The inspiration for the Acoustic ART system came to our lead designer Ted Denney four years ago while sailing the South Pacific. During his sabbatical, Ted visited Buddhist Temples and observed how Tibetan Prayer Bowls altered temple acoustics. These singing bowls affected a sudden shift in acoustics whenever they were activated, and when additional bowls of varying tone were also activated, the acoustics continued to change. Ted reasoned that a system of resonating bowls could be developed to discreetly treat room acoustics without the need for large unsightly tuning devices.
However, it wasn’t until after Ted returned to the mainland and developed his TESLA Series cables that he revisited the idea of treating room acoustics with resonating bowls. We began our research by studying Helmholtz resonators, which have been used for over a century to tune low frequencies in an acoustic environment. We worked to modify Helmholtz resonator principles to incorporate the full spectrum of sound; not just low frequencies. We found we could tune music with a system of resonators working together in harmony at key acoustic pressure points. Further research led to several patents-pending.
The accumulation of these scientific principals sets the Acoustic ART (Analogue Room Treatment) System apart from all other room tuning methods.
Synergistic Research ART Basik
The little brother of the $3000 Acoustic ART room tuning system. The ART Basik consists of 1 Satellite (instead of the Vibratron), 3 more Satellites for side and back walls and one Bass Station. The difference from the Acoustic ART system is that the satellite resonators are not heat treated or Quantum Tunneled and the resonators are not varnished. This gives them more of a silver color. For audiophiles who would like to experience the 3D soundstaging of the original Acoustic ART system, but at a more affordable price.
The Acoustic ART Basik kit consists of:
- One ART Basik Satellite for the front wall
- Three ART Basik Satellites for side and back walls
- One ART Basik Bass Station