TOMO Overview

TOMO Overview

Tomo Racks are a unique blend of style, elegance and functionality for any audio enthusiast.  Every component has been designed and manufactured with one criteria in mind:  quality performance.  Tomo Racks offers the greatest versatility of audio equipment in the market including adjustable shelves that are de-coupled from the rack framework. The blended use of wood and machined metals have helped to enhance the overall quality performance of audio equipment allowing music to sound more open with a larger sound-stage.

First review of the Tomo Rack(2013) in wood is being evaluated by Terry London. The full review will come at a later date, but this is what he had to say;

“Tomo Racks are a unique blend of style, elegance and functionality for any audio enthusiast.  Every component has been designed and manufactured with one criteria in mind:  quality performance.  Tomo Racks offers the greatest versatility of audio equipment in the market including adjustable shelves that are de-coupled from the rack framework. The blended use of wood and machined metals have helped to enhance the overall quality performance of audio equipment allowing music to sound more open with a larger sound-stage.

As a staff reviewer for hometheaterreview.com, I  had tweaked out my reference system’s performance by using a highly regarded stand, footers and isolation platforms. This had brought the sound of my system to a very high level of sonic performance. It took about eight months of experimentation with these different devices to get the musical performance I was seeking in my listening environment. As any seasoned audiophile knows, besides personal taste, that system synergy is always a factor in anyone’s system. I had tried numerous stands and isolation devices and found that many had negative effects such as drying out the timbres, decreasing the size of the sound stage or throwing off the balance of my system by over emphasizing certain frequencies. I believed I had achieved a level of performance after this tweaking process with isolation devices that would not be bettered pragmatically for a lengthy period of time.

That period of time ended when I got in for review from Krolo Design their reference level TOMO rack, footers and amp stand. Regardless, if I used tube based or solid state gear the following changes took place:

1) The level of transparency increased allowing more micro- details to emerge effortlessly. I thought that I could not decrease the noise floor anymore in my system, but the Krolo Design pieces did dramatically.

2) The overall dynamics and speed of my system were increased which gave more PRAT to the music.

3) The lowest bass frequencies became tighter and more integrated with the lower end of the mid-range frequency range.

4) The location of individual players was more precise with an increase of air around them in a sound stage that increased in height and depth.

5) The overall tonality/timbres of the system became more organic and rich sounding.

These wonderful sonic differences were not just slight quantitative improvements, but qualitative shifts that dramatically allowed me and other listeners to relax and connect with the music in a more natural way. I invited other professional reviewers, who brought their own gear to test on the TOMO rack/footers, along with a total of six other highly regarded platforms, footers and isolation pucks to see if my experience would be validated by their ear’s. They clearly heard the differences and too believed that the Krolo Design devices had brought my system to a much higher level of musicality. The other isolation devices that they had brought over to experiment with in my system did not come close to replicating the effect of the Krolo Design gear.

As a final note the build quality, fit and finish and appearance of the TOMO stand is really at an exceptional level. Before my listeners would listen to the system they all commented on how beautiful the stand was in its appearance.”

Terry London, Staff Reviewer: hometheaterreview.com

CHICAGO AXPONA 2013 SHOW

Chicago Peace Conference Room

Mirko’s stand( see under  BMC section)

Stereophile.com about Krolo Design

AV Showrooms (the video is noted as: EnkLein, Krolo, Spiral Groove, Thrax Audio, Venture Speakers)