The Quadraspire Q4 Evo rack is a mainstay in our store. It's compact and elegant. It's the perfect rack for our Linn, Rega and smaller Ayre pieces. Smaller McIntosh component fit on it as well. The Evo part of the name is for the undershelf routing seen in the photos. This routing makes the shelves lighter and lower their vibration, which in turn does indeed improve the sound. We have sold older non-evo shelves sound and you can hear the difference. Pearl Audio Store rule: When building a Quadraspire rack, always put EVO shelves on top of the rack because that's where we put turntables, and turntables love low vibration surfaces.
The Q4 Evo Rack is only 15 1/2" deep, and if you get it with casters, you can easily snug it up as close to the wall as possible, then roll it out/around to work on it. We love the nice discrete look of the Q4.
The Q4 is also an excellent sounding rack. A decade ago, in year 2007, we had been a Quadraspire dealer for about 4 years when we were delighted to host a vist from Quadraspire Founder Eddie Spruit when he visted from England and toured his American dealers.
We were slightly skeptical when Eddie Spruit suggested that our Linn equipment might actually sound better on the little Q4 than our uber expensive high end Fine German German Music Machine racks with all their crazy internal resonators and rather painful to assemble suspension components. We knew these big German racks made a difference with our components because we were often putting components on/off of them and you could easily hear the improvement they made. We had about a Boxter's worth of these big German racks in the store.
When Eddie suggested this, we kind of wondered.It seemed laughable looking at it the big complex German Rack dwarfing the dainty little Quadraspire. It seemed impossible, the FGMM Rack's were 10x the cost of the Quadraspire, yet he said it to us calmly and quietly, like he already knew it. It was like Mr. Bean telling us his Mini was going to smoke a Maybach.
"Wanna hear it?" Eddie asked. "Sure!" we answered.
So...we set the little 3 shelf Quadraspire next to our Fine German Music Machine rack, moved our Linn components between them, and sure enough the little David did indeed sound better than the Goliath! Not true for everything in the store, but with Linn equipment it was undeniable.
We learned a good lesson that day, and it was that you really have to listen to a rack and equipment combination. We also learned to read the Linn documentation more closely, the part where it CLEARLY SAYS to install their equipment on LIGHT LOW MASS stands, like the Quadraspire Q4. Awww, the Scots.
The Quadraspire Q4's are built by the level - see pictures. A level includes either columns or feet. You can specify column lengths of 5.5", 7", 8.5", 10" or 12.75" and black or silver.
The Q4 Evo is priced at $219/level for standard finishes and $279/level Bamboo.
If you order a four shelf Quadraspire rack, they package price it at $799.
A top shelf Bronze Upgrade is available to improve turntable performance $299.