Finite Elemente Pagode Racks & Stands

Pagode

Rack system constructed to match both audiophile and design aspects. Made from solid Canadian maple and aluminium. Flexible in number of levels, height, width and load capacity. Exclusive workmanship.

User Reviews (3)

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audiophi   AudioPhile [Feb 04, 2006]
Strength:

Adds articulation, improved timbre, and enhanced 3D soundstage. Small. Relatively inexpensive.

Weakness:

Only works with some components.

This is a review of the Finite Elemente Ceraball because it doesn't have its own category on this web site. I hadn't tried vibration control products before, so I ordered both $125 Cerballs and the $300 Stillpoints with the intention of returning whichever was less effective. The Stillpoints had no real effect on my Musical Fidelity integrated amp, but added a good but curiously dry clarity and articulation to my Wadia CD player. When the Ceraballs arrived, I tried them under the CD player and found the music flat and uninteresting. After my experience with Stillpoints I didn't expect to see any effect on the amp, but what do you know. The Ceraballs gave the soundstage an enhanced 3D effect in the best sense. Female vocalists now have a palpable presence, and on the best recordings I feel like I could reach into the soundstage and put my arms around her. I well-recorded acoustic bass also has a presence such that I feel like I could reach out and rap my knuckles on the wood. The Ceraballs also gave a distinct overall improvement to musicality, with better timbre and a luscious kind of clarity different from the Stillpoints. Bottleneck guitar is better articulated, with distinct notes rather than the previous muddled metallic sound. Vocals sound a bit more sensuous and therefore more human. Ceraballs provide a much bigger effect than I ever expected.

Similar Products Used: Stillpoints
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Brutschy   AudioPhile [Mar 22, 2002]
Strength:

sound good

Weakness:

much too expensive

while the first review was wriiten by one of the producers, I must say it is a nice stand but prohibitively expensive.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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2
Luis Fernandes   an Audiophile [May 25, 1999]

The pagode° rack system is designed to give the audio system a resonance damped and controlled environment, so that the sonic capabilities of each audio component can evolve to its maximum.
Knowing this, I must say that the whole system benefits in a sense that the sound gets positively stress free. The soundstage increases in width and depth, the dynamic range increases too, by letting the music play with much more detail, and therefor more feeling and passion. The energy inherent in many recordings isn't limited anymore, it emerges freely from the speakers. Serious music listeners should have a try on this!

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5
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