Curiosity can be its own drip torture when there's no chance to turn it off. Thankfully here there would be. I just had to say yes and did.

Hifistay's new Lite racks in standard and mini sizes next to the double-wide Artesanía Exoteryc rack we use in our main system.

Now look at Mr. Naiwon's precision-machined energy flow disruptors. You're a bad little vibe. You're trying to creep up this rack into the equipment. Like a horny salmon headed upstream to spawn, you'll encounter plenty of hurdles each trying to take you out.

The first is the Anti Gravity spike shoe on the floor. Its receiver dimple for the first upright's ball-tipped spike moves on three ceramic ball bearings. Another three decouple the floor ring from a body filled with a matrix of ultra-fine trapped steel spheres.

Just one device contains multiple barriers to prevent physical vibrations from crossing.

Let's say that not entirely exhausted, our industrious vibe retains enough life to make it through and get to the first cross beam. Now it can travel sideways or up.

If sideways, it encounters the first of four footers on the lowest X tier. Each footer has its own ball-bearing base and a single-bearing top that can swivel a bit to hug uneven components. Only making it through this footer can the vibe reach the component (or first its shelf if one was optioned).

If our vibe heads upward instead, it must clear a three-layer pack of bigger spheres and decoupled receiver dimple before it reaches the first upright section flush with vibration-absorbing fill. Then it all repeats for the second tier and however many you stack above it.

Naturally the same applies to any vibrations trying to travel downward into the floor. Getting in our out, this is multi-stage torture for any vibration trying to proliferate. Our Grande Inquisitor's ugly scars throb a deep purple in approval.

One obvious takeaway is that the more sensitive our gear is to floor-borne micro resonances, the higher up we want to place it on this rack. Another is modularity. Unlike our monolithic thus big and very heavy Artesanía rack, Hifistay's breaks out into individual spike-coupled tiers plus individual footers. Moving this contraption about is child's play by comparison. That could be key and a very practical consideration to anyone shopping this sector. It also means that as our systems grow or shrink, this rack will scale up or down in lockstep. Just add or remove segments. The component footers mount to sliding inserts to adapt positioning to a component. Should a component's geometry fall outside these adjustments, simply add a shelf. Should Hifistay find ways to improve their footers or your weight ratings change considerably, you can easily swap footers.

When it comes to broadband resonance attenuation for audio applications, ambitious makers may explore novel materials or combinations. GPA champion carbon fiber and sorbothane, Ansuz titanium, scandium and diamond. It's tungsten for the obviously named Tungsten Grooves, wood-sleeved titanium for SRA plus a proprietary shelf material of "soft spherical nano particles in an irregular void matrix with tiny vacuum pockets". One learns of friction dampers, constrained-layer damping, mass tuning, multiple degrees of freedom, viscoelastics, tuned resonators, mechanical grounding and more.