Each shelf is a triple, constrained layer damped sandwich consisting of a top plate of Kerrock® and a bottom layer of compressed high-density MDF, joined by a thin, non-resonant layer of sticky, black, highly viscous bitumen for optimal resonance control and mechanical damping. Kerrock® is a non-porous, homogeneous material, composed of one-third acrylic resin (also known as polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA), and two-thirds natural minerals.
The sandwich construction dissipates vibration by absorbing kinetic energy and converting it into low-grade frictional heat effectively and harmlessly. Because of its high molecular density, the Bitumen layer has energy-absorbing properties roughly equivalent to adding an MDF layer of three times its thickness. The differences in thickness and resonant characteristics of the three layers ensure audibly superior damping of vibration.
The Gryphon StandArt shelf is specifically designed as a dedicated isolation platform for the most vibration-sensitive components (turntables, tube electronics, CD players, etc.) to quash micro-vibrations from sensitive audio and video components, enhancing the performance of even the finest home entertainment systems in such crucial areas as image focus, spatial definition, bass clarity and dynamics.
The Gryphon StandArt aluminium columns, available in three different heights (548mm, 800mm and 1124mm) are filled with a custom blend of oven-dried sand-particles to improve the overall performance of the Gryphon StandArt hi fi furniture and each product placed in the Gryphon StandArt hi fi furniture.
The system is mechanically grounded through the dual-layer Gryphon Black Spike ST for optimal grounding and release of all inappropriate and harmful resonances which typically smear the sound and create distortion. The clearly audible result with the Gryphon Foundation is an extraordinary low noise floor.
The Gryphon StandArt is conscientiously designed for maximum utility with classic, handsome Gryphon aesthetics at no compromise in stability and rigidity.
The Gryphon StandArt sounds just as good as it looks.