The Special Edition incorporates significant sonic and mechanical resonance control upgrades designed specifically for top-end hifi systems that need the ultimate in musical performance. This visually attractive and beautifully crafted British made modular support makes a stunning centerpiece and is perfect for both supporting and maximising the performance of quality hifi equipment. This stand has now won awards from What Hifi for 4 consecutive years for "Best Equiment Rack" for 2015, 2016, 2016 and 2018 due to its superb acoustic performance.
Atacama’s high density carbonised Dark Finish bamboo gives significant major sonic advantages when compared to traditional hardwood and veneered supports, with its unique micro growth pore structure offering both excellent vibration absorbing and resonance controlling properties. The production processes, layering, density and overall thickness have been specifically chosen to give the best possible acoustic results.
NEW-V.R.D.C Vectored Resonance Deflection Channels.
Each Bamboo panel has V.R.D.C Vectored Resonance Deflection Channels. V.R.D.C. is the three dimensional geometric design that has been crafted into the underside of each module. This complex pattern neutralises high frequency harmonic energy by directing it away from the supported equipment toward the leg grounding components. Each channel has been cut into a “V” shape, directing energy that is entering the shelf vertically into a horizontal axis so avoiding resonance feedback, maximising each modules performance.
A.S.I.S.T dampening gaskets.
Atacama Sonic Isolation System Technology (A.S.I.S.T) has been incorporated into each module. This consists of two dampening gaskets* in each leg designed to reduce “ringing” and to isolate the Aluminium components from the outer leg collar.
Aluminium Top and Lower caps incorporating Leg Internal Studs.
These components act as resonance conductors, allowing an escape route for this energy away from the bamboo shelves so that it can be dissipated through to the floor.
NEW- Mechanically Tuned Leg Lengths*
Leg lengths are 15mm longer than the standard Evoque legs, thus lowering the resonance frequency of each module* when compared to an equivalent standard Evoque. The leg outer collars are powder coated in a Satin Black finish.
NEW– Leg Tuning Counterweights*.
By adding additional fully adjustable mass via Nickel plated Bronze frostrum cones to the leg internal studs*, the module frequency can be tuned to dial out the resonance of the specific equipment being supported.
NEW. Bronze Isolation Coned Spikes.*
With so much resonance being directed away from the bamboo, the spike interface has now been opened so avoiding a constriction of this energy and allowing it to freely dissipate to the floor.
* Due to the Base modules requirement to release energy rather than control it, not all upgrades are incorporated fully into this module.
Ecologically sustainable. Being a grass, bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet that when harvested will continue to grow allowing a new crop every 5 to 7 years. Because of this fast renewable growth, bamboo absorbs high levels of CO2.
Carbon Neutral. Because of its fast growth rate and high CO2 absorption, when factoring in processing, manufacturing and shipping bamboo remains a Carbon neutral material.
Animal friendly. The type of bamboo plant used in the Construction of Atacama supports is not a food source for humans or endangered animal species (Panda friendly!). Please note:- Bamboo is a natural material so colour, texture, grain and age may give a variable appearance to each module. Evoque ECO is made in the UK.
Please note: - Bamboo is a natural material so colour, texture, grain and age may give a variable appearance to each shelf. Because of this, adding an extra shelf at a later date will introduce a batch /colour tonal difference. Where possible order your Evoque as a complete modular support with enough levels to fulfil possible future requirements in order to minimize this variation. There may be some darkening of the Bamboo over time. This is normal and part of the materials maturing process.