SteinMusic Speaker Match
Steinmusic speaker Matches reduce EMF and connect parallel to the signal path. Your amplifiers will be more controlled and detailed. Price is PER PAIR.
- Positive Feedback, June 2012 "The increase in definition and the lowering of all kinds of distortion is major league and obvious and instantaneous. Imaging is strongly enhanced. The bass response is deeper, cleaner, clearer, and more dramatic. Soundstaging is wider and deeper. Timbres are richer and more realistic. Phase distortion is remarkably lower and no longer muddying up the imaging. The more revealing the system and speaker, the more incredible are the results. The speakers did a disappearing act on more material, more often than ever before."
The Speaker Matches are easy to install by just inserting them in parallel with the speaker cables at the binding posts. For this purpose the wires of the Speaker Matches have been fitted with hollow banana plugs made from gold plated beryllium-copper. You can actually piggy back
Speaker Matches also benefit from Steinmusic RCS (Resonance Control System) in Audio Electronics. All electronic circuits using resistors will generate heat when current is flowing. Heat is generated independently of the topology, and most of the time one will not even notice it, but it's a fact. Heat is nothing but the movement of the atoms in a material. In audio circuits, movements of atoms are produced by the music signal. Depending on the materials used, dimensions and structure of the surface, these movements create specific (material) resonances. These resonances will have an impact onto the current flow through the resistor, which is nothing else but the musical signal that we want to keep undistorted.
The typical approach here is to dampen the resonances. That is not Hplger Stein's idea, absolutely not. Our experience shows that such dampening withdraws musical energy, which is exactly what we at Stein Music don't want to happen. Dampening often results in a pleasant but dull sound, where many details and finesses get lost.
Another approach is to stabilize the environment, for example casting the parts into concrete. We tried and found that the sound indeed gets stabilized, but also becomes sensitive to the character of the material used, quite like with acoustic instruments in which the sonic signature of the material is always heard. Concrete gives a pretty hard sound, wood is softer and more pleasant sounding depending on the wood used. More natural sounding materials will lead to a more natural sound also in electronics.
For the Speaker Match we're using a combination of a special casting compound that is optimized with regard to its sonic properties, together with a cardboard housing that is soaked with a special resonance optimizing lacquer. The casting compound ensures that all surfaces of the components are completely encased, the treated cardboard provides a good outer surface. The quality of the outer surface is very important, as it is this surface from where all internal resonances are reflected back into the material. So the character of the surface always has a big impact onto the overall resonance pattern.