Experience sounds good.
Without it, reviews won’t convince the discerning audiophile that our speakers belong in their reference room. We perform a setup and evalution in your reference room before they’re built using our evaluation Gravitas System. Then you know what you can expect.
A Speaker without Setup is Like a Day without Sunshine
When you decide to own a worldclass speaker, you read the reivews, attend the shows, visit the dealers. You might even consider the advice given on forums. Perhaps you’ve heard them in a friend’s listening room, or even visited the factory. But do you really know what you’ve got until you get it home?
Let’s face it. You didn’t get where you are by relying solely on others’ advice.
In 2011, Luke Zitterkopf, Aluminous Audio speaker designer, began to ruminate on what makes a speaker good. As he gazed over the horizon of speakermania, from speaker design to reference room listening, he thought, wasn’t it odd that you never know for sure if a speaker is right for you until it is set up in your own personal reference room. It seemed backward to him for audiophiles to put the room and speaker placement last in the multi-faceted quest for the optimum listening experience.
Design the Experience, Not the Speaker
So, speaker designer Luke Zitterkopf and Mino Christante, product evaluator/assistant to Caelin Gabriel, of Shunyata Research, set upon an idea that made sense only to the most demanding customers: to design the speaker around clients’ reference rooms, by performing complete room evaluation and setup first - then - build the client’s unique speaker ‘system’ based on that experience. At first people thought they were crazy. But in the world of audiophile, unless you’re crazy you really don’t belong in the industry.
Popular wisdom dictates that if you trust speaker design to the most eminent technical minds, that you can get speakers that sound good no matter where you put them. Unfortunately, that isn’t true.
We feel that, until that Fat Lady shows up and sets up, those speakers aren’t worth a song.
there is something we feel you should know…
The Gravitas Speaker System is the only monitor speaker system in the world that hangs completely suspended in air, is fabricated of solid aluminum, and teams with its own unique pair of tuned subwoofers, allowing for the highest of flexibility in room setup. We individually fabricate each set, based on our clients’ wishes, after a review setup in the client’s system and listening location. Color and other accessories are then chosen by the client. When complete, we return to the client’s listening room for final delivery and setup. We do not manufacture speakers. We are a boutique speaker builder. We build and set up your Gravitas monitor subwoofer system as an all-in-one product-service.