Passive decoupling and damping platform, M (WxHxD): 450x360x48mm. Weight: 7.4kg. Finish: Nextel colors (chart).
HiFi Equipment Platforms
The full monty
The already legendary top-of-the range product in our line of passive hifi equipment stands, the Silence Plus, has been further upgraded during the last year. With the gel support being used in a quite different form, we could create an entirely new design. The upper support surface now fully rests on the gel without any impediments, meaning that it is no longer possible for any vibration at all to get through to the top.
The top surface of the Silence Plus itself is dampened by three different mechanisms, meaning that even vibrations of the equipment itself can be eliminated with extremely high efficiency. Of prime importance is that the absorption occurs across the entire frequency spectrum (large masses are not always good!).
The optimum choices in terms of the properties and innovative arrangement of the materials, as well as the precise matching of individual components lead to an even better performance from the new and improved Silence Plus.
You’ll be amazed at how good your equipment can sound!
“The change in the musical reproduction was unmistakable. It was as spectacular as it was surprising. … The spatial effect was remarkable. … The depth of the room remained the same, perhaps even slightly deeper. In terms of width, though, the musical experience demonstrated a new sense of closeness. … After lengthy listening, also over the days that followed, I consistently gained the impression that the THIXAR stands were bringing a pleasant repose to the music. They did this without the slightest sign of limiting the dynamic. On the contrary, the solidity in the music made the sound even more explosive and exciting. … My music room, part of a residential building erected in 1973, has tiled floors. Footsteps come over very clearly on my system. As a test, therefore, I dropped the pick-up onto a stationary turntable and turned the volume up louder than usual. I then stamped down hard on a piece of oor I knew to be particularly sensitive. This usually results in an audible booming from the speakers. With the Silence Plus, though, the phenomenon was markedly suppressed, clear proof of the outstanding damping effect achieved by the THIXAR stand in the low frequencies.”
Wolfgang Kemper, HiFi Statement, 2013