430mm x 360mm
The Beam Assemblies respond to vibrational energy which is airborne, structure borne and internal to the equipment. This energy is dissipated by the beam assemblies in the form of heat and in so doing cleans up the audio path (see attached leaflet). The effect of this is to improve dynamics, base extension and soundstaging from the added width & height to the music.
The StrataBase Platforms are made up from two thin substrates that do not touch but are bonded together using an elastermeric membrane. The bottom substrate is given its rigidity using a bonded subframe with the Beam Assemblies bonded into two of the limbs. The effect of this laminated construction is to filter out energies reaching the Beam Assemblies which results in the energy dissipation being even more efficient.
The result is that in addition to what the Base Platform achieves there is a more controlled and faster bass, improved separation and most importantly of all, is the added depth which gives a complete 3D effect (see the WHF StrataBase I review).
MPN: StrataBase Platform I
Reviewed by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, December 2012
We suspect there are many people that would never consider spending this much money on an equipment support. And in many ways they’d be right not to. The StrataBase platform only makes sense in high-end set ups, where the price of the components is at least a couple of grand each.
Pricey platform earns its spurs
That’s not to say that this platform won’t work in cheaper systems, but we reckon you get similar or better results upgrading the electronics, rather than the support. However, in the right system, placing the StrataBase I between, say, a CD player and a conventional equipment rack delivers a massive improvement in dynamics, detail and punch. Admittedly, the price isn’t subtle, but neither are the improvements. Audition it…
Not cheap, but hear the StrataBase at work in a suitable system and you’ll have little trouble justifying the cost.
5 / 5