SR-100 Rack System From Stave

15th January 2020

UK-based Stave Audio has released a new shelving design rack for hi-fi audio components

The new design has been built from a combination of aluminium, birch plywood and natural rubber compounds.

The focus in the SR-100 design itself was to enhance sound quality. As the company explained, “We used FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and advanced Motion Analysis software to measure the kinematic and dynamic performance of the rack assemblies when subjected to vibration frequency throughout the audible range. This allowed us to experiment with different materials, geometry and a broad range of loadings to achieve optimum vibration reduction and stability.”

SR-100 Rack System From Stave

Deciding on, what it calls, a “column isolation cartridge design”, you can change the density of the isolation shims and, “…by experimentation tune the rack to the room and optimise the acoustic performance of the system.”

SR-100 Rack System From Stave

The company claims that the design achieves up to 50% reduction in structure borne vibrations when compared with typical furniture supports.

It also, says Stave, reduces the velocity of structure-borne vibrations created by a floor mounted sound source by up to 91%.

SR-100 Rack System From Stave

The SR-100 platforms are CNC profiled from European FSC certified, multi layered Baltic birch plywood, “Birch…has a high tensile modulus and is very stiff, is often used for turntable plinth designs that absorb and dissipate vibrations at frequencies across the audible range.”

Custom size platforms and finishes are available. 

SR-100 Rack System From Stave

The support columns are CNC machined from solid aluminium.

All aluminium parts are anodised with a satin finish, in a choice of silver aluminium or black. There are five standard heights to choose from plus custom lengths.

SR-100 Rack System From Stave

Each column houses a cartridge system consisting of an aluminium cone/spike as the contact point, complete with an acetal resin piston design. Isolation is achieved with a choice of two different densities of rubber shims, tuned to suit the audio component weight.

Platforms are further isolated and decoupled with a technical grade cork and rubber bolt washer.

Prices, at the moment, are TBA.

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