Quadraspire X-Reference Equipment Rack (4-Tier)
What you place your HiFi on will affect its performance. Placing your HiFi on a Quadraspire performance HiFi rack will help reduce resonance, lower the noise floor and open the soundstage to make your HiFi sound even better.
Designed to be ultra-lightweight whilst maintaining strength, the X shelf is 2.2kg but can hold over 80kg. The Nextel-coated X shelf allows the SVT to make your system sound even better.
To extend the benefits of the Bronze upgrade to all the components in a system, Quadraspire developed the X-Reference. Combining the technology of their SVT rack and the bronze upgrade they effectively created a rack within a rack making the entire system more musical and enjoyable.
All their racks are designed to be light and rigid to deliver a clearer, cleaner musical performance. We achieve this by combining Wood or Bamboo shelving with solid Aluminium columns & feet.
Another key to the success of our racks is the shape of the shelves. Square or rectangular shelves encourage standing waves which can distort the sound of your system. By using a curved design we avoid parallel lines thereby reducing standing waves as well as reducing mass. We extended this principle to the X-Reference shelf employing extensive listening tests using the tried and tested technique of tuning by ear in the same way as the finest musical instruments are developed. The result is the X-Reference shelf with a cut out in the middle to also reduce mass as much as possible. The X shelf is made from Laminated Bamboo and is coated in Nextel for sound deadening, and the edges employ a more acute edge than normal to lower weight and assist energy dissipation. Finally, small Bronze spike locators hold the shelf in place, shaped conically to give a natural sound.
The X-Reference uses a larger diameter column and a larger thread to lock the X shelves together to be very rigid whilst remaining reasonably light. SVT shaping on the columns and internally where the columns clamp the X frame further reduces parallel lines to reduce standing waves and improve sound.
This results in a rack that makes equipment perform to a surprising level, offering a very low noise floor for a greater definition of music and opening up the soundstage in all dimensions.
This is for a four-tier rack, for other configurations or mixed column heights, please enquire with us.