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This review first appeared in the July 2013 issue of hi-end hifi magazine High Fidelity of Poland. You can also read it in its original Polish version here. We publish its English translation in a mutual syndication arrangement with publisher Wojciech Pacula. As is customary for our own articles, the writer's signature at review's end shows an e-mail address should you have questions or wish to send feedback. All images contained in this review are the property of High Fidelity or Divine Acoustics. - Ed

Reviewer: Wojciech Pacula
CD player: Ancient Audio Lektor Air V-edition
Phono preamplifier: RCM Audio Sensor Prelude IC
Cartridges: Miyajima Laboratory Shilabe & Kansui
Preamplifier: Ayon Audio Polaris III Signature with Regenerator power supply
Power amplifier: Soulution 710
Integrated amplifier/headphone amplifier: Leben CS300 XS Custom
Loudspeakers: Harbeth M40.1 Domestic + Acoustic Revive custom speaker stand
Headphones: Sennheiser HD800, AKG K701, Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro 600Ω vintage, HifiMan HE6
Interconnects: CD/preamp Acrolink Mexcel 7N-DA6300, preamp/power amp Acrolink 8N-A2080III Evo
Speaker cable: Tara Labs Omega Onyx
Power cables (all equipment): Acrolink Mexcel 7N-PC9300
Power strip: Acoustic Revive RTP-4eu Ultimate
Stand: Base IV custom under all components
Resonance control: Finite Elemente Ceraball under CD player, Audio Revive RAF-48 platform under CD player and preamplifier, Pro Audio Bono PAB SE platform under Leben CS300 XS
Review component retail in Poland: 1.190zł

I am familiar with Divine Acoustics as a manufacturer of unique and interesting speakers with a wide front resembling an open baffle but a classic cabinet sporting a mid/woofer assisted by a bass-reflex port. Their appearance is absolutely unique. Whilst finish details reveal a tiny manufacturer, it's a very interesting product. I am sure that with appropriate capital to go crazy on CNC machines and enjoy unlimited access to materials, owner/designer Mr. Peter Galkowski could make products look better than most swanky Italian designs. This shouldn't imply that there are present issues. It’s simply that such practical limits force him to think harder than if they weren't. This again is reflected in the details. Generally however it is a high-quality assembly with finely tuned details and a tasty look. An e-mail about a new product showing up in my mailbox in October 2012 was about something completely different however – an anti-vibration platform:

"Hello and welcome! I'm preparing the latest product - Gravity. It will be an anti-vibration platform in the form of a base resting on four legs. It consists of more than 200 elements and uses over 20 different materials including gemstones for vibration damping. Currently I’m assembling the first few units and by the weekend plan on a photo session. Would it be possible to publish photos and a description in this month’s news section? Yours sincerely" - Piotr Galkowski
I assume that this surprise development resulted from working with speakers which due to a very shallow cabinet require an appropriate platform to keep them vertical and at the same time isolated from the floor. In the Electra 2 model for example Mr. Piotr employed a sandwich platform of two outer MDF layers with a central plastic mass. An additional absorber was a layer of cork beneath the speaker. The lot sat on spikes which we also find under the Gravity platform, today's topic.

This platform was designed for CD, DVD and Blu-ray players, amplifiers—especially tube—and turntables. Although it seems to resemble many other such platforms, especially the 3SG30 from Polish maker Rogoz Audio, its design and appearance are quite different. While it’s a platform with a frame supporting an inner shelf, the latter is housed in a type of enclosure and uses a different type of mechanical coupling between support and top. Whilst these are different designs, their similarity results from using round vertical tubes as spiked footers. I assume that their frames are similar too yet here the pipes are not welded together but mounted to the bottom.

That's where the similarities end. Although it costs surprisingly little, this Gravity device consists of 200 parts. As we already read, it uses 20 materials with different densities and damping factors [these include MDF, HDF, steel, aluminium, various resins, gemstones, PVC, chromium, silica, acrylic, silicone, minerals, cork, oak and beech wood - Ed]. The resonance damping and weight distribution system was created during tests with a variable frequency vibration generator. The designer adds that "this now enables the platform to very effectively suppress vibrations in the range of 40-120Hz which are harmful actions generated by audio transformers and power delivery. The platform rests on four aluminium feet with adjustable chrome spikes. Each foot connects to the platform's lower deck independently by using rigid thick-walled steel tubes coated with black PVC and filled with a mixture of damping materials. Each tube has a different length to suppresses a different range of frequencies."