Italian Isolation Platforms Arrive in Australia
Melbourne based wholesaler Fundamental Audio has been appointed the sole Australian distributor for the Italian manufacturer, eSse-Ci Design, and the team behind the Relaxa line of floating platforms.
The Relaxa range was originally designed and patented in Trento, Italy, in 1999 by Silvano Cremonesi, who is still the Chief Designer and Director of eSse-Ci Design today.
The product range consists of the models Relaxa 622, Relaxa 530, Relaxa 750. All platforms are made of hardened glass, an absolutely rigid material that does not deform even after prolonged heavy loads.
The Relaxa 622, loadable from 3kg – 20kg, uses four powerful neodymium magnets to provide a magnetic cushion to isolate your components. The Relaxa 530, loadable from 3kg – 30kg, uses five neodymium magnets, while the top of the range, the Relaxa 750 is loadable from 3kg – 50kg and uses eight neodymium magnets. This provides the ultimate magnetic cushioning.
As a result, they eliminate any influence of external vibrations of any frequency better than is possible with any other isolation technique, according to the company.
The company explains that the “very strong magnetic field of the neodymium magnets is directed exclusively in the vertical direction. The negligible residual magnetism is completely shielded by the housing and has no influence on the entire structure, electronics or pickup systems.” The horizontal level can easily be adjusted by turning the magnet housing and checked with the supplied spirit level.
Anthony Camplone, Operations Manager of Fundamental Audio, told StereoNET:
I'm excited to offer the S.A.P. Audio Relaxa products to Australian customers. The elegance in the execution of the design, allows your components to deliver better clarity and dynamics and reduce the noise floor of your system.
The Relaxa platforms start at $1,699 RRP for the Relaxa 622. The 530 is priced at $2,199 RRP, while the top of the range 750 is $2,499 RRP.
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