Audio Points & Coupling Discs

GET THE NOISE OUT!

Audio Points™ improve the sound quality of electronic components, home hi-fi and all guitar amplifiers, turntables, loudspeakers, video gaming systems, recording desks and hard drives, power distribution systems, active isolation tables, AC wall panels, clock radios, boom boxes, subwoofers, microphone stands, equipment racks, sound reinforcement and a few chosen musical instruments such as vibraphone, marimba, upright bass, and cello by transferring unwanted noise out and away from the equipment’s chassis.

Palette Custom High-End Guitar Amplifiers with Threaded Audio Points

The Audio Points also improve visual presentations in TV, computer monitors, and cable or satellite boxes as the video reproduction industry fails to address mechanical resonance and noise and how much it affects video circuits and screen elements.

Electricity is a noise generator. The energy from electrical flow causes vibrations that generate amplitudes of resonance. Resonance is like a slow-moving thickening substance as it builds upon all electronic parts and equipment chassis’ clogging every mechanical, electromechanical, and acoustic signal pathway. These unwanted properties negatively affect your sound and video quality, limiting the “operational efficiency” of everything in the system’s entirety.

Musical instruments and loudspeakers generate resonance in different manners as vibrations from magnet movements or physically induced hand pressures establish vibrations and if not removed or dissipated produce logjams of resonance. These phenomena affect timing so hearing the next note in succession as clean as the first becomes the difference in what we hear as audible musicality.

The high-speed exit of detrimental resonance caused by vibrations establishes greater “operational efficiency” within the component or loudspeaker per the laws of Coulomb friction and Coulomb damping.

Audio Points function as high-speed brass conductive gateways for resonance and unfavorable noise to flow out and away from the component or loudspeaker. The Science of Resonance Energy Transfer titled Live-Vibe Technology™ is the newest and most effective methodology in a string of age-old theorem adaptations such as absorption, isolation, and constrained layer damping that are currently used in vibration management applications of audio products.

With over one million units sold, the Audio Points have stood the test of time beating and outlasting hundreds of competing products by delivering the musical results listeners are looking for – as promised.

WEIGHT CAPACITY: The smallest Audio Points are capable of supporting 1,000 pounds each and the larger will hold over 2,000 pounds.

STABILITY: In 32 years of sales we have never recorded a complaint where equipment fell off a shelf or rack, including earthquakes. If an accident occurs one Audio Point generally falls over onto its side and the equipment movement ceases. As engineers, we realize there is always a first time for everything however, the Audio Points have a positive and lengthy track record for concerns regarding instability.

RECOMMENDED SUPPORT: Three Audio Points are recommended for most applications; however, some larger amplifiers, speakers, or turntables may require a fourth set.

There are three sizes of Universal Audio Points available based on height requirements and performance levels. This group of Audio Points has no threads and fits between components and loudspeakers and is simple to install. The APCD4 Coupling Discs are now included in the price with every Audio Point purchase.

Audio Point Performance Includes – “DUAL FUNCTIONALITY”!

The Audio Points work in both directions. The sharp tips can face skyward or towards earth fitting into the APCD4-Inverted coupling discs. Tips pointing skyward provide one set of speed ratios for resonance flow and pointing them in the opposite direction delivers a slightly different speed. Either direction expands musical characteristics known as attack, sustain, and decays hence delivering more musical quality from the equipment you already own.

With all the various materials used to manufacture components and speaker chassis in today’s market, we urge listeners to experiment tips up or down to get the most value from their purchase. Occasionally you may find two tips facing up and one tip facing down that delivers your desired musical performance.

The preferred and most popular position to date is the tip pointing downward.

For the aggressive audiophile looking to fine-tune their setup, positioning Audio Points under the chassis in various locations will also change listening outcomes. For best results, we urge users to place them an inch or two in from the outside edges of the chassis staying away from factory footer locations. The methodology is to evacuate noise created by electricity and resonance from critical parts such as transistors, circuits, capacitors, ceramic tube sockets, and of course transformers, power supplies, and crossovers.

Plastic feet sound like plastic, cork footers deliver a slightly damped emotionless sound, stainless and hardened steels lead to a higher-pitched sonic limiting decay length, ceramics can collapse a soundstage, springs create timing artifacts and delays in speaker waveform disbursements, and rubber or spongy materials absorb the dynamics and harmonic structures we seek to acquire as listeners. If you combine any two or more of these materials who knows what you will get? The audible results described above are easily heard through testing in your own environment with your own system.

EASY INSTALLATION: Insert the Audio Points into the APCD4 receiving cup tip-up or down. They will balance themselves in the discs until chassis placement Place them in a triangular shape. Their positioning has no rules for placement and never has to be isosceles or measured angles for function.

The sonic results are immediately heard and will increase over the next seven to fourteen days. You hear these improvements each day, so you know very well the product is working in your favor.

“I was somewhat taken aback to hear such an immediate and dramatic difference. That difference was there from the first, and it only deepened and intensified as I added more Audio Points into the mix. Which is to say, the more I listened, the closer my dropped jaw got to the floor.”
Max Westler Product Reviewer- enjoythemusic.com


Audio Point Sets


Audio Points Individual


Coupling Discs

In the beginning, simple round pieces of brass were cut and a notch was tapped into the top to hold the Audio Point tip protecting hardwood floor surfaces. We gave them away for free with all speaker mount Audio Point products. Learning from the listenership, that move was taking away from the level of performance when using just the Audio Point. 

APCD2

We then turned our engineering attention to the disc itself. The APCD2 came about one year later and was designed to keep up with the speed, sheer wave disbursement, and resonance transfer. Engineering also had to maintain the musical characteristics such as an attack, sustain, and decays associated with hearing the musical experience. The APCD2 served our needs for twenty-three years.

The dawning of the Sistrum Platforms using an inverted Audio Point where the tip faces skyward created a nightmare of having to use Scotch Magic Tape® for installation. The bottom line was this application sucked a lot of time and effort including losing some sales simply because we, as audiophiles, tend to become lazy when additional tasks are required for installation.  

“Designing the specific shapes of the Coupling Discs took a tremendous amount of time and was more difficult than that of any Audio Point body style. The geometry has to match the speed of sheer and resonance moving along the surface of the cone shape to maintain sonic without altering the audible performance of the instrument. There are currently five body styles of Audio Points so the investment in time and listening tests far outweighed most other products.” Locke T Highleyman Live Vibe Audio Engineering

APCD4 Coupling Disc

Sistrum Platforms set in motion a tremendous increase in the understanding and advancement of Live-Vibe Technology™. Born out of necessity came the APCD4 Inverted Coupling Disc. This product became the extension of the Audio Point whereas the design proves beyond any doubt that adding the Coupling Disc provides an increase in performance.

We attempted to manufacture the Audio Point and Coupling Disc as a single piece and failed miserably in sonic evaluations. It did not work.

Live Vibe Audio engineers also innovated a heavier, taller, and wider coupling disc to accommodate the increased sizing of the Rhythm Platforms’ Floor Points. These equipment racking systems hold the heaviest gear audio has to offer so by increasing the formula of brass weight currently built into the smaller discs, the APCD5 has come of age.

APCD5 Coupling Disc

The APCD5 is considered an up-grade when used with any Audio Point or Platform assembly. The function also increases on carpets where we did not see that benefit coming. It is fun when the invention delivers more uses than originally thought. 

Proving the function of any Live Vibe Audio Coupling Disc is easy. Simply replace one with any other disc available in the market, any coin, or any other material available and this will dramatically limit the Audio Point’s performance and/or change the character of sonic your system produces.

Testing continues as the coupling discs opened the gates for more knowledge and increased performances. Live-Vibe Technology is only twenty years old or should we say young. There is a lot more to learn. 

APCD5, APCD4, APCD2

Coupling Discs