Quadraspire QAVX review

Ideal for big TVs and systems – if you can handle the big bill Tested at £560.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

If you deem bigger to be better, this great big rack is ready to support your great big telly. Shame about the great big bill...


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    Plenty of space for the biggest screens or most expansive systems

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    well made and finished

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    useful performance


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    Really quite large

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    a little expensive

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We know it's tempting to park your expensive equipment on the most convenient surface in your house, but you'll only enjoy it at its best when it's properly isolated.

Keep your system away from vibration (from your feet, from other equipment) and standing as securely as possible: that means a proper rack.

The popularity of big flatscreen TVs being what it is, though, even double-width ‘AV' designs can be found wanting. There's something undeniably unsatisfactory about the way a 50in screen hangs over either end of a kit rack. Homes that can house a screen of this size (or even larger) can inevitably accommodate a super-sized rack – that's Quadraspire's reasoning, anyway.

The QAVX rack is a monster 163cm wide
This is more than enough space to put a 65in screen on top without ruining your decorative aesthetic.

Available in six different wood finishes (we tested the '80s-tastic black ash), or clear or sandblasted glass, the QAVX disguises its bulk pretty well.

Familiar Quadraspire curves help soften the looks, and the aluminium supports with integrated floorspikes add to the impression of quality and solidity. Being so wide, the QAVX will easily house three full-size pieces of equipment.

Expensive but effective
The Quadraspire does a good job with flatscreen pictures and sound. All of the picture stability that we enjoy from our reference Atacama Equinox stand is present and correct when using the QAVX, and it gives decent weight and grip to troublesome low frequencies.

In short, when tested in a two-shelf configuration (additional shelves are available at £280 a pop), we found the QAVX effective, if a little expensive.

If you've the floorspace, though, this Quadraspire support is well worth a decent audition.

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