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Symposium Svelte Shelf Energy Absorption Platform

Symposium Svelte Shelf Energy Absorption Platform

$269.00

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Symposium Svelte Shelf Energy Absorption Platform

$269.00

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  • Description


     

    Although Svelte Shelf's most noticeable feature is its attractive, slim design (hence the name Svelte, meaning slim or slender), the fact is, it's not just a shelf, but a sophisticated, anti-resonant platform for the support of high quality audio and video components.

    Placed under CD Players, DVD players, amps, preamps, speakers and more, Symposium's Svelte Shelf platform will improve the performance of your system without changing its inherent tonal character.

    Prior to its introduction, equivalent performance required much greater thickness and mass. The Svelte Shelf design is simple, but effective. Now, even the most vertically-space-challenged rack or stand can benefit from Symposium vibration control.

    The Svelte Shelf works well on most surfaces; it can be placed flat on an existing shelf or floor, or substituted for an existing shelf by ordering an exact size replacement.

    The Svelte Svelte is a tool for lessening the haze and imprecision which afflicts most "untreated" components. These artifacts are caused by vibration, and their severity can vary greatly from component to component as well as from installation to installation. The Svelte Shelf works by draining vibration out of the component, while at the same time providing a less resonant surface for it to rest upon. Its design is a special modification of time-tested "sandwich" diaphragm technology used to advance the state of the art in loudspeaker performance.
     

    Svelte Shelves are supplied with 3 Precision Couplers. Made from solid 7075 aircraft alloy aluminum, their purpose is to enhance the performance by insuring tight coupling of the component to the Svelte Shelf.

    Why the couplers?

    A major part of our design philosophy is the importance of energy drainage from the component. We have found that, in the majority of cases, good energy drainage is more advantageous than pure isolation per se, and this is why we don't call our platforms isolation platforms, but rather "energy absorption platforms." In order to drain (or "damp") the component adequately, it is necessary that there be a good conductive path between the component's chassis and the shelf- which is the reason for the couplers. Use these to contact the bare metal chassis of your component and bypass any rubber or soft feet which may be there. Soft rubber feet are meant more to protect furniture, and, in practice, they tend to "blur" and distort the performance of most components. This is why we prefer to supply couplers with every individual Svelte Shelf While it isn't necessary to use them in all cases (for instance, if your component already has built-in metal feet or has a flat bottom), we encourage their use if you don't have an alternate "footer" device, such as Symposium Rollerblocks, cones, or other hard footer devices, etc.


    BENEFITS:
     

    • Superior transient preservation
    • More focus, with more precise imaging
    • A quieter background with a lower noise floor
    • Improved picture quality with video devices
    • Better bass, with less distortion and "boom"
    • Improved high frequency air, detail, and dynamics
    • Better soundstage



    REVIEWS:


    “I was very impressed with Symposium's Ultra Platform and Svelte Shelf, both of which I reviewed last month. Both lowered the noise level of my electronics and allowed cleaner music to flow from my speakers.”

    “From the initial note to the last vestige of its harmonics, all the sound was there for me to enjoy in a more complete manner than I’d ever heard before the insertion of the Svelte Shelf.”

    “Dynamics were also improved. With less of the musical signal's energy lost to vibration, more of the dynamic, live sound embedded in the music was allowed to play through the speakers. And, surprisingly enough, the loudness level seemed to increase by a dB or so -- perhaps due to the lower noise floor.”

    “Female vocals especially, whose distortions in any form are easily discerned, were more realistically reproduced. Allison Krauss has an ethereal quality to her voice that was given freer rein to blossom with the Svelte Shelf in place.”
    - John Crossett - Soundstage

    "There are a lot of stands, cones, and platforms out there, folks, but these are the ones I would buy with my own money." - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound


    CUSTOMER COMMENTS:


    "Galen, First, I must admit, after placing my order I had "buyer's remorse" that I was over reacting to the potential gain I could reasonably expect from adding the Svelte Shelf to isolate my CD player. Luckily, I have no remorse and am staggered at the new found focus the shelf has unleashed. Truly remarkable. Thank you and Symposium for providing such an outstanding product." - J.F.
     

    Note: Custom sizes available, call for quote.

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Symposium Svelte Shelf Energy Absorption Platform

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Description


 

Although Svelte Shelf's most noticeable feature is its attractive, slim design (hence the name Svelte, meaning slim or slender), the fact is, it's not just a shelf, but a sophisticated, anti-resonant platform for the support of high quality audio and video components.

Placed under CD Players, DVD players, amps, preamps, speakers and more, Symposium's Svelte Shelf platform will improve the performance of your system without changing its inherent tonal character.

Prior to its introduction, equivalent performance required much greater thickness and mass. The Svelte Shelf design is simple, but effective. Now, even the most vertically-space-challenged rack or stand can benefit from Symposium vibration control.

The Svelte Shelf works well on most surfaces; it can be placed flat on an existing shelf or floor, or substituted for an existing shelf by ordering an exact size replacement.

The Svelte Svelte is a tool for lessening the haze and imprecision which afflicts most "untreated" components. These artifacts are caused by vibration, and their severity can vary greatly from component to component as well as from installation to installation. The Svelte Shelf works by draining vibration out of the component, while at the same time providing a less resonant surface for it to rest upon. Its design is a special modification of time-tested "sandwich" diaphragm technology used to advance the state of the art in loudspeaker performance.
 

Svelte Shelves are supplied with 3 Precision Couplers. Made from solid 7075 aircraft alloy aluminum, their purpose is to enhance the performance by insuring tight coupling of the component to the Svelte Shelf.

Why the couplers?

A major part of our design philosophy is the importance of energy drainage from the component. We have found that, in the majority of cases, good energy drainage is more advantageous than pure isolation per se, and this is why we don't call our platforms isolation platforms, but rather "energy absorption platforms." In order to drain (or "damp") the component adequately, it is necessary that there be a good conductive path between the component's chassis and the shelf- which is the reason for the couplers. Use these to contact the bare metal chassis of your component and bypass any rubber or soft feet which may be there. Soft rubber feet are meant more to protect furniture, and, in practice, they tend to "blur" and distort the performance of most components. This is why we prefer to supply couplers with every individual Svelte Shelf While it isn't necessary to use them in all cases (for instance, if your component already has built-in metal feet or has a flat bottom), we encourage their use if you don't have an alternate "footer" device, such as Symposium Rollerblocks, cones, or other hard footer devices, etc.


BENEFITS:
 

  • Superior transient preservation
  • More focus, with more precise imaging
  • A quieter background with a lower noise floor
  • Improved picture quality with video devices
  • Better bass, with less distortion and "boom"
  • Improved high frequency air, detail, and dynamics
  • Better soundstage



REVIEWS:


“I was very impressed with Symposium's Ultra Platform and Svelte Shelf, both of which I reviewed last month. Both lowered the noise level of my electronics and allowed cleaner music to flow from my speakers.”

“From the initial note to the last vestige of its harmonics, all the sound was there for me to enjoy in a more complete manner than I’d ever heard before the insertion of the Svelte Shelf.”

“Dynamics were also improved. With less of the musical signal's energy lost to vibration, more of the dynamic, live sound embedded in the music was allowed to play through the speakers. And, surprisingly enough, the loudness level seemed to increase by a dB or so -- perhaps due to the lower noise floor.”

“Female vocals especially, whose distortions in any form are easily discerned, were more realistically reproduced. Allison Krauss has an ethereal quality to her voice that was given freer rein to blossom with the Svelte Shelf in place.”
- John Crossett - Soundstage

"There are a lot of stands, cones, and platforms out there, folks, but these are the ones I would buy with my own money." - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound


CUSTOMER COMMENTS:


"Galen, First, I must admit, after placing my order I had "buyer's remorse" that I was over reacting to the potential gain I could reasonably expect from adding the Svelte Shelf to isolate my CD player. Luckily, I have no remorse and am staggered at the new found focus the shelf has unleashed. Truly remarkable. Thank you and Symposium for providing such an outstanding product." - J.F.
 

Note: Custom sizes available, call for quote.