IsoAcoustics launch the Stage 1 Board as a portable solution for professional sound isolation

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IsoAcoustics launched the Stage 1 isolators at NAMM 2019 as a means of creating a consistent contact between your amplifier's speakers and the floor below it. 

If you affixed the Stage 1 isolators to the bottom of your amp – guitar, bass, keyboard – they would compensate for any variances in contact between speaker and floor, ensuring that frequencies aren't lost to the stage or studio carpet, resulting in extra clarity and a tighter bass response.

The idea is simple but effective, with the likes of Steve Vai and The Tedeschi Trucks Band using in the studio and on stage.

But the Stage 1 isolators had to be fixed to an amp or speaker. Looking towards a portable solution, IsoAcoustics have launched the Stage 1 Board. 

A 635mm 254mm x 20mm thermoplastic board, the Stage 1 Board is designed for use with the Stage 1 Isolators. Simply attach four of these to the Stage 1 Board and position it under your guitar amp [see below], or whatever speaker you want to isolate. Steve Vai uses them live under his wedge monitors.

The Stage 1 Board can take a load of up to 90kg. So unless you were looking to place it under a backline like Yngwie Malmsteen's double-Plexi head Marshall stack, this will probably have you covered.

The Stage 1 Board retails for £39.99/$39.99 and the Stage 1 Isolators are sold separately as a pack of four for £129.99/$129.99.

See IsoAcoustics for more details.

Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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