Hybrid Wood is a rack series within the Hybrid rack series. The aluminum corner pillars are dressed in solid wood both on the front and on the side to give a more warm and home friendly touch. The solid wood part is available in black oak, cherry, oak and walnut of highest possible quality. These new pillars are best fitted with the veneered shelves or concrete shelves that are the same as the shelves in the standard Hybrid rack series, both with and without integrated isolation system.
The pillars can be ordered with or without integrated isolation system. The isolation is based mechanical suspension system that very efficient cancel all non desired vibration that origin from the floor or from the equipment itself. In Hybrid Wood the isolation system is hidden in the pillar in order to be as discrete as possible.
The pillars come in package of two with one left and one right mounted side wooden part.
Standard pillar lengths are 200, 275, 350 and 670mm. To the Hybrid Wood is also available turntable top shelf. The turntables are made of a sandwich board available in black oak, oak, walnut and cherry. To the rack can be equipped a sideboard also available in black oak cherry, oak and walnut.
Hybrid Wood 3 shelf-kit design with Isolation shelf-kit HD
Hybrid stacked and arranged as a conventional rack
Concrete/black Isolation shelves HD
Oak Corner pillars 350+275+200mm
Oak top shelf
Corner pillars for top shelf has integrated isolation
Spike Fixed Floor Protectors
Hybrid Wood here in oak and Hybrid Isolation shelf-kit HD in concrete. Top shelf in oak with Hybrid wood isolation system.
Isolation is very important as it is no doubt it will enhance the sound quality extensively.
Isolation Shelves will effectively damp the equipment both from internal as well as external vibrations using two shelves with a mechanical suspension isolation system in-between. The advantage of the Hybrid Isolation Shelf is that each module will be individually isolated and the rack will keep its stability.
The bottom shelf is available in black as well as white. The top shelf is available in black, white, walnut, cherry, oak, black oak and concrete. Extrusions in black and silver.
The Concrete material is selected due to its excellent audio characteristics and high density that will increase the rack's stability. Unlike the body of a musical instrument, good audio racks should not vibrate, as modern drivers today render the full sound spectrum linearly. But if the rack itself does vibrate due to its construction or materials, then those vibrations affect performance by amplifying or diminishing certain sympathetic frequencies within the sound spectrum. It is a complicated physical process with a simple and clearly audible consequence.
Concrete is very heavy that will give the rack more stability
Its weight and high density prevent it from vibrating
Concrete is irregularly structured that will prevent vibrations to be spread
Concrete is also a beautiful natural material that works in most house styles, modern as well as classic. There are no visible screw heads and the consoles are isolated with cork to avoid any potential tone or “singing". Each shelf is handmade and will thus slightly differ from one another.