Custom Design Icon Signature review

A great rack for an upgrade to tame unruly systems Tested at £330.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

If you’re looking for a smart, solid upgrade to tame an unruly system, this is your rack


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    Smooth, rich sound

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    even tonal balanced

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    smart design and solid build

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    Sounds a little laid-back

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    touch of softness

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It's often tough to convince people of the value of kit racks – but here's a hi-fi unit that should do just that.

Comprising tube racks and solid hardwood supports, the Icon Signature comes with four glass shelves. The top and bottom are secured, but the position of the others is flexible.

Sonically, it delivers a smooth, rich sound that helps reduce treble brightness. Detail and tonal balance are fine, and only a slight lack of urgency and excitement coupled with a smidgeon of low-end softness lets it down. In all other respects it's a decent upgrade.

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