If you’ve recently spent thousands upon thousands of dollars for an amazing home stereo system, perhaps an additional $650 won’t seem like a lot, although it would be $650 for a piece of wood that is. This piece of wood by Japanese home stereo company Kripton is said to help reduce vibrations coming out of your equipment, which at the same time improves the performance. It is also said to minimize electromagnetic noise.

The Kripton AB-3200, which is pictured above, comes weighing in at a hefty 33 lbs and can support gear up to about 330 lbs. It’s priced at ¥35,700, about $442. The bigger and more substantial AB-5200 weighs in at 52 lbs and will set you back ¥52,500 ($650). Both models are made from natural woods which include teak and rosewood, with a dense MDF wood substrate providing the heft and stability, and will be available in both black and natural finish.

We have no way of knowing if this $650 piece of wood will actually improve your speaker systems but we’re guessing audiophiles should be more familiar with this issue, and to be fair this does seem like an audiophile accessory.

Filed in Audio. Read more about Japan and Speakers.

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