Audiophile Base Quattrabase Equipment Support
THIS PRODUCT IS SOLD PER SHELF, SO YOU CAN CREATE A MODULAR RACK TO SUIT YOUR SYSTEM EXACTLY. SIMPLY ADD EACH LEVEL TO YOUR BASKET, STARTING WITH THE BASE UNIT, THEN ADD ANY SHELVES YOU REQUIRE TO YOUR BASKET ONE AT A TIME.
Since its formation some twenty years ago the Audiophile Base marque has won many admirers in hi-f circles thanks to the excellent quality – and sound-enhancing performance – of its furniture range. At the core of its product portfolio are the Base and Strata Base isolation platforms designed to support components and afford some immunity from external vibration.
They employ an elegant vibration damping system comprising compliant ‘beams’ bonded to elastomer strips routed into their undersides. The beams are supported by feet that cantilever at each end to provide a small amount of movement to ‘damp low-order vibration over a wide frequency-range’. Then there are the company’s modular racks. Its three-legged AlphaBase model is hugely popular among owners of bijou components such as those from Bel Canto or Cyrus, but the granddaddy of them all is this four-legged QuattraBase, designed for larger high-end components weighing as much as 120kg each.
Available finished in light oak or black oak veneer, with a choice of silver or black anodised spacer tubes – available in myriad lengths so your rack can be customised – the immaculate fit and finish is commensurate with the high-end price. The bottom shelf (dubbed a ‘starter pack’) comes with adjustable aluminium spike assemblies and top screw caps of exceptionally high quality.
The support structure, being modular, is made up of a Starter Frame Pack and a number of Shelf Frame
Packs. The addition of a Base Platform makes a Level.