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Solidsteel S5-4

Four-shelf audio rack with dampening pads

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Our take on the Solidsteel S5-4

The Solidsteel S5-4 was designed for the most sensitive high-performance electronics. Each shelf features its own dampening pad, supported by spikes to minimize contact with the shelf. The dampening pad sits over the acoustic opening in the shelf. This opening ensures vibrating air isn't trapped between the shelf and the pad, but can escape into the room.

Exceptional vibration-dampening

The Solidsteel S5-4 was designed for the most sensitive high-performance electronics. Each shelf features its own dampening pad, supported by spikes to minimize contact with the shelf. The dampening pad sits over the acoustic opening in the shelf. This opening ensures vibrating air isn't trapped between the shelf and the pad, but can escape into the room.

Quality construction

The shelves and pads are made of thick vibration-dampening MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard). The pads rest on solid steel spikes.The supporting aluminum pillars are packed with dampening material for added stability and to prevent the transmission of vibrations. The pillars, pads, and shelves are coated with a black polymer laminate, which further dampens vibrations.

The four pillars rest on solid steel carpet spikes that virtually isolate the stand — and the components it holds — from vibrations transmitted through the floor. Included are four protective discs so you can place the stand on a hardwood or laminate floor.

Product Highlights:

  • 4 component shelves with acoustic openings
  • 4 dampening pads with isolation spikes
  • top shelf:
    • 23"W x 16-15/16"D
    • 1-1/8" thick MDF
    • supports up to 130 lbs.
  • middle shelves:
    • 19-3/4"W x 8"H x 16-15/16"D
    • 1-1/8" thick MDF
    • supports up to 130 lbs.
  • bottom shelf:
    • 19-3/4"W x 12"H x 16-15/16"D
    • 1-1/8" thick MDF
    • supports up to 130 lbs.
  • 4 aluminum pillars filled with dampening material
  • shelves, pads, and pillars finished in black polymer laminate
  • 4 solid steel carpet spikes to isolate vibrations with protective discs
  • 23"W x 39-3/4"H x 16-15/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • assembly required

What's in the Box:

  • 4 Shelves
  • 4 Sub-shelves
  • 4 Long pillars
  • 8 Short pillars
  • 16 Isolation cones
  • 24 Pillar inserts
  • 16 Pillar supports
  • 4 Upper terminations
  • 4 Feet
  • 4 Spikes
  • 4 Discs
  • Hex-key
  • Manual

High quality, nice finish, this rack combined with using IsoNode isolation feet really enhanced the sound quality of my Conrad and Johnson amp and pre, Balanced Audio Technology cd player and Rega turntable for a very reasonable price.

Rick T, Eden, UT

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Solidsteel Philosophy: Solidsteel's philosophy is that there should be no compromise in the build quality or benefits to sonic performance, and that the products should reflect the Italian "style" of design with the use of excellent materials, clean lines, well-considered utilization of space, and attention to detail.

S5 Series: Drawing from their prestigious Hyperspike technology, Solidsteel has created the new S5 Series. The solid and essential structure provides excellent audio performance, while its clean lines make it very pleasing aesthetically. For maximum performance, there's a special anti-vibration system which consists of structural shelf that sustains another shelf which rest on four adjustable Solidsteel cones.

Anti-Vibration Dual Shelf System: The Solidsteel S5-4 audio rack employs a special anti-vibration system, which consists of four structural 1.18" MDF shelves that each sustain another 1.18" MDF shelf which rest upon one another with four adjustable isolation cones to decouple them from one another. Isolation through cones minimizes resonance and provides superb acoustic neutrality. In addition, there is a hole cut out in the center of each structural shelf to further minimize vibration , providing a more acoustical environment for your audio components.

4 Shelf Audio Rack: The Solidsteel S5-4 audio rack features 4 dual anti-vibration shelves. The overall height of the rack, and the distance between each shelf, has been carefully calculated to achieve an optimum balance of acoustics and aesthetics.

  • Top Shelf: The top shelf measures 23" (w) x 39.75" (h) x 16.9375" (d), and supports up to 130 lbs.
  • 2 Middle Shelves: The two middle shelf measures 19.75" (w) x 8" (h) x 16.9375" (d)  and supports up to 130 lbs each.
  • Bottom Shelf: The bottom shelf measures 19.75" (w) x 12" (h) x 16.9375" (d), and supports up to 130 lbs.

4-Pillar Aluminum Structure: The Solidsteel S5-4 audio rack utilizes a 4-pillar aluminum structure finished with black paint. The four pillar design is geometrically positioned to give maximum support and minimum physical contact with the surrounding environment. Each pillar is filled with a special damping material until it is in "tune" with the audio rack's MDF shelves for acoustic balance.

MDF Construction: This 4-shelf audio rack features an aluminum 4-pillar structure with shelves made of  1.18" MDF (medium density fiberboard). The benefits of MDF include a much higher damping factor and superior rigidity over time.  The aluminum 4-pillar structure & MDF shelves are both finished with a black polymer laminate.

Decoupling Spikes: In addition to the S5-4's Anti-Vibration Dual Shelf System, the audio rack is fitted with four decoupling spike feet & protective discs. All spurious mechanical energies are discharged into the ground through the decoupling spike feet & protective discs at the point where the rack legs contact the floor.

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Yes, the Solidsteel S5-4's dampening pads are removable and the audio rack is fitted with four decoupling spike feet & protective discs. If you would like to discuss further feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. I hope that helps! [ Larry  Oct 12, 2016 ]  Staff
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