The SteinMusic Harmonizer Silver System works on your room acoustics in a visually unobtrusive way. Expect sweeter highs, and more air around instruments, a wider and deeper soundstage. The Silver package consists of 1 H2A Cube, 1 H2B Cube, and a set of 7 Magic Stones. The combined price of these items individually is $3,200. TweekGeek offers in-home auditions of the SteinMusic Harmonizer system, and also offers a 30-day money back guarantee.
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Wayne Donneleys' Enjoy the Music Review of the SteinMusic Platinum System
The most important component in your audio system - the room
Most audiophiles will agree that the room plays a very important part in the overall performance of your audio system. But many of us, while spending tens of thousands of dollars on gear, tend to neglect properly treating the room that the gear is placed in. The SteinMusic Harmonizers are part of a room treatment system that attacks the problem of room acoustics in a rather unconventional way. In my opinion, they do not totally negate the need for conventional treatments, rather, they enhance certain postitive musical characteristics and work well with other types of acoustical treatments.
SteinMusic Harmonizers - Physical Description
The Steinmusic Harmonizers are 5 x 5 x 4 inch piano black cubes that are powered by a 9 volt battery or by the supplied wall wart power supply (the battery offers better performance and makes for easier positioning). on the back, there is a power switch, a switch to power on/off the blue LED on the front of the unit and an Intensity knob.
The H2A and H2B are meant to work in conjunction with the SteinMusic Magic Stones or Diamonds (more powerful than the Stones) as a system. The Stones are passive devices, meant to be placed around the room to "resonate" or reinforce what the Harmonizers are doing.
What they do
The PDF Steinmusic manual for the Harmonizers describes their function as "elongating the air molecules" – i.e. "charging" the air in the listening room in a manner that facilitates the transmission of musical energy through the room. It seems to be suggesting that this charging of the air molecules means that when the speaker output enters the listening room space it does not have to overcome the inertia of uncharged/un-elongated air in the room.
Configuring the Harmonizer System
There are three basic options for configuring the Steinmusic Harmonizers. The listening room's size and the system's electronics and speakers may perform well with two Hamonizers (1 H2A and 1 H2B), known as the Silver Package. This is generally the case with small to medium rooms. For larger rooms, four Harmonizers (2 H2A and 2 H2B) may be necessary for optimal performance. This is our Platinum Package. Of course you can start with just one harmonizer, but we have offered substantial price breaks for ordering an entire system to make it easier for you to get the full effect as quickly as possible.
The following room diagram illustrates recommended placements of the Harmonizers and Magic Stones. You can see that in the four-cube setup the H2A and H2B Harmonizers are paired in diagonal relationships. That principle holds true for the two-cube and three-cube layouts; however, in all cases some experimentation with the precise locations of Harmonizers and Stones will help the listener optimize the entire configuration for best results.