theaudiophileman.com
HUSH EQUIPMENT RACK OAK VERSION - The Audiophile Man
From CJ Audio, the Hush Equipment Rack incorporates a built-in damping system, employed to remove vibrations Additionally, the supports are also designed to accommodate the range of Hush Isolation Platforms. Crafted by hand from high quality timber, each named after the guardian mountains of Wasdale in the Lake District, I reviewed the Yewbarrow version that is available as a three or four shelf support with a 600mm shelf width, 450mm to 600mm shelf depth and 40mm thick. The support is available in cherry, oak or American black walnut. Shelves are available in oak, cherry, European walnut and Birds Eye maple real wood veneer, finished with solid oak, cherry or American black walnut surrounds. Granite, slate, engineered stone and Valchromat inserts are available in lieu of veneered finish. I began listening tests with my Avid Acutus turntable and the vinyl version of the Grandaddy track, He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot. I was impressed by the open soundstage that also improved in focus with no diffuse edges to blur the instruments. The attendant lower distortion produced greater clarity while the lower noise floor helped the secondary percussion to sound crisp and focused. Treble remained light and airy but it didn’t finish there, …