The Silence of Grounding

Miguel Alvareaz of Point St. Lucie, Florida, is a defector for the cause. A self-confessed former marketing rep for Bose who always had a passion for audiophile products, he eventually left the company to develop the Tripoint Troy power product ($8000). Based on a new concept, the device uses passive filtration in the form of magnetism and layers of different materials (brass, copper, and proprietary products) to eliminate and reduce EMI and RFI. Rather than a line conditioner per se—one is in the works—the Troy is a grounding device to which you attach ground wires from the various components in your system. (If a component lacks a ground wire, Miguel can explain how to determine the right place to affix one).

One of the places where Miguel first tried out his unit was at Skyline Studios in NYC. When the resident sound engineer used the Troy to play back rare Sam Cooke master tapes, he declared that he could finally hear things on the tapes that he had never heard over the past 30 years.

The Tripoint Troy employs harmonic tuning to create an extremely neutral, warm sound without any hint of sterility. This unit's cabinet is composed of African bubinga, a high density African wood that is not as wooly sounding as maple. Heard in an expensive system that included a Stibbert Tube CD Player by Goldenote of Italy, MIT speaker wire, and Chario Serendipity loudspeakers, the Troy helped bring out a lovely, inner warmth on a piano recording. That the system sounded as good as it did given that none of the electronics were broken in suggests that the Tripoint Troy is doing something very right.

Nancy Rangel's picture

It seems like a great product, I am interested in more information regarding it, and to get in touch with the owner of the product, if possible.Thanks

Fernando V Cruz's picture

I am lucky enough to have met Miguel Alvarez as I am in the high-end audio business myself and also live in South FLA. When he brought over the "Troy" and grounded my mono blocks and mono preamps I was immediately hooked !! , Magic !!!. The musicality, detail,and clean pure instrumentation I was hearing I had never accomplished before, no matter what money I spent or tweak I discovered. Needless to say , I immediately bough the "Troy" for my demo room and began to carry the line. It is the first and most important upgrade any serious audiophile should make.

Jason Victor Serinus's picture

Hi Nancy,This is my second attempt to respond to your message. Tripoint's website will supply more information, including an email contact.

Augie Sanz's picture

I am a resident of South Florida and was fortunate enough to have the Troy brought to my home and connected to my system. I have a solid set up with a dedicated line, and an acoustically treated room. After connecting the Troy I could not believe my ears, the detail was phenomenal. Every instrument came to life. I felt the closet I have ever been to a live venue in the comfort of my own home. Truly incredible.

James E. Korber's picture

I am a long time audiophile(over 30 yrs) who got to know Miguel as the Bose rep for the Sound Advice store in Jensen Beach Fl where I was working at the time. I soon discovered that Miguel is the most passionate and dedicated music lover and audiophile that I ever known. When Miguel told me of this revolutionary new product he designed and the difference it would make I was a little skeptical. Miguel brought the Tripoint Troy into my showroom and we hooked it up to a system that included: Cambridge Audio 640AIIB 60wpc integrated amp (599.99),Cambridge Audio 640CIIB cd player (599,99) Audioquest type4 speaker cables (199.99pr),Audioquest sidewinder 1m interconnect cables (59.99pr) and a pair of Focal 1027be speakers (8,000.00pr). We then put on Eva Cassidy Live at Blues Alley and when we hooked the Troy into the system the performance came alive like Eva was in the room!!!! a big,detailed holographic soundstage that you would expect from 100k system not 1,200.00 in electronics and less that 300.00 in cables

why's picture

,,,,,,,,,,,$8 ,000

James E. Korber's picture

$8,000 is a lot of money but this product is made using very expensive components without consideration of cost only how they affect the quality of the music, even the solid african bubinga wood is chosen for the way it allows the music to come through not how beautiful it makes it look. Most manufacturers even in high-end audio make trade offs to reach certain price points but not this company Miguel is a 100% dedicated to building products that are the best regardless of cost. The Tripoint Troy is for the audiophile that wants to bring out the best in their system but unfortunatly that costs $8,000.I can tell you that once you hear what this can do for your system and what it brings out in the music you be hooked! and you may discover that you do not need to upgrade that pre-amp or power amp but that you never heard their full potential and that can actually save you money making this an excellent value for what qualities it brings out in music that you never heard