SteinMusic E-Pad +S
SteinMusic E-Pads +S
Steinmusic E-Pads are small 8 x 155 mm self-adhesive rectangles that when placed properly have a transformative impact on the music. An impact that goes well beyond their diminutive size.
Used by itself, or in combination with the E-Pad 11, 22, or 33, the E-Pad+S will lower the noise floor of your system, and improve the flow and organic nature of the music being played through your audio system. Making the music more emotionally involving with increased clarity.
E-Pads operate at the level of molecular interaction producing profound and measurable changes to both the mechanical and electrical properties of materials. These properties include a material's spectrum of resonances, torsion force and modulus of elasticity as well as electrical conductivity by reducing electical "smog" and interferance fields.
The performance of Steinmusic E-Pads greatly transcends what would be achievable with regular forms of resonance damping. This allows a very broad range of applications since both mechanical and electrical properties are influenced similarly.
What the numbers mean
A new version of E-pads is available, with numbers 11, 22 and 33. The higher the numbers, the more brilliant they are. Combining an E-Pad +S with one of the numbered ones will give some brilliance to the overall performance.
E-Pads 11 +2S, 22 and 33 +2S are already prepared E-Pads that are made of two pieces +S type with a 11, 22 or 33 on top. These are easy to use, however we always recommend to start with one +S, add another +S on top, and then check if adding a numbered E-Pad on top is an advantage or might be too much.
Small but Powerful
Although E-Pads are very small, they are also very powerful. If they seem like too much in some applications, as evidenced by excess high frequency energy, you can cut them in half along the marked line on the E-Pad. Strangely enough you can stack them after cutting them in half to enhance their effect again.
Stick the E-pad +S into the tray namely into the normally existing recess for placing Mini-CDs. If you own a top-loading player, please process similarly and bond the E-pad at an appropriate place with an orientation parallel to the CD. That may be at the bottom or at the top cover.
At amplifiers the back plate suggests itself for fixing one or more E-Pads: It is exactly the place where all inputs and outputs meet. The first trail should be one pad close to the mains input but placing close to input or output connectors will benefit, too.
Try an E-pad +S at the base of the tone arm.
One E-pad +S near the binding posts is effective with loudspeakers which often times have their crossovers located in that vicinity. Additionally it has been proven to place one E-pad at the front exactly between the individual dirver frames in the case of multi-way speakers. If you use horn-speakers it is worth a trial to place one E-pad each at the mid- and high-frequency horn. Further E-pads at the enclosure help to minimize unwanted resonances. Trial and error is the way to find the correct place here.
One E-pad +S fixed at each ear cup at the upper side close to the yoke considerably improves the fidelity of reproduction.
Steinmusic E-pads +S work in a variety of AC related locations. To describe the function of operation of Steinmusic E-pads +S as some sort of of radio-interference suppression alone would not meet the reachable results.
Electric meter / electric distribution
One or two E-pad +S stuck from outside onto the electric panel can work wonders. Try to locate the actual circuit breaker your audio system is located on, and place your E-Pad on that breaker directly. Note Using a Bybee Quantum Signal Enhancer along with an E-Pad +S on the breaker panel is highly recommended.
Other applications are directly at the electric meter, at the ground-fault circuit interrupter and at the fuses.
One of our favorite places to locate the E-Pads is directly at the AC Receptacle feeding the your audio system.
As you place E-Pads closer to the power inlet of each component, the effectiveness seems to improve. Try them on CD-players and amplifiers.
Windows and Glass
Windows and Glass-doors Windows do create extremely undesirable reflections which do distract from the pleasure of listening to music. One E-pad +S placed unobtrusively at a corner of the window-glass will help to alleviate some of the negative issues glass imposes on your listening environment. The same is valid for glassy picture frames, glassy tables and mirrors. Screens are to be treated the same way as other areas made of glass concerning their acoustic properties. The positive effects onto the acoustics are obvious. Furthermore one E-pad +S stuck into one corner often causes a more quiet, more stable and more colour-intensive picture. This is valid for computer monitors as well as for TV-sets of all kind. Very obvious improvements concerning sharpness and intensity of colour can be reached with just one E-pad +S at the plug of the video-recorder or the HDMI-cable at the monitor or projector. Steinmusic Harmonizer Even there a reproducible improvement will occur if you stick one E-pad +S to the bottom side of a Harmonizer.