Recoil Testimonials

Robert Scovill
FOH Audio Engineer
Tom Petty, Matchbox Twenty, Prince, Def Leppard, Rush, Alice Cooper
"The key to any successful listening environment is negating the listening environments negative impact on your speaker’s performance. There is simply no easier path to improved accuracy in the bottom end of your near field monitors than the Primacoustic Recoils. I never use near field monitors without them now."
Steve Ouimette
Composer / Artist / Producer
Guitar Hero 2007-2010, Showtime's Californication, NFL, NHL, HGTV and Food Network
"Using Recoil Stabilizers is a little like taking the red pill… once you use them you'll never be able to go back. Solid bass, better definition and imaging. Thanks again, I love these things… I'm sold!"
Fred Coury
Composer / Drummer
Oprah, NFL, CSI, Nascar, Discovery Channel, History Channel, E1, Fox, MTV, Lionsgate Films, Bravo, The Amazing Race, Disney, 60 minutes, Access Hollywood, Cinderella, Ozzy, Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Poison, Guns & Roses
"I bought two pairs of Recoil Stabilizers. I am truly blown away. Everything that I was looking for and more came out of those speakers. Every reverb, every room sound, every detail of the recording was there. We listened to Back in Black and heard things for the very first time! Then we put on the Beatles' White Album and the rest of the day was shot. Could not stop listening. It was perfection."
Ron Skinner
Engineer / Producer
CBC Radio Music, Toronto
"The Recoil Stabilizers are really fantastic. I used them with a pair of Meyer HD-1s and the results were really impressive. I noticed improved clarity in the low mid range that the Recoils somehow helped to tighten up. The results were quite amazing. Recoils are magic."
John Leventhal
Engineer / Producer
Shawn Colvin, Rosanne Cash, Joan Osborne, Michelle Branch
"The Recoil Stabilizers definitely give you a more focused low end as well as a bit more definition of where things are placed in the stereo image. They are an inexpensive, musical upgrade to your monitoring situation."
Neil Citron
Engineer / Producer
Steve Vai, Steve Lukather, Larry Carlton, Quiet Riot, Johnny Hiland, Joe Satriani
"I remixed the song using the Recoil Stabilizers and compared the old mix to the Recoil mix. I was amazed at the difference because, after all, I used all the same gear except the Recoils. End result: You make better decisions when you have less to compensate for. It made mixing a real joy. These things are no small wonder."
Phil Keaggy
Uber Guitarist
"The Recoil Stabilizers speaker 'gems' really work! I had always used some form of padding beneath my nearfields, but after having used these for my monitors, I have come to rely on the solid sound and the consistency that is much needed in a studio environment. The Recoils work well, sound right and look good!"
Vic Florencia
Engineer / Producer
Danko Jones, Esthero, High School Musical, Justin Nozuka
"Tight! From a slammin' kick to a lush orchestra. These babys make my speakers translate beautifully. My room rocked before... it just rocks harder now! Adding Recoils is a simple and inexpensive improvement to any monitoring system."
Donal Hodgson
Engineer / Producer
Sting, Tina Turner, Jeff Beck, Counting Crows, Arrested Development, Primal Scream
"The Recoil Stabilizers are amazing. Wherever I setup my rig, I place my RX7s under the speakers and they always sound as they should. I get consistency. They are a fantastic product and I am genuinely impressed with the difference they make, so much so I bought another pair. My NS10s sound much better with them than without, simple as that."
Lyle Workman
Guitarist / Composer / Music Producer
Norah Jones, Sting, Todd Rundgren, Beck, Shakira, Sheryl Crow, Frank Black, Alice Cooper
"The Recoil Stabilizers did wonders for bass and imaging in my studio. It was as if my room got a fine tuning! I absolutely love them and they will be permanent fixtures in my recording and mixing environment."
Robert Anthony Navarro
Composer / Producer / Multi-Instrumentalist
ESPN's Monday Night Football, Kansas City Royals, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Boston Legal, Greys Anatomy, Ugly Betty, Lost, Jimmy Kimmel Live
"Who would ever believe a little foam, metal and plastic could make such a huge difference on your overall sound? The Recoil Stabilizers are unreal! Within minutes I was a true believer! My music has never sounded better!"
Dave Hampton
Engineer / Technical Consultant
Prince, Herbie Hancock, M.I.A., Lady Gaga, MAXWELL, Justin Timberlake, Babyface, Marcus Miller, RZA
"I have used Recoil Stabilizers in pro facilities as well as home studios—they are the truth! The low end and mid information is more apparent and I noticed that each set of nearfield monitors we tested responded the same way. At last I can get some real focus and punch from my nearfields."
Scott Henderson
Jazz / Blues Legend
Tribal Tech, Chick Corea, Jean Luc Ponty, Joe Zawinul, Jeff Berlin, Victor Wooten
"The Primacoustic Recoil Stabilizers are an essential part of my studio. They let me hear what's really coming out of my monitors, not what they're sitting on."
Chris Potter
Recording / Mixing / Mastering Engineer
Sarah McLachlan, Bryan Adams, Nickleback, Rufus Wainwright
"Using recoils under my monitors really help to increase the clarity of the mid range, as well as eliminate any resonance from my mixing desk. Really impressed from such an inexpensive addition."
Sammy Merendino
Drummer / Percussionist / Programer
Cyndi Lauper, Shawn Colvin, Billy Joel, Anita Baker, Roberta Flack.
"I really dig the way the Recoils sound. Now the drums coming out of my speakers feel like they do when I'm sitting behind them. I'm sold!"
Khaliq Glover
Engineer / Producer
Prince, Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Justin Timberlake, Kenny Rogers, Donna Summer, Quincy Jones, Take 6, Smokey Robinson.
"I was immediately struck by the forward propulsion of the music from my speakers. The Recoil Stabilizers need to be in the UFC because the new sound kicked me in the head. Great job."
Ari “R.E. Thuggz” Raskin
Chief Engineer, Chung King Studios
Justin Timberlake, Sean Paul, Moby, Backstreet Boys, The Black Eyed Peas
"The Recoils clear up and sweeten the tone overall and give a heavier, tighter bass. More fun to listen with for sure! Bottom line—they work."
Paul Boutin
Engineer / Producer
Babyface, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Paul McCartney, Usher, P!nk, Rihanna
"I really don't know the science behind all this but I can now hear the bottom end on the NS10's the same way I hear it on my Auxberger's. How amazing is that? I used to have a harder time molding the lower end of my mixes, but the Recoil Stabilizers have cleared it all out. I just can't listen without them anymore."
Jeff Wolpert
Engineer / Producer
Cowboy Junkies, Anne Murray, Loreena McKennitt, Holly Cole, Natalie, Disney's Cars, Great Big Sea, The Nylons, The Blues Brothers
"The Recoil Stabilizers are amazing! Never has my surround setup sounded so solid. Imaging and frequency response are greatly improved. These things will make almost any speakers sound more accurate. Way to go Primacoustic!"
Roy Hendrickson
Chief Engineer, Avatar Studios New York
B.B. King, Cheap Trick, Gavin DeGraw, Miles Davis, Peter, Paul and Mary, Carly Simon, Pat Metheny, Al Di Meola, Frank Sinatra
"When I first got the Recoils, I would use them, work for a while and then take them off. I kept putting them back. They just seemed to make working on the nearfields easier. I have to say that I am very impressed; the difference I hear in the sound of my nearfields is pretty striking. They seem more "in focus" and have more low frequency extension. Even the low mids are clearer. WOW!"
Mark Egan
Engineer / Producer / Bassist
Joan Osborne, Sting, Pat Metheny, Larry Coryell, Gil Evans
"The Recoils have made a great improvement in the sound of my monitors. By isolating the monitors from my console the low end is much tighter and the overall sound is more detailed and focused. The imaging has improved as well and they look great. Another solid tool for the music industry."
Jerry Douglas
Dobro Master
"The Recoil Stabilizers work great under whatever speakers I put on them. They really cleanup the mud in the lowest lows. Real tight. Best of all, they really help translate the mix from one room to another and make it much easier to edit."
Brett Chassen
Drummer / Engineer / Producer
Michael Schenker, Dave Grohl, Great White, Lynch Mob, Thin Lizzy
"What did you guys put in these things? The Recoil is the best thing to hit studios since acoustic panels were invented. Everything is so much tighter. It feels like I have a handle on what is really going on when I mix."
Peter Wade
Engineer / Producer
Jennifer Lopez, Santana, LL Cool J, Taylor Dayne, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson
"The Recoil Stabilizers improve the low end and tightness of my monitors, increase the punch and bring the mids into better focus. They've really facilitated more accurate panning and better depth of field in my mixes."
Randy Bachman
The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive
"The Recoils greatly enhance the monitor performance by isolating and eliminating the speaker's resonance when placed on the meter bridge of our Neve console. A great idea and great improvement. Monitors and "room" are everything and the Recoils improve the sound of both."
Terry Lawless
U2, Bruce Springsteen, Janet Jackson, Chicago, Phil Collins, David Bowie, Stevie Nicks, Jackson Browne
"The Recoil Stabilizers have added a clarity in my monitors that I never had. The imaging has become much more dramatic and the upper mids have tightened up considerably."
Dean Landon
Songwriter / Producer
Roch Voisine, Taylor Dayne, Warner Bros Television
"For the past couple of years, I've been using other types of monitor isolation pads and thought I had the low end problem pretty much handled, until I tried the Primacoustic Recoil Stabilizer. I was immediately blown away by the overall clarity in the imaging and they removed every ounce of the low-mid problem I was having. Something the other pads obviously didn't do. These are the best monitor isolation pads you'll find on the market today. Second to none!"
David Rideau
Engineer / Producer
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson, Sting, TLC, Earth Wind & Fire
"I found the improvement to be dramatic. The mix has much more depth—reverbs and panning were much more obvious. The Recoils offer a simple way to kick your monitor's performance up a notch!"
Butch Walker
Engineer / Producer
Avril Lavigne, Fall Out Boy, P!nk, Sevendust, Hot Hot Heat, Simple Plan, The Donnas
"As soon as I replaced the foam wedges I had under my speakers I heard a noticeable difference. The Recoils instantly sounded and looked way cooler. F…ing Awesome!"
Bobby Fernandez
Film Score Engineer / Producer
The Wolfman, Spiderman 3, Ghost Rider, Gran Torino
"Like a lot of guys out there I was using foam pads to isolate my near fields and really didn't expect to hear much of a difference… Was I wrong! The difference was apparent immediately. Everything changed (for the better). Bass became tighter and more defined. Mid-range and highs opened up. The sound stage became wider and deeper. The Recoils made what I thought was a great near field even better. The Recoils have become my monitor standard. Wherever my near fields go, my Recoils are right there underneath them. I don't monitor with out them. Thanks for a great product."
Ryan Hewitt
Engineer / Producer
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flogging Molly, blink-182, Tom Petty, Robert Randolph, Natalie Merchant
"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."
Nathaniel Kunkel
Engineer / Producer
Lyle Lovett, Little Feat, John Mayer, Maroon 5, B.B. King, James Taylor, Keane, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Bon Jovi, Lifehouse
"Never has so little done so much with so little expectation. These things are amazing. The imaging and solidity change of the low mids and bass is just astounding. The Recoils Stabilizers are an amazing product I never knew I needed. Now I can never live without them. Damn you!"
Sterling Winfield
Engineer / Producer
Pantera, HELLYEAH, Damageplan, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Hatebreed, SOiL, Seventh Void
"It's amazing how something so basic in its design and function can change how you view your sonic picture so radically. The transient and bass response times have become crystal clear and solidified, and my overall mixes have improved enormously. I am no longer reaching for outboard gear and plug-ins as much as I once did to correct these anomalies."
George Seara
Mixer / Engineer
Rihanna, Mos Def, Holly Cole, 50 Cent, Sting, Herbie Hancock, Finger Eleven
"These days where the focus seems to be more on aesthetics, rather than performance, it's nice to see a product that excels at both. Your Recoils are terrific! The bottom end on playback feels very solid. It's a pleasure mixing with them. Consider me a fan!"
Devin Townsend
Solo Artist / Producer
Strapping Young Lad, Ozzfest, Steve Vai, Devin Townsend Project
"I have mixed 5 projects with Recoils and my room-to-room translation is better than it's ever been. It isolates my sounds to where I can hone in on trouble spots that I never knew existed. I now feel I can remix most of my catalog the way it was meant to sound in an environment I originally thought was doomed."
David Isaac
Engineer / Producer
Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Smokey Robinson, Billy Idol, Aretha Franklin
"Before I tried them, I looked at the list of endorsers and wondered how much of it was hype and how much was real. But the Recoils proved themselves as soon as I put them up! It's incredible how much of a difference they make. The Recoil Stabilizers are absolutely amazing! I've been raving about them to every producer, engineer, and friend that I know! "
Joe Chiccarelli
Engineer / Producer
Bon Jovi, Frank Zappa, Tori Amos, Chicago, Poco, Bob Seger, Annie Lennox
"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!"
David Bottrill
Engineer / Producer
King Crimson, Silverchair, Tool, Godsmack, Staind, I Mother Earth, Dream Theater
"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."
Steve Levine
Engineer / Producer
Culture Club, China Crisis, Motörhead, Ziggy Marley, Westworld, Gary Moore, Chair of the Music Producer's Guild
"I'm normally an early adopter in all things studio tech wise, but on this occasion for one reason or another I was late to the Recoil party. Boy have I been missing a trick. The thump as I placed the Recoils on my meter bridge confirmed the solid build: instantly I got tighter and deeper bass. Sadly, even a low level buzz I'd got used to showed me it was in fact the tweeter not the surface. Most revealing was the effect on my Auratones and Avantone. They have hardly any bass, and yet, even they sounded better."
Mick Glossop
Engineer / Producer
Van Morrison, Sinéad O’Connor, The Waterboys, Frank Zappa, Tangerine Dream, Mike Oldfield, Revolver
"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."
Paul Northfield
Engineer / Producer
Rush, Dream Theater, Moist, Asia, Ozzy Ozbourne, Marilyn Manson, Porcupine Tree, Suicidal Tendencies, Alice Cooper
"The Recoil Stabilizers work very well and have made noticeable monitoring improvements every time I have used them, both at home and sitting on top of an SSL in a multimillion dollar studio. The theory behind them makes sense and the results speak for themselves."
Jay Baumgardner
Engineer / Producer
Papa Roach, P.O.D., Evanescence, Godsmack, Hoobastank
"These things work! Since I added the Recoil Stabilizers, my mixes are better than ever! I find it easier to zero in on the problems and once done, the mixes translate better to other rooms. The Recoils have found a permanent home in my studio!"
‘Fabulous’ Fab Dupont
Producer / Mixer / Studio Owner
Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Colette, Isaac Hayes, Shakira
"The Primacoustic Recoil stabilizers are the next best thing to putting your speakers on an isolated concrete slab and $600 speakers stands. Worth every penny."
Ulrich Wild
Engineer / Producer
Pantera, Slipknot, Static-X, Deftones, White Zombie, Stone Temple Pilots, Lock 13, Limp Bizkit
"I’ve been using the Recoils and dig them a lot. It’s like a veil has been lifted from my speakers. There is a clarity to the mids and a deep focus to the lows. I can almost see the sound now. I used to put my speakers on a rubber pad and a sheet of lead trying to accomplish this. The Recoils surpass that approach hands down, and without the health hazard."
Joe Barresi
Engineer / Producer
Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion, Melvins, Skunk Anansie
"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."
Bil VornDick
Engineer / Producer
Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Marty Robbins, Mark O'Connor
"With Recoils in place, the speakers seem to sonically 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!"
Denis Savage
Sound Mixer / Tour Manager
Céline Dion
"I cannot believe what the Recoils have done to the imaging and the precision in the low end of my monitors! It's unbelievable! Thanks Primacoustic."
Ed Cherney
Engineer / Producer
The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy
"Since adding Recoils, when I take the recording out of my room and listen to it somewhere else, it is more representative of what I am hearing when I record. Before, I used to rely on 'feeling the fundamental' of the kick and bass coupling with the desk. This necessitated cranking the volume. Now, the speakers are decoupled from the console and I am really enjoying the balance, especially the low end which holds up at lower volumes as well as when played loud. Consider me satisfied!"
Glen Ballard
Engineer / Producer
Michael Jackson, Alanis Morissette, Shakira, Katy Perry, Goo Goo Dolls, Annie Lennox, Dave Matthews, Van Halen
"I live in a near-field world mostly these days, and the Recoil Stabilizers provide dimension to the soundscape that 'enlarges' the workstation, recording, mixing environments. Tighter sound, clearer sonic images, better low end... environmental improvement!"
Ross Hogarth
Engineer / Producer
Ziggy Marley, Melissa Etheridge, Keb' Mo', Jewel, Rooney, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, John Fogerty
"I was immediately impressed with how discernible the difference was 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!"
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, Meat Loaf
"The Recoil Stabilizers arrived and I’ve got to tell you it really is amazing what a simple little thing like that can do to a system. Suddenly everything got clearer, punchier and more solid. I had been using them for a couple of years in stereo with the cheaper alternative foam units on my 5.1 system. Won’t be doing that again! These are worth their weight in gold... and then some."
Bruce Swedien
Engineer / Producer
Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Paul McCartney
"When I started using the Recoils, 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... from now on, I'm not going to do a mix without them!"
John Shanks
Engineer / Producer
Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, Jane’s Addiction, Anastacia
"When I first saw the Recoil Stabilizers, I wondered if they would actually do something. As soon as I tried them I noticed how they made certain rooms sound fuller in a pleasant way, without having to turn up the volume or add a sub. You won't realize how good these are until they are gone."
Gary Paczosa
VP A&R Sugar Hill Records - Engineer / Producer
Alison Krauss & Union Station, Yo Yo Ma, Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton, Jerry Douglas
"When it comes to new gear, I trust my ears and how stuff hits me. Because I work in the same place all the time, I immediately know when things get better. I was starting to look for other speakers, and after using the Recoil Stabilizers, I am no longer looking. I'm excited again! The Recoils look cool, are well built and I hear a tighter low-end. I like them!"
Al Schmitt
Engineer / Producer
Barbra Streisand, Steely Dan, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones
"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."
Dave Stewart
Musician / Engineer / Producer
Eurythmics, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty, Bono, Sinead O'Connor, Mick Jagger, Katy Perry, Jon Bon Jovi
"Using the Recoil Stabilizers gave a noticeable improvement in sound. The bottom end is tighter and mixes sound more defined."
Daniel Lanois
Engineer / Producer
U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris, Ron Sexsmith, Robbie Robertson
"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."
Elliot Scheiner
Engineer / Producer
Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Sting, Eagles, Queen , R.E.M., Faith Hill
"The Recoil Stabilizers are great! A huge difference from regular foam pads. They sound more stationary and connected. I'm quite happy with them."
Michael Brauer
Engineer / Producer
Coldplay, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, John Mayer, Simon & Garfunkel, Paul McCartney, James Brown, Eric Clapton, Meat Loaf, Jeff Healey, Gladys Knight, The Isley Brothers, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Luther Vandross, Earl Klugh, Paul Young
"I love the Recoils! I've been raving about them on Twitter. Before the recoils my ProAc Response D monitors couldn't be turned up without the drivers breaking up. Now, the bottom end sounds tight and I can actually play the monitors louder."
Wolf Hoffmann
Guitarist
Accept
"My new setup did not allow me to use monitor stands - I had to place the speakers directly on the workstation... talk about low end transfer and rumble! The Recoil Stabilizer got rid of it immediately. I can hear clearly now!"
The Wolf (Steven Wolf)
Drummer / Programmer
Alicia Keys, Céline Dion, Jennifer Hudson, P!nk, Beyoncé, Annie Lennox, Johnny Cash, Kelly Clarkson, Saturday Night Live Band, Steely Dan, Bee Gees
"I have the RX7 Recoils set up, and they sound great! The clarity of detail they bring out in my monitors blew me away. I was told that they'd improve the sound, but I had no idea the difference would be so dramatic. They are amazing! And they also look great!"
Chuck Ainlay
Producer / Engineer
Dire Straits, Vince Gill, George Strait, Lyle Lovett, Dixie Chicks
"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."
Vance Powell
Engineer / Producer
The White Stripes, Jars of Clay, Jimmy Buffett, Faith Hill, The Raconteurs, Jack White, Kings Of Leon, Buddy Guy
"I first heard them at AES and I told Primacoustic that they were snake oil. I was dead wrong. Now I own 6 pairs, so much for my opinion... I can't record or mix without them."