We review plenty of Hi-Fi componets and loudspeakers here at GadgetyNews but we’re rarely contacted about stands or racks. Well, Blue Horizon has put that right with news of their Professional Rack System (PRS).
The Blue Horizon PRS is a unique modular rack system that uses an uncompromising selection of materials.
Those materials include multi-grain- direction and a bespoke triple layer bamboo laminate, with grain running in opposing directions.
The central lamination runs vertically and so creates a chaotic structure.
This is a tried and tested method that stops standing waves within the shelf and controls resonance granting any audio equipment the best platform for performance.
Blue Horizon is a design and manufacturing company specialising in professional-grade audio accessories.
Based in Winchester England it was formed in 2008 by Keith Martin the founder and Managing Director of the IsoTek brand.
The Blue Horizon PRS can be configured to accommodate any shape or size system.
Furthermore, you can upgrade performance at any time. This is simply acheieved by adding component shelves and spike isolation between tiers as well as Sanctum isolation platform.
Bespoke triple layer mixed grain direction bamboo shelves break up standing waves. These are teamed with solid machined stainless steel uprights that act as shock spots for draining resonance without adding sonic signatures.
Additionally, performance can be further upgraded by adding Sanctum, a special isolating platform.
If you already own a rack, you can simply add the Sanctum isolation shelves under individual audio electronics to dramatically increase their performance.
Sanctum shelves help your system deal with michrophony and resonance frequencies within equipment.
Finally, the introduction of spiked isolation between each tier for further isolation performance, ideal for critical source components, for example Turntables and CD players.
Everything vibrates. This is one of the main challenges for audiophiles.
Vibrations move through the floor, the furniture and the air to enter audio equipment via the feet and chassis. And of course, the equipment itself generates further vibrations.
The Sanctum Isolation platform is designed and constructed using a high-density fibreboard (HDF). This is particularly favoured for its mechanical stability and does not expand or contract with climatic changes.
Four recesses feature a sophisticated isolation foot made from a dense, chaotic compound of cork, rubber and leather. That chaotic construction and ‘viscous-elastic’ polymer breaks up resonance frequencies across a large frequency range.
The Sanctum comes with 5mm spike protection feet. This provides further resonance control by introducing additional solid brass material boundary, in contrast to the aluminium spikes.
Easy and flexible to build, the PRS is not just and audio equipment rack, but a fully customisable audio grade furniture system.
Blue Horizon PRS is available in single and double shelves; the PRS allows you to combine any size/number of shelves.
Finally, add in to that flexible height spacing which can be configured to accommodate all combinations of audio electronics, and you have a unique piece of furniture that integrates into your interior.
Professional Rack System and Sanctum prices and availability
Blue Horizon PRS
The PRS has a RRP starting at £1925.00 and is available in three finish options – bamboo, piano black and piano white.
The Sanctum platforms are priced at £199.00 and are available in both matt black and matt white finish.