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Critical Mass Systems Maxxum Rack

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Critical Mass Systems Maxxum Rack System

The ultimate in performance, MAXXUM is designed to provide the optimum listening experience. Constructed from proprietary internal vibration materials, our unique Dual Zone Damping System helps the filters manage vibration so that the signal processed by the electronics and analog devices sounds life-like and from the loudspeakers. The filters and rack architecture operate together to mitigate vibration in the floor, the rack, the shelf and the component at the same time. Originally developed ground-up for turntables (usually the most vibration-sensitive component of the audio system) it is our best vibration management system, and the precision design and engineering is so precise that it is exceptional with every other component in the audio system.

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CMS Critical Mass Systems MAXXUM Specifications:

MAXXUM is custom made to your specification and custom painted to the US automotive color of your specification. Standard width is 28”. Standard depth is 24” with a filter system installed. The standard shipping weight is 90 lbs for the filter, frame, column caps, feet, spikes, spike cups, connectors, ball bearings and ball bearing cups. Legs add weight based on the length you specify. See additional charges for legs over 16.875” The first level comes standard with the filter, frame, column caps, feet, spikes, spike cups, connectors, ball bearings and ball bearing cups to build an amp stand and/or the lowest level of a vertical rack. Each higher level comes standard with the filter, frame, custom length legs, connectors, ball bearings and ball bearing cups.

MAXXUM Filter System (included) The standard perimeter is 21.5” W by 21.5” D (resting area 19” x 19”), however MAXXUM is available in over 100 additional dimensions at no additional charge. It is also available in very large and custom sizes at additional charge. Please see attached filter size chart. Critical Mass Systems reserves the right to approve or deny approval for the dimensions and use of each filter system.  Certified aluminum alloy framework  Constrained Layer damping  Dual Zone damping sections separated by a 2.5” proprietary elastomeric buffer o Upper Damping Section  20 layer sandwich arrayed in constrained damping layers  3 different top plate materials for rigidity under load  6 different damping materials precisely sequenced based on nomographic damping data o Lower Damping Section  12 layer sandwich arrayed in constrained damping layers  Select bottom plate material for rigidity under load  5 different damping materials precisely sequenced based on nomographic damping data

Please find reviews below

http://www.criticalmasssystems.com/reviews.html

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MAXXUM
Audiotechnique, May 2013 (PDF)


MAXXUM
“The ne plus ultra of audio component support systems. JVs references” 
-Jonathan Valin (The Absolute Sound)


 “Obviously, I highly recommend the Critical MassMAXXUM stands and racks, indeed, they are my references.” 
-Jonathan Valin (The Absolute Sound, Issue 226, p.96)


AWARDS

  • Editors Choice Award 2015 (The Absolute Sound)
  • Product of the Year 2014 (The Absolute Sound)
  • Editors’ Choice Award 2014 (The Absolute Sound)
  • Golden Ear Award 2014 (The Absolute Sound)
  • Product of the Year Award 2012 (The Absolute Sound)
  • Editors’ Choice Award 2012 (The Absolute Sound)
  • The Brutus Award (The Absolute Sound)
  • Best of Show (Cost-No-Object) - Rock Mountain Audio Fest 2012
  • Best Sound (Cost-No-Object) - Rock Mountain Audio Fest 2012
  • Best Cost-No-Object Systems - Rock Mountain Audio Fest 2012
  • Munich High End 2012 Best of Show - Munich Audio Show 2012
  • Best of Show - CES 2012
  • Best Sound (Cost-No-Object) - CES 2012
  • Golden Ear Award 2011 (The Absolute Sound)
  • Best of Show - AXPONA 2011
  • Best of Show - CES 2011
  • Best of Show Finalist - CES 2011
  • Best of Show - CES 2010
  • Best of Best - CES 2010
  • Show Stoppers - CES 2010
  • Best of Show - AXPONA 2010
  • Best of Show - CES 2009
  • Best of Show - CES 2008