Displayed in the 2020 Florida Audio Expo and mentioned by Stereophile and Part-timeAudiophile
Ascensio III/IV/V A 3, 4, or 5 shelf audio rack made from the finest domestic and exotic hardwoods.
My father has been into audio his entire life. Until recently, I never took on his interest, as I've been occupied with handcrafting high-end wood furniture for local and international clients for the past years. One evening though, he suggested I look into making audio racks for his clients. He keyed me in on the importance of resonances, damping and why isolating gear to avoid unwanted micro-noise is so essential. I said I'd look into it, but as my background is mostly in contemporary and modern furniture, I wasn't sure what would come of this. However, after much design work and a few prototypes, I came up with the Ascensio. Named so, because it may well be my ascent into the world of audio. In a word, it's simply solid.
And that's what I love about it. Of all the prototype designs, this one moves the least, and holds the most. It's a beautifully uncomplicated design, made to hold several hundred pounds on each shelf.
The Ascensio is available in a variety of wood species, and a couple well-chosen finishes. I'm also able to acquire certain exotic or figured woods, on a case-by-case basis, so please contact me directly if you're looking for something special.
The standard Ascensio rack consists of
- 20" x 20" shelving
- ebonized maple uprights
- blackened steel bolts
- padded furniture feet
Each audio rack is built individually for the client, so the shelf spacing is built to your specifications.
Order ships free of charge within the continental U.S.
The Ascensio starts at $1,800 for a 3-shelf, $1,900 for a 4-shelf, and $2,050 for a 5-shelf
Everything that comes out of my shop is touched only by me. I consider it the best quality control, and I've always wanted to keep it that way. If you have any questions about my process, the Ascensio, or a custom order, please feel free to get in touch.
More information, including pictures of wood samples and finishes can be found at stewartlang.com Pictured: Ascensio V, in bleached maple, with ebonized maple uprights