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Equipment Isolation

Discussion in 'AV Stands, Cabinets, Seating & Furniture' started by digisocialist, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. digisocialist

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    NAD 522 Turntable - 442(w) x 116(h) x354(d)
    Denon 2910 - 434(w) x 101(h) x322(d)
    Denon 3805 - 434(w) x 171(h) x429(d)

    Available Space (approx): - 700(w) x 710(h) x600(d)

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    A Rack with 2 shelves. 1st Shelf at least 171mm from base to accomodate 3805 underneath it. A gap of 101 between 1st & 2nd shelf to accomodate DVD. Turntable to sit on top shelf. A rack with 3 shelves may be an option for taking the Xbox/Freeview etc at a later stage.

    Second option would be to consider mounting the kit on top of each other... would people do this? Can you get isolation feet to seperate kit?

    My problem is that I can't seem to find any AV rack small enough to go in the space I have available (which is on top of a unit - see picture), even though the equipment I will be housing will more than fit into the space I have. All racks seem to be made for floor standing and not sitting on a unit as I already have.

    Anybody got any suggestions?

    The square drawn in the right of the attached pic is where the AV kit will be. The drawn in pieces to the left represent where a mini ITX PC currently sits.
     

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  2. SamirP

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  3. eviljohn2

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    Can't you put shelves up? They'd easily take the weight of the equipment you're considering and I think would look better.

    Otherwise, you could adapt the Flexi-rack and make DIY one yourself without too much trouble. :)
     
  4. digisocialist

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    Great idea's guy's.

    SamirP.. I would love to have the NAD TT seperate but space is at a premium..hence I need to consider it in a tower configuration as much as any other. That said, if I can position it to the side..I will.

    Evil... Shelves would probably be the best aesthetically, I'm just crap at DIY. I'll look into it though, it's definately an option.
     
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    Digi, I have a TARGET shelf you could have I have just bought a Qaudraspire unit ! PM me .......Jim
     
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    Why don't you re-configure the Argos rack in this link http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172475&page=3&pp=15

    if the comment 'I second the "just buy two" option - you can just screw on the extra shelf and use the remaining bits as a coffee table somewhere else!' is correct then you could probably lose a shelf or reconfigure with the top of the unit acting as the bottom shelf

    Steve
     
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    I called Argos about this rack and they couldn't tell me whether I could loose the top shelf i.e the posts may be solid. However, it is only 1cm bigger than the space it would go into and I may get away with loosing the feet.... great idea. I need to find out from dl3 if it can be taken apart.
     
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    Optimum prelude 3000 will fit and when ordering specify 180mm poles and 120mm poles it would be 610 wide, 520 deep, and 516 high when T/t is on top. optional extra shelves can be ordered later.
    £250 with 6mm glass
    £350 with 10mm glass
    www.optimum2000.com
     
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    I can highly recommend the Atacama Equinox racks. I shopped about and got the base module and single shelf module for £330, saving about £120.

    Audio T are selling an identicle rack but for some £100 cheaper. Not sure who makes it but it is absolutely identicle but welded tubular steel that doesnt come apart like the Atacama.
     

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