"The wonderful thing about high end is the principle that only your ears count. And that's a way of making brilliant advances in designing anything that has to do with audio, and certainly in designing ways of recording." - Pierre Sprey
In 1986 Pierre Sprey started Mapleshade as a radically purist recording studio in an old mansion with pristine acoustics. Today's Mapleshade audio and video products all grew out of that studio's unconventional innovations.
Our designed-by-ear products, embodying Mapleshade's breakthroughs in vibration control and wire design, seriously enhance the sound of any stereo--without having to replace major components.
Mapleshade's unique vibration control, speaker wire, HDMI, and coax/Toslink cable innovations lead to viewer-tested improvements in picture quality just as profound as in audio.
“It is rare that I write a thank you to a business, but the honesty of you and your group in conjunction with the impact of your products is truly amazing...My wife and I thank you for transforming an already excellent stereo system to a whole new listening experience.” Steve F.
"I am writing to tell you how pleased we are with the Interlocking Record Shelf System we purchased from you recently. I put it together myself, and it is absolutely beautifully made. We bought four of the unfinished oak, and the pieces are perfectly cut, perfectly fitted, and sanded so nicely you couldn't find a splinter on any edge. Please pass along our praise and thanks to the Amish craftspeople who we understand made this product. It is truly a work of art." Mary L.
"It's the stuff of cults and legends...a setting where musicians are inspired to reach beyond themselves; a radically purist recording technique that results in albums with sound to die for." CD Review
"I have your upgraded speaker cables and ribbon interconnects in my system. They replaced much more expensive cables/inters and I've never looked back. A real upgrade for a 10th of the cost. You guys do amazing things and I appreciate it and recommend you to anyone that's interested. My boss just recently upgraded his system and bought platforms, cables, interconnects from you. He's pleased. So am I." Bill G.
"I've been using the Mapleshade Vibration Control System under two components: my Accuphase DP 90 transport, and my Berning Siegfried 300B amp. Let me be very clear. In 12 years of audiophilia, I have never heard a more impressive upgrade...The Mapleshade system retired the Vibraplane that had graced my system for 5 years—easily. It took just 10 minutes of listening--the easiest A/B comparison I've ever done." David Z.