Equipment Supports

Isolating all the components in the audio chain, from sources to speakers, is most important in getting the best performance they are capable of.

When done correctly, this removes the negative effects of acoustic feedback, internal transformer vibrations, and de-coupling from the mass of the support. The result of this can be quite startling, with an increase in the size and depth of the image, more precise focus, and a more correct tonal balance. Rhythm is easier to follow and the listening experience becomes more real.

There are many products on the market, many of them designed to look smart but are badly thought through in acoustic terms and/or are made from materials that are detrimental to sounding natural. In our experience, undamped glass, random use of most metals, and marble, have no place in good equipment supports.


Stands

We can supply Atacama stands and accessories. As the range is vast so please call with your requirements for a quotation. Excellent prices for self install.

They have modular designs both damped glass and their new bamboo shelves both available with painted steel legs  The bamboo based shelves have natural self damping properties and make a contribution to improved sound. The finishes are natural, light oak stain or dark oak stain. They come in either 3 or 4 leg support modules.

Atacama website

Eris Eco 5.0 Hi Fi SPECIAL EDITION
Evoque ECO stand

The simple, elegant GEM Separates stand system offer a good solution for many domestic situations. Their laminated glass (Acoustilam) and the damped steel legs result is a very good sound at affordable prices. The standard module is 600 x 400 mm but custom sizes are made to order. For example 650 x 400 mm or 700 x 500 mm can offer greater flexibility at a modest price premium. There are a variety of painted glass and coloured steel support option to suit every combination or decorative taste. Please phone with your requirements for a quotation. Excellent prices for self install.

Futureglass website

 


This manufacturer makes the best equipment supports for high quality audio that we have heard. Based on their experiences in the military and space vehicle industry, the control of resonance and eliminating unwanted noise reveals the full potential of the equipment and indeed the music it is playing. The highest resolution revealed due to a huge reduction in the noise floor.

 

The simple, elegant GEM Separates stand system offer a good solution for many domestic situations. Their laminated glass (Acoustilam) and the damped steel legs result is a very good sound at affordable prices. The standard module is 600 x 400 mm but custom sizes are made to order. For example 650 x 400 mm or 700 x 500 mm can offer greater flexibility at a modest price premium. There are a variety of painted glass and coloured steel support option to suit every combination or decorative taste. Please phone with your requirements for a quotation. Excellent prices for self install.

Futureglass website

MXR Audio Stand Frame

The MXR Stand Frame is being discontinued this year in favour of the new VXR Modular Reference Level Stand Frame. For now, a limited number of MXR frames will be offered on a first order basis whilst production parts are available. Please phone for details.

New Product The new VXR Modular Stand Frame Reference Level system

The VXR frame system was launched at the Munich High End Show in May 2016. It is a new modular design, similar to the SXR concept, and infinitely flexible in terms of width and heigh combinations. It replaces the MXR design as the flagship frame system. The frame is made from billet aircraft grade aluminium to produce the maximum stiffness. This results in the lowest level of noise reduction to enhance revealing the true performance of the very best audio electronics available today. Available in black only,
More details as we receive them, but the photographs show immaculate construction quality as is expected from this manufacturer. 

VXR-1921-1V 1 level frame (amplifier base) £6545 
VXR-1921-2V 2 level frame £12120 
VXR-1921-3V 3 level frame £17680
VXR-1921-4V 4 level frame £22515 
VXR-1921-5V 5 level frame £27920

Please note Isolation Bases are to be ordered separately. The isolation bases recommended for use with the VXR Reference frame would the M3X Series for optimal performance. However the S1 Series isolation bases could also be used with a small reduction in performance for secondary components at a lower cost.

Available in black only,

M3X-1921 Isolation Base £3010 each; S3-1921 Isolation base £2280 each. For more detailed information and different size options see below.

 


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VXR-1921-4V

SXR Stand Frames - Black or Silver

The SXR stands system is a simpler design but offering infinite flexibility both in terms of height and width. Additional modules can be added at any time as a retro fit. Again, very much the HRS beneficial effect on sound at a reduced level but at more affordable prices. There are two width options available and modules can go up 6 levels high. The 1 level module is idea as amplifier stand. We have this system in our showrooms for viewing and evaluation.

Examples:

SXR-1719-3V 3 level frame £5300
SXR-1719-4V 4 level frame £6810 

SXR-1921-3V 3 level frame £5400 
SXR-1921-4V 4 level £6960

SXR-1719-1V 1 level (amplifier base) £2120 
SXR-1921-1V 1 level (amplifier base) £2180

SXR Double or Triple width options, plus Tiered Systems can be configured. The price is the total on the integrated frame prices shown above. Please call for more detail and a price quotation. 

Isolation bases are to be ordered separately. The usual isolation base recommended for use with the SXR frame is the S1 Series. However the M3X Series isolation bases can also be used for enhanced performance and would bring the overall sound improvement closer to that of the MXR frame and bases.

S3-1719 Isolation Base £2180 each; S3-1921 £2280 each. For more detailed information see below.

To improve frame stiffness and load bearing capabilities, there are ‘Solid Brace Inserts’ available. They can be purchased with the frame or retro fitted at a later date. This again narrows the performance gap between the SXR and MXR frames. £1350 (1 pair) per level.

SXR 3 tier equipment support with S1 isolation bases
SXR 3 tier equipment support with S1 isolation bases

New Product SXRC Series Frame

 

This new frame system, called the SXRC Series, is a modified SXR design to support and optimise the performance of large audio components. The SXRC series will be available in many different width and depth increments. From widths of 15" to 23", and depths of 21" to 31", this allows HRS to custom fit a support for every amplifier in the world.
 
The SXRC Series Audio Stands is a custom 8 support, twin cross bar frame system with the support structure running front to back. The new frame series can also be expanded vertically to any height to support as many components as desired. Furthermore it can be expanded or contracted vertically at any time after the initial purchase. There are 3 standard support strut heights (6", 8", 10") with an additional 3 custom strut heights (12", 14", 16"). The heights stated indicate the space provided by the strut, not the actual length.

With the trend towards very large and very heavy components, such as those provided by Edge Electronics, Constellation, Boulder, Solution amplifiers, to name but a few, the new frame system allows for the addition and subtraction of HRS Isolator Elements to the M3X bases it supports as needed. This allows HRS to optimize the performance of every amplifier weighing from 1 lb to 500 lbs, and can be available in at least 25 custom size combinations.
 
The SXRC Series will be fitted with custom M3X Isolation Bases that match the frame size (isolation bases are sold separately). The Isolation Bases will be made so that they are adjustable to suit a wide range of amplifier weights. Each custom M3X base will be optimized for the specific amplifier at time of order but owners will be able to have it rebuilt for any other amplifier, if changed in the future, which will fit on existing base.

Examples:

SXRC 1923-2-1V one level amplifier support, 19" wide x 23" deep £3420
SXRC 1923-2-2V two level mono amplifiers support. 19" wide x 23" deep £6230

Each SXRC audio stand is available on custom order basis only. Please call for further information and a firm quotation.


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SXRC Series Frame

RXR Audio Stand Frame

The RXR Frame and R-Shelve system is designed to bring the HRS noise reduction characteristics from the VXR and SXR into a more affordable package. Due to the use of wood and a innovative method of adding stiffness, there is a substantial benefit to sound considering the price offered. The shelves are individually adjustable at 30 mm spacings. A very attractive design produces a more domestic friendly appeal and is offered in two finishes: maple and black. 

The new RXR frame system is priced as follows:

RXR-1719-3V 3 level £4365 
RXR-1719-4V 4 level £5190 
RXR-1719-5V 5 level £6110

RXR-1719-1V amplifier platform £1430 

RXR-1921-3V 3 level £4365 
RXR-1921-4V 4 level (pictured) £5190
RXR-1921-5V 5 level £6110 

RXR-1921-1V amplifier platform £1430 

Standard finish clear maple; black finish add 10%. All frames are priced without shelves. 

R Series Shelf - for RXR frames only - black and silver - all sizes £470.

The new R3X isolation base can also be used with the RXR frame system. It has a much better performance than the R Series shelf and has a 28% improved performance over the R1X isolation base it replaces. See below for further details on sizes with prices starting from £1430.

Roy Gregory has had a good listen to the RXR frame and R-Shelves and gives his first appraisal in his Audio Beat blog. He concludes:

Using the RXR rack and R-Shelves will significantly drop the noise floor of your system, improve dynamic range and resolution, as well as its range of tonal color and the harmonic character of instruments. What it does is reduce the blurring and compression (temporal, dynamic and harmonic) caused by spurious energy and mechanical feedback. As you will see once you get to read the full review, that’s just the start. Work with the range of different (HRS) platforms, chassis dampers and couplers… and the results can be absolutely remarkable.

For the full article and photographs, please read here

Harmonic Resolution Systems website

RXR-1921-4v
RXR-1921 – 4V


Isolation Bases

These isolation bases have been highly acclaimed even when used with other manufacturers equipment supports and are especially beneficial under turntables and CD players. The flagship M3X Series basesare based on granite embedded in a one piece aluminium tray separated by the HRS proprietary polymer. Underneath the aluminium platform are four round aluminium feet isolated from the base with a compliant rubber like polymer. The load range of the isolation base is optimised to give maximum resonance control and 4 different grades of these feet are available. These can be changed easily if the equipment on these bases changes.

How they work

They eliminate structure borne vibration and dump chassis noise that usually emanates from the transformers that are in all electronics. The result is one of a far more transparent sound, less high frequency distortion, allowing more detail to be easily heard. This results in a bigger sound stage and a more natural, less hi-fi presentation. The maximum benefit of these platforms is realised when used in conjunction with the MXR or SXR frames but they are very beneficial when used on top of other high quality equipment supports or indeed as free-standing amplifier isolation supports.

 

M3X Series - Black only

There are four sizes available in the M3X Series from 19"x14" to 23"x21".

Example of price:

M3X-1419 Isolation Base £2385 
M3X-1719 Isolation Base £2700 
M3X-1921 Isolation Base £3010
M3X-1923 Isolation Base £3635
M3X-1925 Isolation Base £3945
M3X-2123 Isolation Base £3945

Load Ranges:
RED 0-14kg
GREEN 13-27kg
BLUE 27-54kg

Custom sizes and isolator loading arrangments can be made to special order – please phone for details and a quotation.

 

M3 Isolation Base

S3 Series - Black or Silver

The S3 Series Isolation Bases are designed to go with the SXR frame system (see above) but also can be used with the MXR frame where there are budget restraints. This offers a good proportion of the performance of the M3X Isolation Base but at significantly reduced cost. These are constructed from an aircraft grade aluminium surface and a multi-part aluminium ‘tray’.

S3-1719 Isolation Base £2190
S3-1921 Isolation Base £2280

Load Ranges:
RED 0-20kg
GREEN 20-34kg
BLUE 34-61kg

Custom sizes and isolator loading arrangments can be made to special order. Please phone for details and a quotation.

 

S1 Isolation Base
S1 Isolation Base

S1 Isolation Base
SXR Amplifier base with S1 Isolation Base

R3X Series  - Black or Silver

These isolation bases are similar in construction to the S1 Series bases but the surface is made from wood as opposed to aluminium. They offer a good proportion of the HRS effect and are a more affordable way of getting into the HRS isolation system. The R3X has a 28% increase in isolation performance and replaces the R1X Series. Due to improved manufacturing processes, this extra performance is offered at the same price as the R1X series bases.

R3X-1719 Isolation Base £1430 
R3X-1921 Isolation Base (pictured) £1480 

Load Ranges:
RED 0-27kg
GREEN 27-46kg
BLUE 46-73kg

Custom sizes and isolator loading raangements can be made to special order. Please phone for further details and a quotation.

Harmonic Resolution Systems website

R1X-1921 Isolation Base