Blue Horizon’s new Sanctum isolation platform is specifically designed to isolate individual high-performance components such as turntables, DACs, preamplifiers, power amplifiers, CD players and streamers from all sources of unwanted vibration.
‘The platform’s construction brings together a selection of carefully chosen materials from opposite ends of the elasticity spectrum, combining them in such a way as to dramatically reduce resonances evenly across the audio band,’ said Paul Clarke, of Audio Active, which distributes Blue Horizon in Australia. ‘This effectively reduces distortion, improves detail, clarity, tonal neutrality and bass definition to deliver wider, more open and deep soundstages and enable more expressive dynamic contrast and shading to be revealed.’
Blue Horizon’s Sanctum platform shelf is made from high density fibreboard (HDF) which is precision-machined in five places: four recesses, one at each corner, and a circular central hollow designed to eliminate any standing waves within the shelf itself. Each of the four corner recesses has an isolation foot made up of three elements: a dense compound of cork, rubber and leather, whose construction, which randomly combines materials of varying density and elasticity, is claimed by Blue Horizon to be ideal for breaking up resonant frequencies; a ‘visco-elastic’ polymer to provide shock absorption, vibration isolation and damping; and a precision-machined spiked aluminium cone. Each isolation foot’s complete assembly is held in place by an outer ring that prevents the individual parts from dropping out when the platform is being lifted into position, but which decouples once the Sanctum is in place, leaving the platform freely floating on the isolation feet.
The Sanctum measures 450×400×40mm (overall including shelf and isolation feet, can support loads of up to 30kg and comes in two finish options: matt black or matt white, both of which are said to be ‘scratch-resistant and easy to clean’.
For further information, please contact Audio Active