Buliding your own Hi-Fi rack.

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  1. DJWillis

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    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?
     
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    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
     
  3. DJWillis

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    ReTrO, thanks.

    I'll give the seach another go, I did not turn up much last time.
     
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    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
     
  5. DJWillis

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    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?
     
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    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. :/
     
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    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 ;).
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    The hardest part for me was spinning all those nuts down the threaded rods. Nightmare! :mad:

    Still it looks great now. :D
     
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    You'll find a range of threaded rods (including stainless) at www.allfix.co.uk
     
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    can the threaded rods be cut to length or does that bugger up the thread
     
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    Screw a nut onto the thread before cutting then asyou unscrew the nut it will clean the thread.
     

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