In the same way as every musical performance needs a stage so a HiFi needs a stage to bring the music to life in your home. Building on the success of the Q4, the SVT performance HiFi rack was developed for larger HiFi systems and better sound performance. Curved columns help to further reduce resonance and vented shelves reduce mass and allow air to flow freely around your system.
It is commonly accepted that every component in a HiFi system from amplifier to source including record decks, cd players and streamers are microphonic and produce resonance that will distort the quality of the music reproduced by a HiFi system. This distortion can be significantly reduced by siting the HiFi system on a purpose built performance rack designed to deal with the resonance. The design of a HiFi rack and the use of materials in its construction is critical. To develop our HiFi racks we use the tried and tested technique of tuning by ear in the same way as the finest musical instruments are developed. From extensive research we found that the use of non-ferrous metals such as Aluminium and Bronze along with natural materials such as Wood and Bamboo reduce resonance.
Furthermore the shape of the shelves and columns used within the HiFi rack will determine how resonance is treated. In particular we found that a light but rigid construction delivers a clearer, cleaner musical performance. Our first HiFi rack – the Q4 – was launched twenty years ago and is still one of our most popular racks throughout the world. The SVT performance rack was developed for larger HiFi systems and better sound performance. Curved columns eliminates parallel lines to further reduce resonance and vented shelves reduce mass and allow air to flow freely around your system. Now we have launched the Bronze upgrade that can be easily retro fitted to any SVT performance rack or wall bracket. Bronze has a broader tonal spectrum and greater sustain that opens the soundstage of your system making it more musical and enjoyable without losing detail.
All our SVT shelves and columns are specially engineered to hold heavier and larger components whilst at the same time reducing mass and resonance as well as improving air circulation to deliver a clearer, cleaner musical performance.
SVT & SV2T shelves are available in Solid Bamboo or Natural Wood finish.
The natural wood veneered shelves are available in the following finishes:- Cherry, Oak, Maple, Wenger and Black. Real wood veneers and bamboo are beautiful natural products and therefore subject to varying grain and colour.