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Old 02-04-2014, 01:00 AM
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Default Synergistic Research HFT & FEQ

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Should have very high WAF if they really work.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:23 PM
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I had the chance to audition both the HFT and REQ treatments in my listening room.

Short answer: they make a completely positive and easily identified improvement to the acoustics of my room. Soundstage increased in every dimension (but forward), there is more air and sense of space around instruments, background is more quiet. They also added to the strength and natural extension of the bass.

I did not remove the acoustic treatments I had before their arrival--bass traps in corners, absorption panels at first reflection points on either wall--and, after speaking with Peter on the phone, don't think the treatments are meant as replacements. Doing so in the video was just to isolate their impact more.

I bought them and have been happy I did.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:44 PM
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Steve.......What is the price of HFT's and the FEQ?
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Dan,

The EFT's retail for $299 for a pack of 5. I used 4 packs.

The FEQ retails for $750.

I have no idea how to quantify price versus benefit, except to say I doubt there have been many if any returns on their money back home trial.
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Do these mainly work on sound staging?
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Dan,

The EFT's retail for $299 for a pack of 5. I used 4 packs.

The FEQ retails for $750.

I have no idea how to quantify price versus benefit, except to say I doubt there have been many if any returns on their money back home trial.
Steve.......Thank you for the prices. GULP! .

No wonder the Cable Company doesn't display the pricing and ships them for free with a credit card on file. It is a bit difficult to wrap my mind around $60.00 each for those little metal concaves with a small dot of blue-tack stuck to the back. I don't ever see myself sticking those things to the beautiful finish on my Amati Anniversario's no matter how good thay might sound.
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Home Theater System: McIntosh MX120, MC452, Oppo BDP-95, PS Audio Soloist Premier SE, JBL LSR-6332 (2), JBL LSR-6328P (3), McIntosh XLS112 (2), Sony 52XBR9, Tributaries Silver IC's, Wireworld Starlight 6 HDMI cables, Wireworld Silver Electra PC's.
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Steve.......Thank you for the prices. GULP! .

No wonder the Cable Company doesn't display the pricing and ships them for free with a credit card on file. It is a bit difficult to wrap my mind around $60.00 each for those little metal concaves with a small dot of blue-tack stuck to the back. I don't ever see myself sticking those things to the beautiful finish on my Amati Anniversario's no matter how good thay might sound.
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“A mind set in its ways is wasted. Don't do it.” ― Eric Schmidt
Dan what he said +1
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Do these mainly work on sound staging?
No they work equally on the qualities mentioned in previous email.

Yes, it is easy to balk at the price but in my experience they made a bigger improvement than any power cable or power conditioner in my system. And we know how much those tend to cost.
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Steve.......Can the HFT gadgets be spray painted a different color without altering their performance?
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Studio System: McIntosh C1000C/P, MC2301 (2), MR88, Esoteric K-03, Olive 04HD, Michell Gyro SE w/SME 309/Ortofon Cadenza Black, Michell HR Never Connected Power Supply, Sonos ZP90, Sonos ZP120, Wyred 4 Sound Remedy, Magnum Dynalab ST-2, PurePower 2000, Furutech Flux 50, PS Audio Soloist Premier SE, PS Audio Dectet, Sonus Faber Amati Anniversario, Symbosium Rollerblock Jr.'s and Fat Padz, Wireword Silver Eclipse IC's, Silver Electra PC's, Supernova & Silver Starlight digital cables, Wireworld Silver Eclipse speaker cable, Klaudio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner.
Home Theater System: McIntosh MX120, MC452, Oppo BDP-95, PS Audio Soloist Premier SE, JBL LSR-6332 (2), JBL LSR-6328P (3), McIntosh XLS112 (2), Sony 52XBR9, Tributaries Silver IC's, Wireworld Starlight 6 HDMI cables, Wireworld Silver Electra PC's.
Headphone System: Sennheiser HD800 headphone, HDVA 600 headphone amplifier, CH 800 S balance headphone cable, Wyred 4 Sound DAC2, Oppo BDP-83, Wireworld Silver Starlight 7 digital cable, Silver Eclipse 7 balanced interconnects, Aurora 7 power cables.
Vintage System: McIntosh MA230, MR74 tuner, Denon DVD-2800 CD/DVD, JBL 4312A speakers, Wireworld Solstice 7 speaker cable., Tributaries Silver Series IC's.
Other Vintage Gear: MA5100, JVC XL-Z1050 K2 CD, Tandberg 3008A preamp, Tandberg 3026A power amp, Tandberg 3011 tuner, Yamaha P2100 power amp, McIntosh 4300V.
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