Introducing Mr Stirling Trayle, the world renowned audio system optimiser
AE is honoured to work with Mr. Stirling Trayle, the world renowned “high fidelity audio system optimiser”. He is the only qualified professional to set up Wilson Audio WAMM Chronosonic Master Speaker system worldwide outside of the United States. He will spend the next 8 days in Hong Kong optimising Divin Lab for AE and my other showrooms. He will optimise a few systems of my key clients as well.
What exactly is an audio system optimiser? I will find out soon enough. But he will dismantle everything in Divin Lab first! Yes, he will even dissemble the gigantic Gobel Divin Majestic speakers! The laborious exercises are meant to locate overlooked errors during the setup processes. He will check everything precisely by instruments. He will disassemble the rack as well. He will clean all the accessible contact points of the system including fuses and AC lines. He will measure each ground leg to ensure the right amount of voltage on them. The lists of work are extremely detailed spanning four A4 pages of full text. Speaker adjustments alone will take at least 6 hours. He takes six planes of adjustment to position the speakers: front to back, side to side, up and down, toe in and toe out, forward and rearward tilt (rake angle), and side to side tilt (azimuth). The measurements are taken 1/32” accuracy for distances and 0.1 degree for angle.
BEFORE the arrival of Mr. Stirling this evening, Andy Lam of Fung Hang Records was at Divin Lab this morning. He was completely shocked by extreme realism and transparency of the system listening to many of his own productions. He recognised the tremendous efforts behind Divin Lab quickly. Lyrical emotions were translated spontaneously into vocal energy touching him when Jacky Cheung was singing. Andy told me he had goosebumps all over. We spent 3 hours listening records after records of all sort spanning from Anne Bisson’s latest recording alongside a few orchestral pieces. Speakers are completely disappeared. All the walls are vanished. Imaging palpability is tremendous. Image size is spot on without oversizing usually associated with gigantic speakers.
Then, why do I want to disassemble everything at Divin Lab? Because I have reached the limitation of my available knowledge to make it better. The presence of almighty Tripoint Elite NG, Wadax Atlantis Reference are with 4 sets of ReVopod underneath, Zanden super electronics, SRA Craze 3/Virginia etc are merely capital inputs. I reckon only knowledge would take AE to the next level.
Antoni Gaudi, the genius architect who spent his life building the St. Sagrada Familia in Barcelona once said, “To do things right. First, you need love. Then execution.”
Stirling Trayle is my execution.