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HONG KONG CONVENTION CENTER
Jan 9, 2009, 10:18 AM ET — By Jason Victor Serinus
Silence of Grounding
Miguel Alvarez of Point St. Lucie, Florida, is a defector for the
cause. A self-confessed former marketing rep for Bose who always had
a passion for audiophile products, he eventually left the company to
develop the Tripoint Troy power product ($12,000). Based on a new
concept, the device uses passive filtration in the form of magnetism
and layers of different materials (brass, copper, and proprietary
products) to eliminate and reduce EMI and RFI. Rather than a line
conditioner per se—one is in the works—the Troy is a grounding
device to which you attach ground wires from the various components
in your system. (If a component lacks a ground wire, Miguel can
explain how to determine the right place to affix one).
of the places where Miguel first tried out his unit was at Skyline
Studios in NYC. When the resident sound engineer used the Troy to
play back rare Sam Cooke master tapes, he declared that he could
finally hear things on the tapes that he had never heard over the
past 30 years.
Tripoint Troy employs harmonic tuning to create an extremely
neutral, warm sound without any hint of sterility. This unit's
cabinet is composed of African bubinga, a high density African wood
that is not as wooly sounding as maple. Heard in an expensive system
that included a Stibbert Tube CD Player by Goldenote of Italy, MIT
speaker wire, and Chario Serendipity loudspeakers, the Troy helped
bring out a lovely, inner warmth on a piano recording. That the
system sounded as good as it did given that none of the electronics
were broken in suggests that the Tripoint Troy is doing something
Jan 9, 2009, 9:36 PM — By Nancy Rangel
seems like a great product, I am interested in more information
regarding it, and to get in touch with the owner of the product, if
Jan10, 2009, 12:02 PM — By Fernando V Cruz
am lucky enough to have met Miguel Alvarez as I am in the high-end
audio business myself and also live in South FLA. When he brought
over the "Troy" and grounded my mono blocks and mono
preamps I was immediately hooked !! , Magic !!!. The musicality,
detail, and clean pure instrumentation I was hearing I had never
accomplished before, no matter what money I spent or tweak I
discovered. Needless to say , I immediately bough the
"Troy" for my demo room and began to carry the line. It is
the first and most important upgrade any serious audiophile should
Jan10, 2009, 12:18 PM — By Jason Victor Serinus
Nancy, This is my second attempt to respond to your message.
Tripoint's website will supply more information, including an email
Jan10, 2009, 9:19 PM — By Augie Sanz
am a resident of South Florida and was fortunate enough to have the
Troy brought to my home and connected to my system. I have a solid
set up with a dedicated line, and an acoustically treated room.
After connecting the Troy I could not believe my ears, the detail
was phenomenal. Every instrument came to life. I felt the closet I
have ever been to a live venue in the comfort of my own home. Truly
2008 RMAF TRIPOINT ROOMS
I. Koetsu USA Room- Montegiro, Koetsu, Chairo, Air Tight, Accuphase,
SME, DaVinci, Aesthetix, Tripoint Audio
Posted Sat Oct 11, 2008, 10:01 AM ET
How I wish I could have seen Stephen Mejias' reaction to the Montegiro
Lusso Komplet turntable ($33,000), distributed in the US by Koetsu
USA. This thing looks like a cross between a tray of black and white
ice cream parfaits and something from a Fellini movie. But it sure
sounded good. Equipped with two arms, from SME and DaVinci, and two
Koetsu cartridges, the Coral Stone Platinum ($15,000) and Onyx
Platinum ($8000), the KMLK (for short) was making magic through Chario
Sovereign loudspeakers ($17,000/pair).
This system gave the most realistic
portrayal of Satchmo's trumpet I have ever heard. On another recording
(unidentified), the sound of the sax was equally breathtaking. I'm
sure the Aesthetix Rea, Aesthetix Atlas, Airtight ATC-2, and Tripoint
Apollo Power Conditioner bear equal responsibility for the wow factor.
Jason Victor Serinus from STEREOPHILE
II. High Water Sound Room- TW Acustic,
Odeon, Tripoint Audio.
Beautiful Music without no electronic signature. Music! Bravo!
III. Matrx Systems LLC Room-
Tidal, Lamm, DCS, Argento, Critical Mass, Tripoint Audio.
Natural, articulate musical portrayal.