What Hi Fi Sound and Vision Fri, 6 May 2011, 12:12pm

Atacama Equinox ARC (shelf only)

Tested at £30
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5

The Equinox ARC shelf makes considerable difference to the performance of the tried and tested Equinox rack

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  • Reveals new verve and insight, plus more body, depth and punch

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A perennial What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Award winner, Atacama’s Equinox rack was knocked off the top spot two years ago by Hi-Fi Racks’ Podium

Now Atacama is back with an upgrade for all its Equinox Hi-Fi and Hi-Fi Celebration racks.

The Equinox modular design remains the same; the upgrade is to the shelving, which features Atacama Resonance Control (ARC) glass. 

This laminated glass, featuring a dampening core, is more than 50 per cent thicker than standard Equinox shelves.  

It comes in piano-black finish, costing £30 per shelf with a new rack or £40 as an upgrade. And a worthy upgrade it is. 

Compared to regular Equinox shelving, we found the ARC glass pepped up the performance of both hi-fi and AV separates, adding verve and insight. 

Whether you own an Equinox or are after an all-new rack, if you want more body, depth and punch to your system sound, we’d suggest trying out the ARC yourself.

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