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Critical Mass Systems PXK rack

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Critical Mass Systems QXK rack system

A 3-leg component support system, the PXK has a post dead center on the back.

The PXK is available in single component (amplifier), vertical rack configurations, and side-by-side configurations for multi-component systems.

Custom vertical spacing is made at no additional charge. Rack architecture allows fully adjustable leveling and is finished in clear anodized or black anodized.

Combine the PXK with your choice of our interchangeable filter systems and shelves

Manufacturer's website CMS

Details

Critical Mass Systems QXK rack specifications:

Standard width is 26”. Standard depth is 24” with a filter system installed.  PXK architecture is high purity (96% to 99%), solutionized, stress-relieved stretched and artificially aged aluminum alloy – 10 X 106 psi (69 GPA), with a thin rod speed of approximately 5,014 m/s.  Vertical legs, column caps, feet and horizontal supports are high purity (96% to 99%), solutionized, stress-relieved stretched and artificially aged aluminum alloy – 10 X 106 psi (69 GPA), with a thin rod speed of approximately 5,014 m/s.  Spikes and connectors are high purity (99%) titanium alloy – 15 X 106 psi (105 GPA), with a thin rod speed of approximately 5,090 m/s.  Fixed balls interfacing to filter systems are sintered tungsten carbide – 98 X 106 psi (550 GPA), with a thin rod speed of approximately 6,220 m/s. 

Please find reviews below

PXK Architecture with Black Platinum and Black Sapphire Filters  
Audiotechnique, April 2013 (PDF)

“If you crave Bugatti’s, Chateau L’Tour, tartufo bianco, Renoirs and never seeing anyone’s taillights except as you sweep past them … there is the PXK. This is something you must hear. EXTRAORDINARY”
-Dr. Sardonicus (Positive Feedback Online)

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