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Help me get a Hi Fi Rack!

Discussion in 'AV Stands, Cabinets, Seating & Furniture' started by Unlight, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. Unlight

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    Hi there,

    Im looking for a nice hi fi rack for my new hi fi setup -

    I need shelves for the following :

    CD player
    Amp
    Turntable

    And probably best to have a couple of shelves free "just in case"!

    Can anyone recommend me one?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Zone

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    Ever thought about a diy Flexirack? If you are even moderately competent with a drill and jigsaw then it could be the perfect solution!
     
  3. Unlight

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    Myself and drills/jigsaws would be better left unacquinted - im bloody awful at things like that..

    Any other suggestions?
     
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    I also need a new rack, as my existing rack (Jamo Tripos) is too wobbly.
    Best solution wrt sonic improvement?
    I think that would be getting three trays (each slightly wider and longer than the component and quite shallow, say 3 inches deep).
    Now get some sterile sand from Early Learning Center.
    Bake the sand in the oven to dry it out.
    Now fill the trays with the sand, level to nearly the top.
    Place components on top of each "sand tray".
    Excellent isolation should give great results (might be a bit messy and won't look that amazing though).
     
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    Don't know whether you're looking for price, looks, function or performance. So here's some thoughts. I've had lots of racks over the years from steel to composite materials. Most racks are steel and glass simply because these look nice and are relitively cheap and easy to manufacture. If this is your poison (looks) then Atacama are a good bet, also check out Futureglass, these address resonace issues (which is a good thing to do) more expensive but probably one of the better metal glass combos. I would recommend using these with RDC cones, which are very very good. It is easy to buy these on line, here are a few links: http://www.clearlight-audio.com (manufactures web site), buy on line at; http://www.hificables.co.uk or https://www.audiophilecandy.com/results.asp?dbfield=All&dbsearch=rdc

    The best rack that I've come across and currently use is the Clearlight RDC Aspekt Rack, which isn't cheap at £550, but on a pure audiophile level really good. Its for the hard core as only 3 or 4 shelf versions are available but the results are really good.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Racks and Isolation are all important in any set up.

    Audiophile Base racks get fantastic reviews and are "well worth the money" - audiophilebase.com - see News. Every year 5 Stars and now acclaimed as the best rack ever.

    Clearlight Audio racks are now available in the UK again, ask your dealer to contact capitis.net for a special order - they both look and work brilliant.

    And for those that need isolation Clearlight cones are also available via your local dealer or online at www.MattsHiFi.co.uk. hear the difference.

    NEW: Clearlight Audio release 4 legged rack to UK market.
     
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  7. The_1_And_Only

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    I like the look of this in how you can basically create your own stand in having how many tiers you want and what finish you want on the stand.

    If you scroll down you can see the different finishes you can have.

    http://www.creative-audio.co.uk/OPTIMUM_PREL_alt.htm
     
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    I like the look of these stands but does anyone know where to source parts from?
     

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