Quadraspire Q4L (Bamboo)
4 x Extra Deep Bamboo Shelves for Larger Components
140mm Usable Space between Shelves (other column heights available)
19mm Diameter Black or Silver Columns
Spiked Feet & Flat Feet Included
Made In England
Quadraspire, the contemporary furniture manufacturer based in England designs & manufactures an extensive range of Hi-Fi furniture that blends functionality & style with acoustic performance all to enhance your sound system both sonically and visually.
In the same way every musical performance needs a stage so a Hi-Fi needs a stage to bring the music to life in your home. More than twenty years ago Quadraspire set out to develop a modular rack - the Q4L - that could support a variety of Hi-Fi systems and deliver acoustic performance with style. This was achieved by combining solid aluminium columns with specially engineered shelves to create a light and rigid construction to deliver a clearer, cleaner musical performance.
It is commonly accepted that every component in a Hi-Fi system from Amplifier to Source including Turntables, CD Players & Music Streamers are microphonic and produce resonance that will distort the quality of the music reproduced by a Hi-Fi system. This distortion can be significantly reduced by siting the Hi-Fi system on a purpose built equipment rack designed to deal with these resonances. The design of a Hi-Fi rack and the use of materials in its construction is critical. To develop their Hi-Fi racks Quadraspire use the tried and tested technique of tuning by ear in the same way as the finest musical instruments are developed. From extensive research they found that the use of non-ferrous metals such as Aluminium and Bronze along with natural materials such as Wood and Bamboo reduce resonance. Furthermore the shape of the shelves and columns used within the rack will determine how resonance is treated. In particular Quadraspire found that a light but rigid construction delivers a clearer, cleaner musical performance.
Quadraspire’s first Hi-Fi rack - the Q4 - was launched in 1995 and met with unparalleled success around the world. Since its launch Quadraspire have sought to further improve performance most notably with the introduction of engineered channels in the reverse side of the shelves. This evolution led to renaming the Hi-Fi rack “Q4 EVO”. The increase in sound quality wasn’t subtle and has kept Quadraspire at the forefront of Hi-Fi rack design and performance.
Bamboo Shelves: Lauded by many in the manufacturing industry as the “Material of the Future”, Bamboo, with its high tensile strength and vibration suppressing qualities, is the ideal material to use in Quadraspire Hi-Fi racks to further improve sound performance. The natural beauty of solid Bamboo lies in its awesome strength and intricate growth patterns and micro pore structure that can be seen in the shelf edge detail. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet and each year about 30% of the world’s forest is harvested without reducing the size of the forest. Bamboo is carbon neutral because its C02 Fixation (absorption) prior to harvesting is greater than the C02 emissions during manufacturing and transportation. Quadraspire only uses ‘Panda Friendly’ high Moso bamboo, supplied by Bamboo Surfaces, that has no leaf growth on the first 5 metres of the stem and is therefore not a source of food for the Panda.
Q4L Shelves: The Q4L is exactly the same as a Q4 EVO except that the depth of the shelves have been increased from 395mm to 470mm which better suits larger components.
Q4L Columns: Q4L Columns come in Black or Silver finish and are available in 6 different heights to accommodate different sized components and can easily be interchanged if your system changes.
Quadraspire Accessories: The Flat Foot (for hard/timber floors) & Spike Foot (for carpet) are included with all Quadraspire racks. Alternatively the Spike Foot can be used on hard/timber floors in conjunction with the optional Quadraspire Floor Protectors - the QC (good vibration resistance) or QX7 (amazing vibration resistance). If moving your equipment rack is important then the optional Casters can be specified. All Acccessories are sold separately.
In The News
UK Magazine What Hi-Fi said: “the cheapest rack here gives our kit a cohesive sound with a well-balanced treble, taut and expressive bass and a supple and emotive midrange” - What hifi November 2009.
Options - Not Included in Price
Extra Bamboo Wooden Shelf plus 4 x Black or Silver 140mm x 19mm Columns: $425
Other Column Heights Available (all column lengths are the same price): 100mm (4”), 140mm (5 1/2”); 180mm (7”), 216mm (8 1/2”), 256mm (10”) & 326mm (12 3/4”)
If you want to discuss all options, then please call us on (03) 9874-8233 during business hours.
Main Features & Specifications
- Weight Capacity: 80kg per shelf
- Shelves: Solid Bamboo
- Colour: Black. Silver available as an option
- Diameter: 19mm.
- Overall Width & Depth: 590 x 470mm (Maximum)
- Width Between Front Columns: 490mm
- Height Between Shelves: 140mm (Columns are also available in 100, 140, 180, 216, 256 & 326mm heights)
- Spiked Feet: Included
- Flat Feet for Hard Floors: Included
- Made In England
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE. Main image includes 32mm Diameter columns which are not available. Items included in the lifestyle image are sold separately.