Adjustable, Vibration-Absorbing, Handcrafted Equipment Stands Bring Out the Best in High-End Audio Components and Systems
PARKER, CO, Apr. 5, 2012 — Aaudio Imports, a leading supplier of world-class high-end audio products, introduces into the North American market the exceptional Reference Series Equipment Racks by Tandem-Audio of Greece, a specialized manufacturer of high-end, vibration-free equipment stands. The six racks in the Reference Series are fully adjustable, uniquely vibration-free and entirely handmade by expert craftsmen to enhance the performance of the high-end audio components they’re designed to support. Both the single- and double-wide models are easy to assemble and level, and available in a variety of sizes and wood veneers.
Each Reference System shelf measures 27.5 inches wide by 19.7 inches deep, by just under 3.5 inches deep, and supports up to about 220 lbs. Each shelf also serves as an independent unit in a proprietary technology Tandem-Audio calls its Metal Manipulating Vibration System. While resembling a single slice of wood resting in a metal frame, each shelf is actually a complex construct of handcrafted wood veneers around a vibration-absorbing core framed in a cast aluminum alloy electrostatically painted silver-gray.
The unusual core consists of an aluminum-plywood sandwich filled by a layer of 3.22-inch wood cubes meticulously glued to each other by hand. An aluminum plate immersed in a low-inertia metal filling is embedded inside each shelf, and hand-applied veneers encapsulate the whole. The wood cubes absorb ambient vibrations and transfer them to the aluminum plate and metal filling, which lower their resonant frequency out of acoustic range. The racks’ support columns are made of the same aluminum alloy as the shelf chassis, and are veneered to resemble solid wood posts.
Reference System veneers can be custom selected to attractively complement any residential environment. Available woods include African and American walnut, dibetou, mahogany, makore, beech, maple and wenge, as well as exotic varieties like ebony and palisander, and special custom offerings.
Reference Series Racks are available now from Aaudio Imports at suggested prices ranging from $9,200 for a 2-shelf single-width system to $17,100, for a 4-shelf double-width system. Suggested prices for additional models are $12,500 for a 3-shelf single-width system, $15,800 for a 4-shelf single-width system, $11,100 for a 2-shelf double-width system, and $14,100 for a 3-shelf double-width system.
About Aaudio Imports
Based in Parker, Colorado, Aaudio Imports is a leading supplier of truly world-class high-end audio products to top quality dealers. Its high-end manufacturers, selected from companies around the world, also stand out from the crowd, and include Acapella in Germany, Audiotop in Switzerland, Bergmann Audio in Denmark, Einstein Audio Components in Germany, Isoclean Power in Hong Kong, Lansche Audio and Millennium Audio in Germany, Stage III Concepts in the U.S., Thomas Labusga of Germany, Weizhi Precision in Taiwan, and Ypsilon Electronics in Greece. Aaudio Imports dealers are true music lovers, selected for their product knowledge, listening skills, and desire to seek out only the best for their customers.
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Tandem-Audio was founded by Nikolaos Michelios, a noted furniture designer with additional expertise in musical studies and electrical engineering, and is based in Thessaloniki, Greece. It manufactures handcrafted, high-end, vibration-free equipment stands designed to get the best out of every high-end audio component. Developed through a decade of research, listening sessions and tests, the company’s three series of stands — the Signature, Reference and Statement Series — fit harmoniously into every environment, and provide excellent performance and maintenance-free operation.
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