all started some 10 years ago. The Swedish tool making engineer,
and audiophile, Björn Ohlson started experimenting with different
suspension platforms for his audio equipment. He came to realization
that most commercially available products did alter the sound in
one way or another, but they seldom enhanced the full frequency
spectrum. There where numerous problems; inferior materials, lack
of solid research to substantiate the theory and construction etc.
With his technical background in the luggage, and with firm determination,
Mr. Ohlson went to work. Extensive research and study began into
the fundamentals of vibration and isolating suspension. No stone
was left unturned! Once the fundamentals where laid out, Mr. Ohlson
started producing the first air isolated platforms and racks. Shortly
there after the first Solid Tech platform saw the light.
The reception of the product was nothing less than phenomenal.
The visitors at international Hi-fi shows as well as media praised
the product for its functionality, flexibility and excellent craftsmanship.
The main question was; how would it compare to the other existing
racks and isolation platforms on the market?
The Scandinavian Hi-fi press that tested Solid Tech against the
leading rack manufacturers soon answered this: Solid tech platforms
and racks proved to be superior in vibration isolation, and build
quality. During his testing and evaluation period Mr. Ohlson realized
that isolation and tuning should be seen as complementary and essential
partners in the ongoing battle with detrimental vibrations.
Although the air isolated platforms had some major advantages,
it also had some limitations, one of them being user friendliness.
He concluded that no matter how well isolated the platform is it
remains a large physical body! The next logical step would be to
place a well-isolated small rigid body as close as possible to the
This solution would perfectly complement the Rack of Silence,
further improving the effectiveness of damping and isolation. This
resulted in the birth of Feet of Silence and the Cradle of Silence.
The response from the media and the audiophiles was immediate!
They marveled about the excellent performance and engineering.
Once again it was proven that solid research and solid engineering
results in a superior product: Solid Tech!
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