"In my opinion, the Samson is a big time best buy and should be on a short list of anyone looking for an equipment stand that will bring out the best of one's components. After a lot of research and experience with many other equipment stands, I decided to check out the Mapleshade products...I still had my existing stand, so I had a chance to do some A/B comparisons...Transients were sharp and clean with no change in the tonal balance. The dynamic range also seemed a bit better with the quieter passages being more quiet. Low level resolution and vocal nuances were excellent. Adding in the detached 4" maple amplifier stand I purchased at the same time, the sonics of my system surpassed what I had experienced with the prior stand- and all this for about one-quarter the cost of the hi-tech rig I was using." - Mike M.
We’ve helped lots of customers use maple platforms to isolate components from the evil-sounding resonances of flimsy MDF-and-hollow-tubing rack. But you can get even better sound—AND better picture quality—with a massively solid, really rigid rack designed from the ground up for resonance-free, maple-based vibration control. That’s how we designed the SAMSON.
Each thick maple shelf is rigidly locked between big, solid round brass nuts, threaded onto massive, 1¼" solid steel uprights locked to the floor via threaded-on Heavyfeet. Result? Every SAMSON user has been shocked by the sonic transformation. SAMSON sounds better than the most exotic welded tubing, damped layer composite, or inlaid hardwood racks costing up to $6000 (e.g., RixRacks, Zoethecus, Sound Anchor, Arcici, Billy Baggs, or Walker).
Matching the startling performance upgrade is the SAMSON’s drop-dead looks. Shelves are dramatically streaked maple, subtly beveled and gleaming with four coats of hand-rubbed lacquer. Nickel or black colored uprights accent the highly polished brass nuts and footers. Infinitely adjustable shelves accommodate equipment changes. 30-day money back.