MANUKA | MR
Reference HiFi Rack
The Manuka MR Reference HiFi Rack range by Montaudio is a modular, highly sophisticated HiFi rack system, with innovative multi-directional vibration dampening and control structures incorporated within its luxurious Walnut and Birch wood shelves and heavyweight dampened solid stainless-steel legs.
Central to Manuka MR’s outstanding vibration dampening prowess is the novel Montaudio Vibration Isolation Pillar (MVIP) design, where the centre of each shelve features a pattern of proprietary machined stepped-honeycomb pillars in varying heights, giving rise to its namesake. When paired during use with the in-house Tongariro TR or Rangitoto R1 isolation dampeners, vibration emanating from the centre of the equipment meets the Walnut top layer of the MVIP, which are air-gapped from the surrounding top layer of the shelf, forcing the vibration to travel down the pillar into the premium Birch plywood layer and dissipating its energy at the boundary and lower layers. The design is similarly effective at dissipating airborne vibration energy from loud music, isolating the equipment from external disturbances.
Another innovative design is the Montaudio Isolation Pod (MPOD), which sits at the corners of each shelf providing a secure-yet-dampened connection to each foot via its stainless-walnut-stainless steel sandwich design. Featuring an extra-deep crater, it is part of the in-house designed Montaudio Secure Fit (MSEC) system where the elegant elongated tapered spike on each feet mates perfectly with MPOD, forming a highly secure connection between the shelves. The MSEC also features a hidden rotating collar within each leg to enable precision height adjustment for each tapered spike, ensuring a perfect balance of fit and aesthetics.
Fully compatible with MSEC, the proprietary triple elastomer-ringed solid stainless-steel feet ensures a dampened connection to the floor. A choice of 170mm, 220mm, 270mm or 320mm leg packs in elegant satin finish are available for shelf height customisation, whilst each luxurious Walnut and Birch wood shelf are generously sized at 650mm by 550mm, with a thickness of 42mm to handle the heaviest of equipment at up to 100kg on each shelf.
Solid, Spacious, Splendid – be awed by its ingenious beauty.
Type: Manuka MR Reference HiFi Rack
Hardware: Unibody Solid Stainless-Steel + Solid Walnut Wood
Shelf Construction: Solid Walnut Wood + Birch Wood Sandwich
Board Outer Dia.: 650 x 550 x 42mm (W x H x D)
Shelf Sustainability: 100 kg / each. Max 4 Tiers
Packaging: 1 Tier / package
STEWART | SR
Reference Speaker Cables
Stewart Island, known as Rakiura by New Zealand’s Māori natives, meaning Glowing Skies, is the third-largest island in the country and the most southernly populated. Famous as a destination for observing the Southern Lights - the Aurora Australis, the sky is lit with moving green and pink hues on the horizon against a backdrop of dancing green veil, drawing gasps of awe from every spectator.
The Stewart SR Reference Speaker Cable has been designed to draw a similar response from every listener via our most sophisticated design yet. Based on a symmetrical architecture, four bundles of conductors are dedicated to High-Mid & Low frequencies.
Premium Conductors and Formulations
The High-Mid bundle employs ultra-premium Monocrystalline Silver strands in combination with Monocrystalline Copper strands, carefully formulated to achieve a high homogeneity for pristine & smooth tonal delivery. Dedicated Low frequency bundle employs Long Crystalline Oxygen Free Copper strands in a multi-core design for tight & voluminous bass. All conductors are insulated with high-quality Polyethylene PE dielectric and filled with air-tubes.
In-House Developed Connectors
Leaving no stone unturned, the Stewart SR are factory terminated with in-house designed & developed connectors, with a selection of BFA Banana and Spade connectors on each end. Meticulously designed from scratch, everything from mould-making, bend-angle adjustment, final finishes to the testing of these connectors were all conducted under supervision. Fabricated from a single solid piece of Pure Red Copper with 24K Nickle-Free Gold-Plated, the Connectors are covered by brass and natural walnut wood housing, with both the brass case and screws also plated in 24K Gold.
Optimized signal contact with vibration-reduced cable-connector Termination
Extensive efforts have gone in to optimally preserve the highly engineered conductor crystalline structure, where the designers have chosen to depart from the norms of soldering conductors to connectors. Instead, an in-house designed and developed connector is cold-welded to the conductor through an in-house process, which holds the conductor to the connector without the use of solder. This process avoids any use of solder which alters the crystalline structure of the conductor through high temperature, as well as avoiding added impurities in the solder which are both detrimental to the sound signature.
Additionally, the connector, made of high-quality brass, is paired with 24K Gold-plated steel screws and custom dampeners which spreads the holding force over a large contact area. This ensure both a secure and uniform contact even as the cables are subjected to equipment vibrations. The net effect is an uplift in clarity and separation worthy of its Reference Range status.
Mixed Connector Configuration Available
We understand every system may require a different connection. Therefore, the Stewart SR can be custom made into Spade connectors, BFA Bananas connectors, or a duo of BFA Bananas and Spade connectors on each end. The user is also able to decide between full-range or bi-wiring on either end of the cable without further modification, as most speakers and amplifiers will accommodate at least one of these options.
Bold, Brilliant, Beautiful – prepare to be awestruck.
Cable Type: Stewart SR Reference Speaker Cable
Metal: Monocrystal Silver + Monocrystal Copper + LC-OFC
Metal Diameter: 10AWG
Dielectric: Polyethylene PE Dielectric on Main Conductors + PE AirTube
Terminations: Double Bi-wire, Single Bi-wire or Full Range
Connectors: Pure Red Copper + 24K Nickel-Free Gold-Plated Spade or BFA Banana
Connector Housing: Solid Natural Walnut Wood + 24K Gold-Plated Brass
Jacket: Black / Blue Braided
Outer Diameter: 20 mm
Lengths: 3.0M or Custom Length