Our Verdict The Equinox ARC shelf makes considerable difference to the performance of the tried and tested Equinox rack For Reveals new verve and insight, plus more body, depth and punch Against None Reviewed on 17th May 2011 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. More after the break 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. See all our equipment rack reviews Follow whathiifi.com on Twitter Join whathifi.com on Facebook Related News Hi Fi Racks launches Grand and Ianua ranges Mon, 18 May 2015, 12:37pm Bristol Show 2015: Booplinth aims to give your Linn LP12 a sonic boost Sun, 22 Feb 2015, 10:04am Ruark Audio launches new £299 R7 AV Mount Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 11:17am Audio Suspension launches range of acrylic hi-fi wall-mounts Mon, 19 Nov 2012, 12:51pm Alphason Event TV stand includes speakers Mon, 31 Oct 2011, 11:44am Accessories Atacama Equinox ARC (shelf only) Equipment racks Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.