What a difference a small screw made…

Alsyvox at Munich HighEnd 2024
3 Maggio 2024
Alsyvox at Munich HighEnd 2024
3 Maggio 2024

What a difference a small screw made…

We added an M6 SS grounding screw under the base of our speakers a couple of years ago under the request of a customer that wanted to use a grounding device.
We have a special situation in our speaker design: all the internal structure is made of high gauge steel and steel is a conductor.
So why not connecting it to ground and use it as shielding/drainage of electromagnetic interferences that might affect the musical signal inside?
From theory to practice it was a short step: Shunyata offered us to test their Altaira grounding system and we loved so much the result that we decided to use it at Munich HighEnd 2024 in our room.
What happens is clearly related to a better shielding: more silence between musical passages, more defined image, deeper soundstage and more refined sound, smoother liquid notes, faster transients and very long sustained notes and decays.
A clear improvement in music enjoyment and all of this at the cost of a small screw, well a bit more including the grounding device and grounding cable that is connected to that screw.
Our external crossovers boxes do not need grounding as they are already heavily shielded inside.