Le Mans Series
Monaco Amp Stand Series
Grand Prix Audio designs custom stands upon request. Customers and industry personnel alike are using our designs with some of the finest components made.
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The rack is beautiful to behold as well as contributing the most significant improvement I've ever heard in my system! Attached are 2 quick pix of my temporary solution to the amp/ iec alignment problem.The obvious solution will be to get a seperate amp stand in the next week or two.
Man, how I wish more high-end audio pieces exhibited the same high-level fit and finish of your product. Simply outstanding!
"My Grand Prix Audio Isolation System is a source of enjoyment each time I walk into my theater. The striking design and precision craftsmanship is the first thing that people notice when entering the room. In fact, it is so eye-catching that I have to point out my 12 foot screen on the other side of the room to get people to notice it. Expect richer and more effortless sound from your high-end equipment. I am completely thrilled with my purchase..."
As during HE2003 where Robert Harley and Wayne Garcia of The Absolute Sound, and Srajan Ebaen of 6moons voted us Best Sound of Show for our collaboration with Avantgarde Acoustic, BAT, Cardas Audio and Running Springs Audio, and Stereophile readers voted us Best Sound of Show for our participation in the Joseph Audio/ Manley Labs room, so the Hong Kong Show 2003 attendees voted us Best Sound of Show for our display with Eggleston Works and Musical Fidelity.
During VSAC 2003, Tim Ratcliffe of Experience Audio in Seattle displayed two systems. The larger one was designed around the Alon Lotus SE speakers, the smaller one around the Proac Response 1S monitors augmented by TBI Magellan subs. Amplification was by Audio Research for both systems, room correction by Rives for the Proac/Magellan interface. We supplied resonance control with a custom 5-tier Le Mans [right], a standard 4-tier Monaco [left], and two amp stands for the bigger system.
HE2003: We showed in the Joseph Audio / Manley Labs exhibit (Alvin & Jeff having a good time)
HE2003: We also exhibited with Avantgarde/BAT/Spotheim La Luce to packed crowds - with Wilson/Spectral in the Music Lovers room - with Dali/Mingda in the large Pure Audio hall - and with Tetra Instrument /Lexicon in two rooms of Mountain View Stereo. If it's true that you're judged by the company you keep, we must be moving in the right circles.
In the Pure Audio suite, a Monaco SE with 2.25" Carbon/Kevlar Formula shelves supported the front end while equivalent amp stands held Mingda 300B/845 monos
The Tenor/Kharma rooms, one with the OTLs, one with the oversize new 300wpc hybrid monos, both used Monaco stands.
Home Entertainment 2003 in the Westin St. Francis hotel on San Francisco's Union Square was a fabulous event and we're very pleased to have helped so many "Best Sound of Show" contenders with their wonderful music systems.
Bay Area dealer Music Lovers optimized their top stereo display of Spectal electronics and Wilson Watt7/Puppies with Grand Prix Audio.
"Well, I set up the new Grand Prix racks today, fired the equipment back up, and at first noticed only a mild improvement. The one thing that struck me right off the bat though was that every little change I made (changing the frequency setting on the PS Audio power plant, toggling the polarity switch on the ML 380S preamp) was more noticible than before. But, I also realized that everything had that grainy sound that un-warmed-up solid state components tend to have, so I let the whole thing sit for a while. When I returned in the evening, it was now like someone had rolled a (very good) subwoofer into the room while I was gone, cleaned the wax out of my ears, and remastered all my CDs. I would dare say that if you're gonna spend the Long Green for Hi-Fi, these racks are a must in order to get what you paid for out of the rest of the system.
No Bull. My highest recommendation!"
"... for someone like me whose system has arrived at a high level of sophistication (involving years of trial'n'error and don't-ask how many paychecks) the Monaco counts as a true highlight purchase and the best investment I've made of late..."
"... Oh Boy - what a difference! It was like we had stepped into another realm, one we hadn't even imagined existed. In audio, most of us can't imagine something better than our own experience dictates. But when we DO hear it, it's a revelation. Today, we couldn't imagine doing demos without Alvin Lloyd's Grand Prix isolation/support systems...."
"... At Shunyata, we take beta-testing very seriously. Considering the results of the two-shelf Monaco, I now need to get my Tenors off the home-brew plinths. Please send me two amp stands - check's in the mail ... "
"... I am really enjoying the rack and have had several comments from others on the quality and engineering that you have done on it. I plan on purchasing another shelf from you for it in the next 6 months or so... "
"... I'm so pleased with your work. I'm spending more time enjoying music than ever before. Recently, I've been playing music that I know well (Allison Krauss to Van Halen) and am hearing distinctly more..."
CES 2003: With Avantgarde Acoustic's SOLO and DUO systems in the Alexix Park High-End exhibit.
NYC, HE 2002: Sony's SACD demo with Eggleston Works, Manley Labs and others: Of all possible products industry giant Sony could have chosen, they elected Grand Prix Audio to provide our racetrack proven design and optimize Sony's latest multi-channel SACD technology demonstration for very best performance. Sony's esteem for the superiority of our designs prompted them to pay all our expenses just to participate.