Can a Hi-fi rack compromise a system's sound?
I recently bought some sorbothane feet to try under my CDP and turntable but found that they robbed the sound of some of its rhythm so I stopped using them. But this led me to wonder if hi-fi racks themselves can have a similar effect. Mine is an Alphason Akros AP-46/5 which has a fairly light construction with heavy glass shelves (capable of supporting 30kg each). Can a light hi-fi stand construction hinder the crisp and accurate reproduction of rhythms, and if so would replacing it with a denser rack correct this?