Hot on the heels of their ASU-100 wall mounted shelf which we reviewed some time ago, Audio ASU-Modular SmallSuspension, has launched 2 new supports for hi-fi equipment.

Audio Suspension Modular Reference Rack

Hand-made in Sussex, and designed in conjunction with graduates of Imperial University and the Royal College of Art, Audio Suspensions Modular Reference Rack is the latest design in their search for the ultimate combination of aesthetic beauty and audio clarity. The shelves are made from the same high grade 20mm acrylic as used on the ASU-100 and also used by several high end turntable manufacturers. The acrylic is hand flame polished to give a mirror surface and every shelf has an inbuilt spirit level as well as a cut out on the back for cable management. “This low resonant material is perfect for reducing the effects of unwanted micro-vibrations and rumble that can muddy audio quality” says the companies press release. All the legs are individually hand turned and polished from the highest quality stainless steel and feature silicone seals at the top to further isolate the shelves. The spikes on the legs are Track Audio.

Price and availability

The Modular Reference Rack will be available from mid June with prices starting at £1200 for a 2 tier rack £2400 for a 4 tier rack.

Audio Suspension Isolation Plinth

Using the same 20mm high grade acrylic as the other Audio Suspension products with an inset spirit level, the plinth also features aluminium legs. These use a 5/8” Chrome steel bearing (Grade 100) to support and isolate. The principle used to isolate, is based on minimising contact between the supporting surfaces within the foot, bearing and isolating base plate. Contact points are literally no more than a hairline width.

The combination of chrome steel, aluminium and nitrile rubber rings within the foot combine to act as a barrier against unwanted vibrations, the combination of materials helps to absorb a wide variety of unwanted sound frequencies.

“Some of the benefits experienced can be heard in a tighter bass response and improvement in the soundstage when fitted to turntables and a general reduction of transmission of unwanted noise and vibration within your equipment” .

The Isolation Plinth will be available from mid June with a price of £350.

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