Zoethecus Audio Audio Component Isolation System (ACIS) Racks & Stands

Audio Component Isolation System (ACIS)

User Reviews (6)

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swsmusic30   AudioPhile [Apr 07, 2002]
Strength:

Eliminates vibrations

Weakness:

Fixed shelves, though large.

I have six-shelf and amp stand, the product looks good and cut out distortion on my LP''''s and improved on my CD''''s. I have Z-slabs on these and Z-pods on tube components.

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5
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5
Chris Rud   an Audiophile [Jun 12, 1999]

I don't think racks have as big an influence on sound as some audiophiles, but this rack is hands down the most beautiful piece of audio furniture on the planet.
I love the z. slab shelves, good isolation.

The best!

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5
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kosey   an Audiophile [Jun 17, 1999]

The best audio stands I have ever seen , and I have looked at a lot of them.

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5
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phua poo kwang   an Audiophile [May 15, 1999]

I have seen the rack in Singapore (home) it look very artistic,appealing and firm. Wanting to buy but dealer are unable to confirmed the colour I wanted, rose wood. I have yet to own one yet however, base on the design I believed the designer had have test run before full production. I could not reach the webside for more details. pls advices.

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5
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david   an Audiophile [Mar 26, 1999]

Am I the only one with a Z stand? Short description: Pearwood, clear finish, drilled out and sand (lead?) filled, with alum. cone feet. Special wood/metal/plastic (I think) "constrained-layered" shelfs called Z-slabs. The top layer is brushed aluminum, for an elegant, high-tech look. Everyone says it is beautiful.
I got a discount because it's the four-Zslab version, and apparently the five shelf version is more popular. No doubt, because I don't like to stack components and this one forces me to stack some, but the whole ideal was to get a really good stand for my VPI tt and Audio Research tube equipment, since they both need/deserve really good support. Mission accomplished. Everything smoothed out and the bass was so much more tuneful it wasn't even funny. Lightweight components still need a brick/tile/marble on top of them to take full advantage of the superior shelves, but that is no problem. The only real problem is that the wood is so soft you cannot use casters or other feet on the legs. There is a threaded insert for the cone feet, but it is not very strong. I'm looking into some sort of metal "cup" or reinforcement for it, for peace of mind. All in all, superior shelving for superior systems.


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4
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Scott   Audio Enthusiast [Jun 15, 2000]
Strength:

Rigidity, aesthetics

Weakness:

Inability to adjust shelves like you can with Room Tune racks.

I purchased two six-shelf racks as well as an amp stand and the spaces between the shelves were carefully measured to accomodate my current components. Because the shelves are fixed that may pose a problem in the future if components are changed. I ordered the z-slabs for all the shelves and amp stand. I also use Black Diamond Racing shelves in addition to the Zoethecus. I don't have the patience to listen to what my system sounds like with and without some of these items. I will say that the overall sound from my Spectral/Avalon/MIT system is neutral, dynamic, highly resolving and musically involving. The Black Diamond Racing shelves were purchased when I was using the Room Tunes racks. To my ears, the Black Diamond shelves seemed to open up the sound in general so I still use them without really knowing if they are doing anying now that I have the Zoethecus. They certainly don't hurt anything and, for the money I spent, they will continue to be used, benefit or not. Despite the lack of adjustability, unlike the Room Tunes, I prefer these racks to the Room Tunes based largely on aesthetics and the accurate measurments of the shelves. It makes leveling the components much easier than the Room Tunes where you had to adjust and measure the shelves yourself.

Similar Products Used: Room Tunes
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5
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4
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