In 2005, after completing his studies in Bochum and Duisburg, company founder Dirk Rüdell developed the basic energy absorption concept using thixotropic, flexible materials.

Taking into account the specific properties of different materials such as wood, metal, glass and elastomers, the laboratory chemistry graduate and music-lover designed his first platforms for high-quality audio components – originally for personal use.

Given the significant positive effects on sound quality that were achieved by using these self-developed platforms in multiple tests of various system setups, Dirk Rüdell recognized the commercial potential of such supple­mentary audio­phile compo­nents. This led him to found THIXAR in 2009.


THIXAR products are “Made in Germany”. In cooperation with established, highly specialized local suppliers of individual components, our products are manufactured in Düsseldorf to the strictest quality standards. THIXAR products are available to discerning stereo enthusiasts worldwide via a network of dedicated distributors.

THIXAR components have an excellent reputation in the high-end community. Our racks and platforms are thus used regularly at audio shows, for example, by the most renowned companies.

THIXAR feet and THIXAR dampers are used by high-end manufacturers to optimize the performance of their equipment.

THIXAR recently developed specific platforms for Swiss manufacturer darTZeel. The result is that the company’s supreme components now have a perfect basis on which their fantastic potential can be fully harnessed.


Peace in the listening room. And a heavenly pleasure for the audiophile!


Thixar designs and manufacturers an exquisite range of passive decoupling- and damping platforms, hi-fi racks and related accessories using a gel-based proprietary damping technology.

Their hi-fi racks offer decoupling of all components within the rack, thereby reducing the impact of vibrations from nearby equipment.

THIXAR racks, platforms and dampers are, in every respect, a great addition to any living space. Their neutral, modern design is a perfect fit with many interior styles and component designs.

This combination of empirical research, robust effectiveness, meticulous manufacture and timeless design makes for a perfect listening experience. The audio equipment operates undisturbed and the listener finds peace.


In order to harness the full potential of high-end audio equipment, it is necessary to reduce vibrations across as broad a frequency range as possible. If only individual frequencies or narrow ranges are subjected to damping, this results in the sound being adversely affected and coloured. This is referred to as overdamping. THIXAR products avoid this kind of aberration by virtue of their fundamental design principle.

All THIXAR components are based on AVC technology – Adaptive Vibration Control. In principle, any material, any technology and any design can be very effective at absorbing or preventing vibrations in a particular frequency range. But it is only with the right combination of selected materials and technical solutions that the aim of broad-band vibration damping can be achieved for any application or any end product. The resulting positive effects on sound quality are not only clearly perceptible to the human ear but can also be unequivocally verified through measurements.

The stand-out unique selling point of THIXAR products is a special gel which possesses ideal isolation and absorption properties thanks to its chemical bonds. Moreover, thixotropy* causes vibration energy to be absorbed by the gel. The raw materials used for this gel are determined experimentally and allow optimal adjustments to be made for the different THIXAR products and their respective requirements profiles. In order to ensure that the properties remain constant over many years, we pay particular attention to the long-term stability of this unique gel.


Product range: An exquisite range of passive decoupling- and damping platforms, hi-fi racks and related accessories using a gel-based proprietary damping technology.

Focus: Support for all types of audio equipment and loudspeakers

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