We have teamed up with our friends at Lateral Audio Stands to bring you a fantastic competition for a chance to win a four-tier LAS-9 Cadenz equipment support worth £920.
Our editor, Alan Sircom reviewed the LAS-9 Cadenz equipment support in Hi-Fi+ issue 199 where he wrote, “At first glance, LAS-9 Cadenz is very much the traditional modular equipment stand.” But, he pointed out, “Looks can be deceptive, however. There are a lot of clever techniques used to help dissipate vibrational energy.
Those uprights, for example, are not simply well-finished tubes, but end with a Delrin cap to reduce any hysteresis effects those uprights might introduce. Then, if you flip over one of the platforms, a pattern that Lateral calls its ‘Dissipation Array’ is cut deep into the underside of the board itself effectively ‘wicks’ vibrational energy away from the device that sits on the platform.” This makes the LAS-9 Cadenz a perfect support for a huge range of audio equipment, including turntables and tube amplifiers.
Alan went on to say, “Lateral brings the innate character of the equipment to the fore. If there is a tonal ‘signature’ it is an open, clear midband precision. The Lateral LAS- 9 Cadenz also digs deep into the bass, but there is no sense of enforcing a rhythm or emphasising the upper bass to simulate or enhance timing effects; the LAS-9 Cadenz is far too honest for that.”
He concluded by saying, “I can’t help but feel the Lateral LAS-9 Cadenz should be one of the main ‘go to’ equipment stands for those who want to extract more of the performance of their equipment without necessarily opting for additional platforms, cones, or blobs (although users of such things get a Cadenz benefit, too).“
What is the pattern cut into the underside of a Lateral Audio Stands LAS-9 Cadenz platform called?
A. Dispersion Alley
B. Diffraction Alcove
C. Dissipation Array
To answer, please visit the Lateral Audio Stands dedicated competition page at www.lateralaudiostands.co.uk/Hi-Fi+200Competition.html. Alternatively, send your answer on a postcard (including your name, address, and contact details) to LAS-9 Cadenz Competition Competition, Unit 16, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE16 1RU, United Kingdom.
The competition will run from October 7th 2021 until December 9th 2021. The competition is open to everyone, but multiple, automated or bulk entries will be disqualified. The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries, will be contacted via email (where possible) and their name will be published in the magazine. The Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Absolute Multimedia (UK) Ltd. is compliant with the Data Protection Act and UK laws apply. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent.