ORDER AND COMPOSURE!
Hi-fi-racks are nearly the only things where a lack of character is not only tolerated but in fact required. It might sound strange, but the Pagode HD03 Edition MK II is a true master of this art.
The Pagode system doesn’t add even the slightest bit of character to the components it holds, but rather provides perfect foundations for amplifiers and sources to shine as bright as possible. Of course, this doesn’t become apparent until transferring them from any other rack onto the Edition. I found that the MK II ensured incomparable order and depth in the sonic image. Voices stood out clearer from the background and deep bass frequencies growled gnarlier, tighter and drier. … Such a sophisticated system, so intelligently designed and intricately crafted down to the tiniest details, of course comes at a cost.
However, considering its performance credentials, the price is thoroughly justified and it wouldn’t be too much to say that anyone who has not heard their components on the Pagode Edition MK II doesn’t actually know how great they can sound!