|Warranty length||2 Years|
Quadraspire racks are designed to be light and rigid to deliver a clearer, cleaner musical performance. This is acheived by combining Wood or Bamboo shelving with solid Aluminium columns & feet. The advantages of Aluminium are its low weight, high strength and nonmagnetic properties as well as being a good thermal and electrical conductivity.
It is used in the development of their standard wall bracket which consists of a back plate with 2 arms that have holes for locating the adjustable spikes of the SVT shelf and allows for precision levelling of the shelf. This standard wall bracket can hold any component up to 20 kilos. For heavier components we developed the Bamboo wall bracket that can hold upto 40 kilos. And has all the advantages of Bamboo construction.
Bronze upgrade for SVT
For both the Standard aluminium wall bracket and the bamboo wall bracket we have developed new spike assemblies based on the design of the Bronze upgrade, one in Aluminium and one in Bronze. Clamping of the shelf is critical to performance but results in quite a tall spike assembly taking up more space than is necessary. Using the Bronze upgrade design has enabled Quadraspire to reduce the height and thereby the mass and improve performance.
For the Aluiminium version, small bronze spikes are included so that it has some of the benefits of Bronze performance. All of this has been achieved through R&D and extensive listening tests using the tried and tested technique of tuning by ear in the same way as the finest musical instruments are developed. The main design features of the Wall bracket spike assembly are the SVT curve design of the top bolt and the rounded spikes that together encourage any residual mechanical resonance to flow and dissipate more easily.
SVT Wall Bracket
The assembly consists of a Top Bolt and Lock nut and then a small rounded spike and smaller locknut that screws into the top bolt – all engineered at our factory south of Bath. The upgrade can be easily fitted to the top shelf of a Wall bracket for the benefit of the source component placed onto that shelf. Any component placed on a shelf fitted with the bronze upgrade will have a noticeable improvement, music becomes more open and involving without loss of detail.
15 Jan 2017I ordered the SVT Bamboo shelf as I needed a shelf to lift my LP12 away from a curious puppy, but also not upset my wife with a shelf which looks too industrial.
The appearance front sorted I fitted the shelf to my wall using Rawlbolts, as they provide a strong hold, and are easy to locate.
Once up, the music coming from the records was enlightening, Bass and Midrange a lot cleaner, allowing complex harmonies and backing vocals to be clearly heard. Backing vocals being particularly easy to define who is singing each part in complex music. imaging seems to be deeper and wider allowing an illusion of a proper soundscape around the speakers.
I would recommend anyone with small children or animals, and a turntable buy this as its audio performance is excellent, and it is attractive for a shelf