STILLPOINTS, “will mechanically lower your noise floor”

Stillpoints are a multi award winning monolith in this industry of ours. A reference point, a global standard, a go-to necessity for any good system. By combating the mechanical energy and vibration inherent in our equipment, you lower the noise floor and radically improve the sound. Across the world simply thousands of systems have been stillpointed with tremendous reults. In much the same way, they were very early on deemed an absolute necessity in the Lotus portfolio.

‘Spring 2012 brought a comprehensively strengthened range of products by Paul Wakeen and his Stillpoints team. The release of the Ultra SS feet met overwhelming praise and approval from audiophiles and press alike, prompting a reassessment of the Stillpoints pecking order.

Although the original ‘volcano-shaped’ Stillpoint was already a memory, the surprise was by how far the Ultra SS outperformed the outgoing Ultra Aluminium and the more expensive Component Stand. Aware that Stillpoints has built its reputation on being the best solution for equipment support and isolation, Paul removed these unnecessary items from the range, and developed the Ultra Mini and the Ultra 5 – both using entirely Stainless Steel bodies, but with differing amounts of Stillpoints technology to meet different applications and budgets.

Ultra SS and Ultra 5 can be used underneath equipment (on a shelf or the floor) or underneath any loudspeakers, where they are ideally used with threaded adaptors as spike replacements. The Ultra 5 has 5 times the Stillpoints technology in a single package. Mor recently the Ultra 6 was launched and customers have reported them to be a major leap upwards from the Ultra 5.

The ultimate expression of the Stillpoints art is the ESS rack. Contained with this aesthetic beauty is engineering which sonically improves any system used with it, aided by six pockets of Stillpoints technology built into the support bars of each shelf.

The secret to Stillpoints design is in many fine details, but a key distinction is the way the four-tier filter prevents a direct energy path through the device. This isolation is in contrast with other support devices (such as spikes, cones and balls ), and the success of this approach is instantly audible.’

Further Reading
ULTRA SS

The Ultra SS is a four tier filter, whereas the original Stillpoints was a two tier filter. The Ultra uses Stainless Steel to transfer energy faster than aluminum and it is more stable. It’s ideal anywhere in the system but most effective under loudspeakers with the appropriate adapters. Please note the Hard Hat should be loosened upon installation and the isolated component levelled. When attaching to loudspeakers, do not affix the surface of the Ultra tightly to the surface of the speaker. Leave an air space the thickness of a business card or more between the two surfaces.

Set of 3, £660
Set of 4, £880
(Black £250 each)

Stillpoints Ultra SS @ Lotus Hifi
ULTRA 5

The Ultra 5 is a larger version of the Ultra. The Ultra 5 employs five pockets of Stillpoint technology. Whereas using four Ultras under a loudspeaker enjoys 4 pockets of Stillpoint technolgy, four Ultra 5 provide 20 pockets of isolation under each loudspeaker. We don’t have to tell you that the Ultra 5 is quite an experience !

£610 each (black £650)

Stillpoints Ultra 5 @ Lotus Hifi
ULTRA 6

Simply the best stillpoint yet for electronics and a significant leap from the Ultra 5. Available with or wirhout bases.

£799 each (£849 with base)

Stillpoints Ultra 6 @ Lotus Hifi
ULTRA BASE

Adds extra isolation performance, and improves stability on carpeted floor. Enables height adjustment of Ultra 5.

£60 each (Black £75)

Stillpoints Ultra base @ Lotus Hifi
LPI

Vinyl sources benefit greatly from care taken in isolation. Stillpoints Ultras underneath the deck are an obvious starting point, but we can also deal with vibration at the disc itself. The LP Isolator ( LPI ) slips over the spindle of your turntable and rests on the label portion of your lp. It absorbs the micro vibration that is present at the label area and makes the LP reproduction clearer, cleaner, more delicate, more open and life like.

£440 each (long and short spindle versions available)

Stillpoints LPI @ Lotus Hifi
ESS

Each ESS rack consists of two Masts, two Crossbars, and the desired number of shelves. Shelves can be supplied as 3/4” acrylic or as ‘Grid’ shelves. Grid shelves are suppled as standard with ‘Hard Hat’ couplers. These can be upgraded later or at point of order to Ultra Mini, Ultra SS or Ultra 5 couplers for increased performance. Acylic and Grid shelves can be mixed to suit requirements. The ESS rack can be designed with any number of shelves.

£POA

Stillpoints ESS @ Lotus Hifi