Origin: Durango, Colorado, U.S.A.
Koenigsegg. Pagani. McLaren. Ferrari. Rimac. Bugatti. These hypercar manufacturers represent the absolute state-of-the-art at the intersection of engineering and material science, and they all have one thing in common: carbon fiber. Hypercars require the strongest, lightest materials possible, and carbon fiber is it.
Enter Grand Prix Audio, the first audio manufacturer to build a fully structural carbon fiber turntable — the Monaco (pictured above) — and to apply that same theory to audiophile furniture, beginning with their Monaco Modular Isolation System:
"...Every track and tune and musical challenge I have thrown at the Monaco Modular Isolation System has revealed its extraordinary capacity to improve the way music sounds. EXTRA-ORDINARY SONIC IMPROVEMENT. Not by a dot or a dollop or an inch. Not "sort of" or "kinda maybe: why not, uh huh"? but Holy Shit, can you believe this!"
— Paul Bolin, Stereophile