Super Sonic Tonic II Wallflower - Priced Each
Super Sonic Tonic II Wallflower
Supercharged Sonic Tonic II Formula x 8, Plus 3 Other Elements
Powerful, Versatile & Beautiful
If you are familiar with Sonic Tonic or Sonic Tonic II, the Super Sonic Tonic II Wallflower needs no introduction. This is the slightly different, way more powerful big brother to the Sonic Tonic II Dots. It is so powerful that, aside from using on components and cables, it has a powerful effect the soundstage and resolution of an audio system in a very positive way when properly placed in one's listening environment.. A room conditioner if you will...
New Design Improvements More Than Skin Deep
The new design is an epoxy disk, approximately 5/16" high x 2 1/8" diameter. It has the equivalent of 8 Sonic Tonic II inside, plus THREE additional ingredients that enhance transparency of the high frequencies even further. Eliminating the wooden container brings the active ingredients closer to the environment they are working in. No more barriers means more effective performance.
The thinner profile also means easier placement underneath components and in tight spaces. Did we mention they also look really cool?
Tweek Geek has done it again with the SST (Super Sonic Tonic)! I am a big fan of the ST (Sonic Tonic). I have been using 6 sets of ST in my AV system and desktop system. They work ‘magic’ on my circuit breaker box, power cords, power conditioner and power supplies. The ST is a most cost effective tweek for both audio and video.
The SST complements the ST and takes my AV system to a new level of enjoyment. I use 3 of them in my AV system. I place one on the crossover and next to the binding posts of my center speaker, the other two on the walls slightly behind my left and right speakers and about 15” from the floor. I prefer them behind and close to the floor instead of being in front of the speakers. I find the overall sound to be warmer in those positions.
I noted 3 significant areas of improvement:
1. Spatial dimensions – the soundstage expands in all 5 directions: front, back, left, right and height. The music propels forward into the room just like live music. The whole soundstage is more immersive, creating a more realistic illusion of the live event in my room.
2. Textures – Density and colors are the words that keep coming to mind during my listening. Instruments and voices have full, rounded bodies like in live music, and are much more physical and present.
3. Resolution – Previously unintelligible movie dialogues are now discernable (helped by the SST on my center speaker’s crossover). Low level details are much more apparent. Location of instruments and voices are more clearly delineated.
Impressed I am! Highly recommended!
"No doubt that they work effectively! I had a chance to try them on my system this past weekend. At first, I did not think they were going to add much more resolution/clarity to my main rig considering that I already had a substantial quantity of Bybee & Walker Audio tweaks on my main rig. To my amazement, they were able to able to further enhance/extract more musical details in the background. Now, it is just a matter of how many to use before the body and warmth get overwhelmed by the much more pronounced background instruments." - J. Wu
They add realism; more PRAT ( Pace Rhythm and Timing ) Better liquidity & less haze. More details without highlighting areas. Dense and dynamic images are more easly followed in the soundstage. Vocals and instruments are simply more "there", more natural sounding and natural presence; better texture and dynamics. Bass more defined, soundstage wide and depth improved. And my right foot never lies; it was moving more than usual when the Super Sonic Tonic are in the setup. Highly recommended. - M. Ibenhard
Twice the "Tonic"
The SST II Wallflowers have twice the material inside, plus an additional ingredient that further optimizes it for room placement. In other words, one SST equals 8 Regular Sonic Tonic, plus. To our ears however, it's effect is more than doubled. SST is exponentially better.
As A Room Treatment
We recommend the below placement with 3 Super Sonic Tonic (SST) as a great place to start.
Placement 2 - 4 SST II Wallflowers
Using 4 SST, the configuration adds a rear SST suspended from the ceiling or on the wall behind your listening position. This will add an even greater sense of depth and immersion.
Placement 3 - 5 SST II Wallflowers
Using 5 SST, two rear SST's are added and placed the corners/sidewalls of the room behind the listener. This will give a greater sense of immersion than setup 2. Also, if Setup 2 tends to focus the center image too much, leading to the narrowing of the soundstage.
Height of placement matters
There is no set height for the SST, but there are general guidelines. Lower placement affects warmth and body. Placing the SST at ear or tweeter height affects midrange frequencies most, and finally placing the SST high up on the wall affects the higher frequencies most. Note I said most. The SST's effect still reaches high and low, but the PRIMARY frequency affected is determined by the height of placements.
What you will hear
More liquidity. Dense, rich and dynamic images in a soundstage that not only expands beyond the width of the speakers, but beyond the boundaries of the room itself. Vocals and guitars are simply glorious with rich presence, texture and dynamic jump factor. Bass, depth, dynamics and tunefulness are greatly improved as well.
If your sound is thin or lacking warmth, placement of SST Wallflowers near the ground up to about 18" will affect these frequencies greatest.
SST II Wallflower Uses
- As a room treatment (it is optimized for this use)
- Place on top of components above power supply
- Place on your breaker box
- Place on speaker crossovers
- Use on speaker binding posts
- Super Sonic Tonic placed on the wall, used as a room treatment
- 2 1/8 inches in diameter x 5/16 inches high
Q: Is The Super Sonic Tonic II Wallflower identical to Sonic Tonic, just twice the material and in a pretty package?
A: No. The Super Sonic Tonic II Wallflowers have has twice the material of a full set of Sonic Tonic (equal to 8 dots), plus additional materials not found in regular Sonic Tonic. These materials sonically add up to better performance in the bass frequencies, and more transparency in the mids and highs. They are clearer and more powerful in the low end.
Q: Do I need to start with a minimum of 3 placed in my room to hear an effect?
A: I would recommend starting with 3, but one should be able to hear a subtle difference with 2 placed centered between your speakers on the wall behind them. This will give a better sense of center image density and image placement.
Q: Will SST II Wallflowers work in all the places Sonic Tonic does?
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