Buliding your own Hi-Fi rack.

DJWillis

Member
Hi All,

I am considering building one of these http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/flexye.html.

I built something similar a few years back however I am interested in vibration dampening and people’s ideas on what’s best as I can't find the Noise Killer product they recommend for love nor money. Would the fibre noise dampening stuff used for custom PC cases be any good or is it a whole different ball game?

It looks a doodle to build but if anybody has made one how easy was it? Hint: I am ham fisted and no craftsman.

Also, does anybody have other like for DIY projects like this?
 

ReTrO

Well-known Member
Many of us here at AV Forums have built stands inspired by the TNT flexy rack/stand. I would give you more info now but I'm a bit busy getting ready for Uni.

If you run a search in the DIY forum you should find loads of posts about home made stands.

Rik
 

Guest
Talking of custom builds.

I have just made some custom built speaker stands for a pair of 'long-time borrowed' Dynaudio studio monitors.
MDF plinths 2x2 timber frame (x4) 2 rubber mats, 6 rubber door stops, Stainable/paintable sealer & black paint...Cunningly hidden in the base area are some 10KG plates (resting on rubber mats)

Absurdly sturdy & cost about £30.00 for the pair to make...

It's surprising what you can do after a trip to your local DIY/Carpet
retailer !...(i sound like a broken record)

Have a go at making your rack mate....

Adzman
 

DJWillis

Member
Originally posted by Adzman
Have a go at making your rack mate....

Just as I plan to, Saturday = B&Q day I think ;).

One question though, sound/vibration damping? What would people recommend? Any type of rubber 'mat' or sheet?
 

Bapapapa

Standard Member
Dj - Flexys are a piece of proverbial mate, I built a TV one which carries my 75kg Sony & a 17kg centre speaker - and a seperate rack for my hifi/av gear..

The hardest job is actually getting hold of the threaded rods. :/
 

DJWillis

Member
Originally posted by Bapapapa
The hardest job is actually getting hold of the threaded rods. :/

Thanks Baps, normal haunts out of action ;). Where did you find the rods in the end? Is B&Q a safe bet?

God only knows where I will get them turned for the spikes. That could be fun. Just finishing off my drawings for a slightly custom version of the design ;).
 

Bapapapa

Standard Member
Originally posted by DJWillis
Thanks Baps, normal haunts out of action ;). Where did you find the rods in the end? Is B&Q a safe bet?

God only knows where I will get them turned for the spikes. That could be fun. Just finishing off my drawings for a slightly custom version of the design ;).
B&Q only sell rods upto 12mm, which is actually fine for a hifi rack, but if you're gonna build a TV one then you need at least 1/2", ideally 3/4" - try Focus Do It All for those...

Turning for spikes..? :eek: Now you are getting flash.. :D

I just used lammy floor protecting deep cups with teflon bottoms from B&Q which are supposed to be used for chairs & heavy furniture and just sat the rods in those. Bonus having the teflon bottom as the racks slide in and out for easy access.. :devil:

If you need more ideas/inspiration run searches in the DIY sections over at www.hometheaterforum.com & www.hometheatertalk.com
 

DJWillis

Member
I built it :D.

It was actualy a doodle to put together after a trip to B&Q.

The longest part by far will be getting some type of finish on the MDF.

I will post some pic's when I find the DigiCam but other then needing a drill-press to even hope to do a proper job of the holes it was much too easy ;).

Baps, I did not bother with spikes in the end, just used cap nuts and there quite good for glideing over the floor.
 

Boink!

Active Member
The hardest part for me was spinning all those nuts down the threaded rods. Nightmare! :mad:

Still it looks great now. :D
 

Messiah

Well-known Member
Screw a nut onto the thread before cutting then asyou unscrew the nut it will clean the thread.
 

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