Custom Design Tokyo 4 review

With its classy wooden finish, and easy to assemble stages, the Tokyo 4 also helps deliver a great sound – though some may find it a bit small Tested at £430

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

A beautifully compact rack, with a big sound

Pros

  • +

    Easy to build, stylish, great sound

Cons

  • -

    Bit small for some kit

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Custom Design racks are almost always small and perfectly formed, and the Tokyo 4 is no exception. Simple to build, and with a high-quality in both fit and finish, the Tokyo 4 looks the part, and lifting it won’t give you a hernia.

Give your music a firm foundation

It’s a fixed-width design, meaning there’s a lack of flexibility to kit placement, but the solid build more than makes up for that. Our reference kit sounds full-bodied and smoothly propulsive, lashed with detail, and well-balanced.

To be honest, it’s a hard one to call between this and the Award-winning Hi-Fi Racks Podium, but the Tokyo 4’s fixed shelves are a limitation. So, despite

its immense potential, this rack

has to move into second place

in this round-up.

Custom Design racks are almost always small and perfectly formed, and the Tokyo 4 is no exception.

Simple to build, and with a high-quality in both fit and finish, the Tokyo 4 looks the part, and lifting it won’t give you a hernia.

Give your music a firm foundation
It’s a fixed-width design, meaning there’s a lack of flexibility to kit placement, but the solid build more than makes up for that.

Our reference kit sounds full-bodied and smoothly propulsive, lashed with detail, and well-balanced.

To be honest, it’s a hard one to call between this and the Award-winning Hi-Fi Racks Podium, but the Tokyo 4’s fixed shelves are a limitation.

So, despite its immense potential, this rack has to move into second place.

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