Besides tidying up the listening room, the
significance of racks in getting the hifi system to sound its best cannot
In our experience with other racks, including those priced
much much higher than Hutter, these can introduce various colourations to the
sound, irregardless of the isolation theory claimed. This may be due in
part to the shelf material or the design itself. This can be a boon to some
systems, of course, like probably adding needed warmth to the sound, or needed
excitement. But in our opinion, this is a major pitfall, as further
upgrade plans will now have to take the rack's colour into consideration.
The Hutter racks can be characterized as having minimal effect on the reproduced
sound. It does not accentuate any part of the sonic spectrum, nor seem to
add additional artifacts. It allows one to hear closer into the sound the
stacked components were meant to reproduce. Hutter Racks get out of the
In effect, one can forget about the rack's sonic contribution when changing gear or
upgrading. This leads to a more valid, more authentic sonic evaluation of
equipment. With another rack that has its own strong sonic signature, it
just makes setting up a system correctly more complicated.
Untainted, good equipment will convey
their message more truthfully, more accurately, and in full glory.
We highly recommend that the bases of Hutter racks
be leveled with a proper spirit level. If using the two-part HiFi Base,
level the bottom part, then the upper part. Spikes on the upper part have
to be as short as possible, with nuts tightened finger tight only. The
rest of the shelves will precisely be level without additional effort if the
bases are leveled correctly.