Audio furniture has an additional design requirement beyond ordinary furniture. Audio equipment is highly susceptible to vibration, is often very heavy, and requires access in a way that books and other objects do not. An expensive turntable placed on a resonant console can be rendered worthless, from a performance standpoint. OMA's designs take vibration isolation into account, while offering an aesthetic that goes beyond function.
Our two rack system models follow different approaches.
Our slate racks are mass loaded designs. They utilize the unique properties of slate as a non crystalline stone to damp and dissipate vibration. Slate racks are custom made as per your specifications, i.e. number of shelves, dimensions etc.
Our new modular system uses cast upright members in aluminum, iron or bronze. The shelves float on vibration isolating elastomers, effectively isolating any floor borne vibration from your audio equipment. The modular system can be customized to any length, with any wood, slate, glass or other shelving material.
The OMA rack is 34" high, max. 22" width (at the base) and can be any length. Standard length shelves come in 3, 4 and 5 foot models- all are 18.5" in depth. The distance between shelves is 13.75". A 3' model would have a total length of approx. 39", for example.