Race to the Grand Prix

Knowing something about race car driving won't get you a good system in and of itself, but it will help you understand the genesis of the names of Alvin Lloyd's Grand Prix Audio's attractive equipment isolation racks. New is their Woodcote line, the company's first line of wooden racks. Made of true hardwood—no MDF here—the four-shelf cherry model with decoupled shelves costs $4495, and walnut, curly maple, and custom woods are also available.

The Silverstone, named for the Formula 1 racetrack in the UK, is Grand Prix's new four-post model. The entry level Silverstone costs $11,500, while the model used in the Zanden room, the SF1-44-4 with four shelves and apex feet, goes for $22,995. Carbon-fiber shelves are on the horizon.