Block and adds an active ULF Field Generator, and on the SE model, a dedicated Active EM Cell as found in SR PowerCell line conditioners to supercharge the performance of every component in your system including Synergistic Research cables equipped with external grounding technology.
Benefits include a noticeable increase in deep bass power and weight, a more holographic sound field, smoother high frequencies with greater extension and ‘air’, a more present and layered mid-range, increased tonal density with an apparent increase in resolution; it’s like going from a standard resolution Redbook file to Double DSD, the improvement is that dramatic.
Nearly every aspect of system performance is transformed over the original; in fact, the difference between the new Active Ground Block and our original SR Ground Block is greater than the difference between the original Ground Block and no ground filter at all!
Black Box – Low-Frequency Resonator Array
From the mind of Synergistic Research’s lead designer Ted Denney comes the Black Box. In development for over two years, the Black Box is now perfected and ready to transform your listening room.
The Black Box is an LF (Low Frequency) Resonator Array that elegantly and simply solves bass node issues in most rooms. But the Black Box is not limited to solving problems, even if you don’t have a bass problem you still can use this amazing product. You will experience better low frequency definition and a more natural sounding bass.
Deep space meet deep bass.
There is no other compact acoustic treatment device that you can place in your listening room to solve your low frequency problems except the Synergistic Research Black Box. Based on the award-winning and patented sympathetic resonance technology, the Black Box is an (all in one) Broad Spectrum Low-Frequency Resonator Array with UEF Tech that effectively eliminates bass nodes while expanding your room’s ability to accurately portray low frequency information and spacial content.
Working from the principal that all frequencies in the audible bandwidth are linked through harmonics, the Black Box balances low frequencies, mid-range, and high frequencies through a mathematically derived algorithm based on tuned sympathetic resonance. So when you get the phase correct at 20Hz for example, it clears up every multiple of 20Hz so, 40Hz, 80Hz, 160Hz and on. The Black Box is an LF (Low Frequency) Resonator Array that elegantly and simply solves bass node issues in most rooms. But the Black Box is not limited to solving problems, even if you don’t have a bass problem you still can use this amazing product. You will experience better low frequency definition and a more natural sounding bass.
PowerCell 12 UEF SE Power Conditioner
NOW NEW with the new BLUE UEF duplex.The PowerCell 12 UEF directly applies UEF technology to both the PowerCell’s ground plane and as a separate filter inside the PowerCell’s internal Electromagnetic Cell while an Ultra Low Frequency Field -or- ULF Generator re-clocks the (6) EM Cells with a rich low frequency harmonic making 60-cycle noise a thing of the past. Combined UEF Filter technology, and ULF Field Generation make this our most effective and musical PowerCell to date.
Developed exclusively for the PowerCell 12 UEF, the ULF Field Generator directly connects to the PowerCell’s (6) EM cells to lower your system’s noise floor by re-clocking AC with a rich low frequency harmonic that overrides noise and hash found in common 60 cycle AC.
The New PowerCell 12 UEF is the culmination of years of research into electromagnetic cell design and represents the apex of AC line filtration with nothing in the signal path and absolutely no current on demand limiting.
The New PowerCell 12 UEF is the first PowerCell to utilize Graphene a near super conductor at room temperature to dramatically increase EM Cell efficiency. Components plugged into the new PowerCell 12 UEF actually draw more current than they do when connected to directly to the wall due to the new EM Cell topology acting like a Super Capacitor to deliver peak current on demand that surpasses available wall current. Test measurements show components connected to the new PowerCell to have a 2db drop in the noise floor and increased dynamic headroom.
Galileo UEF cable series (discontinued – now Galileo SX)
Synergistic Research Galileo SX represents the pinnacle of what Synergistic Research currently knows in the field of building audio cables for high-resolution audio systems.
SR starts with complex hand built geometries with Air, Teflon, and Silk dielectrics, pure 99.9999% monofilament silver conductors, 4th generation Tricon geometries, custom designed silver connectors that reduce the amount of material to only what is needed for maximum signal transfer, star point grounding for digital and analogue interconnects that reduces series inductance and noise, new redesigned UEF Tuning Circuits that deliver higher levels of resolution and musicality, and totally new technologies like Matrix UEF Shielding for a lower system noise floor with unparalleled low frequency impact and overall musicality, and a proprietary 1,000,000 volt conditioning process that permanently alters how signal travels through a conductor for more efficient signal transfer as well as a second conditioning process first developed for the amazing Blue Fuses that dramatically improves musicality for ultra resolution without listening fatigue.
Howard Kneller of SoundStage Ultra (April 2019) wrote:
“…the Galileo SXes may well set a new high bar for audio-cable performance. Further, while at first glance their geometries are more similar to than different from those of the Galileo UEFs, the SXes considerably outperformed the older cables… I’m smitten with the sound of Synergistic Research’s Galileo SXes: breathtakingly lively, exciting, and dynamic, yet gorgeously rich, musical, and accurately full-bodied. They are definite contenders for the designation ‘the state of the art’…”
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