CMS - Critical Mass Systems

 

The Foundation for Great System Performance!

Audio component racks fundamentally shape the quality of the signal that comes out of the loudspeakers. A good rack will make music sound more “realistic” as vibration from the loudspeakers, the components and the rack disappear, revealing the inner detail of the music.

Critical Mass Systems utilizes the best modern machines and tools combined with precision craftsmanship to produce an amazing product. Our systems allow your component can retain the “sound” that was intended, revealing the inner detail of the music.

 

CMS QXK Rack System

4-leg component support systems allows infinite access in back.

The QXK is available in single component (amplifier), vertical rack configurations, and side-by-side configurations for multi-component systems.

Custom vertical spacing is made at no additional charge.

Rack architecture allows fully adjustable leveling and is finished in clear anodized or black anodized.

Combine the QXK with your choice of out Interchangeable filter systems and shelves.

  • Dimensions: 26.5” wide / 21.5” deep
  • Height: 3-tier rack with 8” clearance, approx. 32”

“Exceptional Transparency with its related clarity, excellent details, and dynamics without smearing, plus harmonic integrity and an incredibly organic presentation of the music.” ~ David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback

Read the review by David Robinson of Positive Feedback here:

CMS Sotto Voce Rack System

A 4-tier wooden rack.

Quarter sawn Sapele (an African hardwood belonging in the mahogany family) makes up this structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing rack. A finish of clear satin seals the woodwork. The connective elements are constructed of metal milled from billet 6061 T651 aluminum. The rack is also avaiable in a black finish.

“This is a rack you can buy and live with happily ever after. Or, when fortune smiles, you can upgrade to your heart’s content." ~ Alan Taffel, The Absolute Sound, Issue 249

Read the review by Alan Taffel of The Absolute Sound here:

 

CMS Interchangable Filter Systems

Constructed from proprietary internal vibration materials, our unique Dual Zone Damping System helps the filters manage vibration so that the signal processed by the electronics and analog devices sounds life-like and real when it the comes out of the loudspeakers. The filters and rack architecture operate together to mitigate vibration in the floor, the rack, the shelf and the component at the same time. The filter system works at its optimal level of performance with both very light and very heavy components without any adjustment to improve the sound of both digital and analog sound

 

Critical Mass Systems Center Stage Footers

Center Stage, a breakthrough anti-vibration product support system that is the culmination of 17 years of experience in the rack designing business. No matter how good your system is, Center Stage will add a new dimension to your listening experience that you will find highly beneficial.

Read the review by Greg Weaver of Positive Feedback here:

CMS CenterStage Footers