Designed for nearfield monitors, the Primacoustic Recoil Stabilizer™ is a unique speaker mounting device that at once eliminates disruptive resonant coupling from the loudspeaker to the stand, while providing a stable base that reduces the recoil caused by the forward energy of the loudspeaker motion.
The Recoil Stabilizer is a loudspeaker platform that combines three basic components: a high-density urethane foam base to isolate the speaker from the shelf, monitor-bridge or stand; a heavy ¼” laser-cut steel plate; and a thin neoprene top surface. The foam effectively decouples the loudspeaker to eliminate vibration-borne resonance that invariably introduces phase anomalies, while the steel plate introduces significant mass to the structure, stabilizing the speaker. The no-slip surface coats the top to ensure the monitor stays firmly in place.
By reducing the backward ‘recoil’ as the speaker coil pushes energy forward, the initial transient no longer suffers lag and the sharpness of the resulting impulse is more defined. Upon first listening, one immediately notices more punch and extended low end. Upon further listening, one begins to notice greater detail at all frequencies, improved transient response and more defined depth of field. This not only makes mixing easier, but since the Recoils eliminate unknown resonance from contaminating the sound, your mixes immediately translate better to other rooms and audio systems.
The Recoil Stabilizer is available in various sizes, weights and firing angles to address the vast array of speaker designs currently on the market and personal mounting preferences.
The Recoil Stabilizer is a nearfield monitor platform that incorporates four different elements to create the whole. This includes:
- Retention padThin no-slip neoprene surface secures the nearfield monitor to the top surface for maximum signal transfer.
- Steel platformLaser cut ¼” (6mm) steel platform adds the necessary stabilizing mass to rigidly hold the nearfield monitor in place.
- Curved front panelCurved front panel eliminates standing waves and adds mass to the platform without increasing the footprint.
- Isolation foamHigh density open cell acoustic foam provides acoustic isolation to eliminate coupling between loudspeaker and shelf.
Recoil Stabilizers are available in a variety of sizes and weights to coincide with various monitors being produced today. Use the table below to determine the best Recoil for your monitor.
The DF or down-fire model introduces a 5º degree angle to compensate for the added 2" (5cm) height that the Recoil Stabilizer will introduce when put in position. This is often a good choice when the near fields are used on a meter bridge or elevated shelf that cannot be adjusted.
The HF is designed to fire sound straight on, in a horizontal plane. This makes the HF an ideal choice for adjustable monitor stands and custom mounting in soffits or shelves where the added 2" height is desired. This is also the preferred format for isolating sub woofers.
Up-fire Recoils are designed for post production suittes where monitors are often placed directly on a desk top. These introduce a more acute 10º angle that better directs the tweeter to the listening position. The up-fire angle can also be handy for smaller near field monitor when placed along side larger ones when sharing the same shelf.