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Searching for a new rack to fit all of these components...

Discussion in 'AV Stands, Cabinets, Seating & Furniture' started by rags, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. rags

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    I really need some help/advice with this. I am currently in the process of buying a new RPTV (hopefully a Sony 50SX300). My centre speaker which currently rests on top of my existing CRT television will have to be moved into the AV rack below as the the Sony RPTV has quite a slim top profile. Anyway to cut a long story short I need a new rack as my existing Stands Unique unit will not be able to accomodate it. I have searched high and low for a suitable unit but to no avail. I am hoping that you guys know of something that will do the trick (on a reasonable budget) or can send me in the right direction to achieve a reaonable solution.

    My current components and their dimensions (in centimetres) are -


    ----------------Power Amp----Processor--DVD----SKY+ Box--Centre Speaker

    Height------------19.4----------14.9------9.0-------9.0------------27.7
    Width-------------43.8----------43.8------43.0------43.0----------48.6
    Depth-------------50.8----------40.6------28.0------28.0----------28.7

    Because of the size of the TV, the rack cant be too high - so I am thinking get a wide one with the arrangement pictured below. I have also thought about the IKEA Oppli but it wont take all the components listed above.

    Any ideas, info, links etc would be appreciated


    Thanks
     
  2. rags

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    Pic of hopeful solution (not to scale and components can be moved around) -
     

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    Have you looked at the optimun sute, they do various sizes, soory haven't got the link to hand. Plus they are in glass and you can choose your own style of legs, heights etc.

    Edit found link

    Optimum
     
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    Rags, as you're in London how about going to HiFi Care in Tottenham Court Road? They've got just about every rack in existence either on show/in stock or in their catalogues. I've bought from them several times and I assure you they're much more knowledgeable than the usual run of slick salespeople up and down that street.
     
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    I have been few similar trials...... actually mine is even worse since I have mostly 19 inch separates. What I basically concluded is that there is nothing really suitable at sensible money. Basically anything that is going to be wide enough for everything isnt deep enough or vice versa..... Ive got a custom rack all designed to fit me with a pile of spare (thanks to Taz). Unfortunately that too seems problematic...... custom cabinet makers are quoting me above £1k and as high as £1500 :(

    all the best

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    If you want a custom/bespoke cabinet made, I would go along to a local college. Assuming they teach joinery and get one of the students to make it as part of their coursework, speak to the tutor.

    All you will have to do is supply the material, I wanted something similar a few years ago, this was suggested to me by a friend who had just started a joinery course.

    Alot cheaper than £1K and certainly worth a try.
     
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  8. rags

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    Supra - Tried Optimum but they are not wide enough.

    Bernard - Ill give HI FI care a call. Im assuming they are expensive.

    Buns - I got quotes for custom cabinets and they ranged from £2300 to £2900 :suicide: No way hose. May look into Supra college idea but sounds like a long shot.

    Marck - my dealer mentioned futureglass - look very nice but at about £1k too expensive for me at this stage. Also not long enough.

    Guys I have one more idea. Sell my Nautilus 805's and rebuy some M&K SS150's and wall mount them. The centre would be mounted above the TV with a tilt bracket pointing it downwards. I have redrawn the picture below and this allows me to keep my existing Stands Unique rack. Is this a massive compromise and will the centre speaker sound ok up there ?
     

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    To give you guys an idea im attaching a pic of my current set up -

    Once again cheers for the input. Is there any way to wall mount the Nautilus centre and get it firing downwards ?
     

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    Shiv

    You could probably wall mount the nautilus centre....just buy a tilting speaker bracket. Trouble is, I don't think it will look very good:(

    What components won't fit the oppli? Is it the power amp?
     
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    I think the Nautlus centre and the Power amp wont fit the Oppli but not sure tbh.

    Any links to good speaker brackets ?
     
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    The oppli can of course be adjusted from what you see on the ikea site..... have a look for MrAnderson69's posts (i think the name is right) who stuck 2 opplis together to his own config.....

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    rafs, have you looked at Kuban's cabients? not crazy prices but the widest one they do can be custom made IIRC. i looked into one myself but the wife said no, hence me having to stick with a 52 instead of 51 poweramp:mad:
     
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    DTS boy - do you have any links to prices / info etc. If not can you please give me and indication of price. Went to the Kuban site and apart from a couple of pics there not much else. Look great and may just be what I want . :)
     
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    I used the Apollo Mezo Soprano system which you can buy with differing shelf spacer heights.

    http://www.apollohifi.co.uk/pdf/mezzosop.pdf

    As per my pic below I got a 4 shelf system

    1st shelf
    Denon 3802 amp with Zektor HDS4.2 on top & to the side Tivo with LCD TV Media box on top and NTL digital box on top of that

    2nd shelf
    Denon 2200 dvd player & Marantz CD 6000K1 Sig cd player.

    3rd Shelf Mission 78 centre

    4th shelf LCD TV

    It's the only system I could find that would hold all my kit.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Chris
     
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    Sorry forgot to add pic above

    Regards,

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    the site is a bit useless really isn't it? the one that would be suitable for you is around £750 i think, check with a sevenoaks store as thats where i saw them. they do one with a plasma lift in as well, very tasty - just don't ask the price!:eek:
     

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