Calling all Panzerholz Aficionados

This marks my first journey into the Analog domain. My question is for all those who know about the engineered wood material, panzerholz. I'm a digital guy, and over in the digital section, no one seems to have discovered the virtues of panzerholz for digital audio. Hence my journey here, where panzerholz plinths abound. I have some panzerholz left over from my audio stand project and I can't quite decide how to use it. Any suggestions?

Dimensions of panzerholz left over (all 40mm thick):
1. 40" x 8.5"
2. 30" x 9.75"

My ideas:
- platform for my floorstanding loudspeakers (two 18"x15")
- platform for subwoofer (21"x18")
- platform for future additional components (29.5" x 20" (matches two of my other audio stands)

I thought about making bases to screw component circuit boards into, but I don't think I want to get into that mess. After all, my audio stand platforms will all be panzerholz, and all of my components are dampened with Dynamat (where applicable).

Anyway. Suggestions welcome.


Hello Aaron, The only place I use Panzerholz other than our plinth is the platform the two Vibraplanes sit on.

The Vibraplane plus Technics MK3 turntable is quite heavy, nearly 300 pounds. Two 20 X 24 inch pieces were all that was needed and I think it worked out well for this requirement.

That being said, I cannot confirm if Panzerholz in this position is superior to another high quality wood product as a support shelf for equipment plus Vibraplane.

The other factor here is which Panzerholz. Most people don't mention the fact there are dozens of varieties produced by the Germans. Some are produced with higher fill and epoxy and cooked at different pressures (and heat?).

Bottom line, since you already own the material I see no reason to not enjoy a project made from it.
i have a d.i.y. rack with 4 x 20mm thick Panzerholz B25 shelves, & a double-thick (40mm) top-shelf.

top-shelf supports nearly 350lbs (Vibraplane 2210 + Micro Seiki SX5000 t/t with mods, motor & HS80 flywheel).

i've not done comparisons / do not know what sonic character Panzerholz imparts, but this material seems very inert & strong (shelves do not sag unlike some "high-end" racks i've owned).