Recoil Stabilizer

  • Improves transient response and imaging
  • Tightens up the bass for greater accuracy
  • Eliminates resonance and phase anomalies
  • Improves translation to other audio systems

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. To make selection easy, we have produced a simple cross-reference chart to match the right Recoil Stabilizer for your monitors.

Down Fire - Console Bridge
Horizontal Fire - Speaker Stand
Up Fire - Computer Desk

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Al Schmitt “I was suspect at first, but after a few minutes with the Recoil Stabilizers I realized how much difference they made. Especially on the low end. I'm keeping these. They work.”

~ Al Schmitt Engineer/Producer -
Barbra Streisand, Steely Dan, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones

Ed Cherney "Since adding Recoil Stabilizers to my system, I feel that I am getting better balances plus a low end that, when I take the recording out of my room and listen to it somewhere else, is more representative of what I am hearing when I record. Consider me a satisfied user."

~ Ed Cherney Engineer/Producer
The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy

Daniel Lanois “My nearfield speakers sound better on the Recoil Stabilizers than they did without them. The bottom is solid, the vocals are clear and my speakers don't fall down. It's a great product.”

~ Daniel Lanois Engineer/Producer
U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris, Ron Sexsmith, Robbie Robertson

Chuck Ainley "Your mixes are only as good as your monitors and mix environment. When I began using the Primacoustic Recoil Stabilizer I immediately noticed improvements in the low end clarity of my near field monitors, to the point that I no longer needed to use a separate subwoofer. Incredibly, the detail of high frequencies and image localization were also improved."

~ Chuck Ainlay Producer / Engineer
Dire Straits, Vince Gill, George Strait, Lyle Lovett, Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks

Roger Nichols "The Recoils are so heavy, I had to workout at a gym for two weeks before I could lift them! When I finally got them installed, I did not expect to hear as much of a difference. I was wrong. The bass and kick drum were the most obvious differences, but overall the image became less smeary and the low end was to die for."

~ Roger Nichols Engineer/Producer
Steely Dan, Al DiMeola, Take Six, John Denver,Bela Fleck, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O' Connor, Jim Messina, Reba McIntyre, Natalie Cole, Rosanne Cash, Michael Franks, Rickie Lee Jones, Donald Fagen, Cher, Placido Domingo, Mark Knopfler, Crosby Stills & Nash, Frank Sinatra, Joe Cocker,Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Frank Zappa, Larry Carlton, John Lee Hooker

Joe Barresi "After several hours of listening to many styles of music I discovered the Recoils really seemed to focus the low mids on everything... the thud of the kick, roundness of the bass, and the low strings on the guitar seemed more solid and defined, thus clearing up the mix and making the stereo image more detailed."

~ Joe Barresi Engineer/Producer
Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bad Religion, The Melvins, Skunk Anansie

Dave Bottrill "The Recoils? They are awesome! The bass no longer gets sucked out from behind the console and the results are amazing: tighter bass, better imaging and a true representation of what is really going on. This makes it so much easier to work and mixes immediately transfer much better from room to room."

~ Dave Bottrill Engineer/Producer
King Crimson, Silverchair, Tool, Godsmack, Staind, I Mother Earth, Dream Theatre

Ross Hogarth "I was immediately impressed with the Recoil Stabilizers underneath my monitors. It cleared up a cloudiness in the bass and mid bass that I had been battling in my studio. I also noticed a clarity in the imaging I did not have before. This is an affordable and very effective problem solving product. I love these things!"

~ Ross Hogarth Producer /Engineer
Ziggy Marley, Melissa Etheridge, Keb' Mo', Jewel, Rooney, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, John Fogerty

Bil VornDick “With Recoils in place, the speakers seem to sonicly float, the low-end is more defined, and I hear fundamentals that I never thought were there. The Recoils brought new life to my nearfields – they have never sounded so good!”

~ Bil VornDick Engineer/Producer
Bela Fleck, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Marty Robbins, Mark O'Connor

Joe Chiccarelli "The Recoils are remarkable! They seem to clear up the low mids, bring out the ultra lows and the transients come alive with greater detail. Very impressive!"

~ Joe Chiccarelli Engineer/Producer
Bon Jovi, Frank Zappa, Tori Amos, Chicago, Poco, Bob Seger, Annie Lennox

Bruce Swedien "When I started using the Recoil Stabilizers, I immediately noticed a huge improvement in the spaciousness of the sound field in my mixes. In short... my mixes sounded colossal!!! For me it was a 'dream come true'. Of course the low end was remarkable, but my mixes sounded much more like my original mix concept. I love my Recoils..., and from now on... I’m not going to do a mix without them!!!"

~ Bruce Swedien Engineer/Producer -
Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack, Mick Jagger, Jennifer Lopez, Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Rufus, Chaka Khan, Barbra Streisand

Ryan Hewitt "The Recoil Stabilizers work superbly! I feel like the bottom end is very true and clear, and that the mids are right where I expect them to be. They took my monitoring system up a significant notch."

~ Ryan Hewitt Engineer/Producer
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flogging Molly, Blink 182, Tom Petty, Robert Randolph, Natalie Merchant

Eddie Kramer "I just wanted to say a big thank you for the Recoil Stabilizers! The difference in terms of the low end resolution is stunning. I am now very conscious of every frequency that my Dynaudio monitors have to offer in particular the low end. What was for me a bit of a guessing game is now perfectly in focus."

~ Eddie Kramer Engineer - Producer
Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, John Mayall, Traffic, Kiss, Peter Frampton, Spooky Tooth, April Wine, Carlie Simon, Anthrax, Loudness, Buddy Guy, John McLaughlin, Humble Pie, John Sebastian, Curtis Mayfield, Derek & the Domninos, Foghat, Robin Trower, Brian May, Joe Cocker, Santana, David Bowie.

Frank Filipetti "I’ve got to tell you it really is amazing what a simple little thing like the Recoils can do to a system. Suddenly everything got clearer, punchier and more solid. These are worth their weight in gold...and then some."

Frank Filipetti Engineer-Producer
James Taylor, Foreigner, The Bangles, Survivor, Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, Vanessa Williams, George Michael, 10,000 Maniacs, Elton John, Billy Joel, and Meatloaf,

Mick Glossop "Fantastic! - the Recoil Stabilizers really tightened up the sound of my near-fields - clearer low-mids and greater spatial definition. They are great… a good, solid product."

~ Mick Glossop Engineer/Producer
Van Morrison, Sinead O’Connor, The Waterboys, Frank Zappa, Tangerine Dream, Mike Oldfield, Revolver

Elliot Scheiner “The Recoil Stabilizers are great! A huge difference from regular foam pads. They sound more stationary and connected. I'm quite happy with them.”

~ Elliot Scheiner Engineer/Producer
Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Sting, The Eagles, Queen , REM, Faith Hill

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