+ Reply to Thread
Page 11 of 11 FirstFirst ... 91011
Results 101 to 107 of 107

Thread: Equipment racks - is the cost justifiable?

  1. #101
    Join Date: Nov 2013

    Location: HAMPSTEAD

    Posts: 1,158
    I'm brian.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Cheers Marco, a wall shelf is something I have considered, as my rack sits on carpeted floorboards. I've no doubt I would hear some real benefit

    That is a very good looking shelf! But it would have to be black, or it would stick out like a sore thumb. Remember this is our lounge, not a listening room, unfortunately, And the deck (with its cover) has a very large footprint, and those two requirements combined effectively double the cost. But you've planted the seed now, and i can't unsee it, damn you!
    Yeah, he s got me thinking as well ?, would have to be on me 1 solid wall though otherwise could see it all going nipples up

  2. #102
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 45,842
    I'm Geoff.

    Default

    It may go against the grain for many, but the cheap, clip together plastic shelving units have their place. They are usually made from an ABS type material and have the unique benefit of ultra low energy storage. I use a sturdy wall mounted shelf for the TT and a steel stand for amplifiers etc., but find a plastic shelving unit works fine for CD players and DACs. I do put meaty Sorbothane pads under the component feet though. It works!

    (and I don't care about the looks )
    Repeat after me 'I must not look on ebay! I must not look on ebay! I must not look on ebay! I must not look on ebay!

  3. #103
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 76,667
    I'm Grant.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Cheers Marco, a wall shelf is something I have considered, as my rack sits on carpeted floorboards. I've no doubt I would hear some real benefit

    That is a very good looking shelf! But it would have to be black, or it would stick out like a sore thumb. Remember this is our lounge, not a listening room, unfortunately, And the deck (with its cover) has a very large footprint, and those two requirements combined effectively double the cost. But you've planted the seed now, and i can't unsee it, damn you!
    make sure its a sound, solid wall tho. if the wall has, say an internal staircase attached it might not be suitable as well.
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  4. #104
    Join Date: Jun 2014

    Location: Chorley Lancs

    Posts: 8,029
    I'm Steve.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    It may go against the grain for many, but the cheap, clip together plastic shelving units have their place. They are usually made from an ABS type material and have the unique benefit of ultra low energy storage. I use a sturdy wall mounted shelf for the TT and a steel stand for amplifiers etc., but find a plastic shelving unit works fine for CD players and DACs. I do put meaty Sorbothane pads under the component feet though. It works!

    (and I don't care about the looks )
    No, me neither, but you know what women can be like. Don't mind it sounding shit as long as it looks good. Bit like me and my singing. I'd have been out on my ear long ago if I weren't so damned good looking
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated. Audion Silver Night 300b stereo is enjoying a holiday
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

  5. #105
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 76,667
    I'm Grant.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    No, me neither, but you know what women can be like. Don't mind it sounding shit as long as it looks good. Bit like me and my singing. I'd have been out on my ear long ago if I weren't so damned good looking
    Lucky you, I had to get by with my singing
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  6. #106
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

    Posts: 104,309
    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Cheers Marco, a wall shelf is something I have considered, as my rack sits on carpeted floorboards. I've no doubt I would hear some real benefit

    That is a very good looking shelf! But it would have to be black, or it would stick out like a sore thumb. Remember this is our lounge, not a listening room, unfortunately, And the deck (with its cover) has a very large footprint, and those two requirements combined effectively double the cost. But you've planted the seed now, and i can't unsee it, damn you!
    Apologies for the late reply... Well, I think they also do them in black, but best to check

    And yes, you really need a solid wall and for it to be fixed super-securely. I got DarrenHW (of this parish) to fit mine, as he's a builder and did a superb job of it, far better than the dog's dinner I'd have made of it! You're handy though, so I'm sure you'd be fine.

    Follow the thread here (post 10 is particularly useful):https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...ble+wall+shelf ] and you'll be able to read what he secured it with (Thunderbolt fasteners). However, in terms of isolating any turntable from the effects of its surrounding environment, and maximising sonics, a well-designed and solid wall shelf, IME, has no equals

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

  7. #107
    Join Date: Jun 2014

    Location: Chorley Lancs

    Posts: 8,029
    I'm Steve.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Apologies for the late reply... Well, I think they also do them in black, but best to check

    And yes, you really need a solid wall and for it to be fixed super-securely. I got DarrenHW (of this parish) to fit mine, as he's a builder and did a superb job of it, far better than the dog's dinner I'd have made of it! You're handy though, so I'm sure you'd be fine.

    Follow the thread here (post 10 is particularly useful):https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...ble+wall+shelf ] and you'll be able to read what he secured it with (Thunderbolt fasteners). However, in terms of isolating any turntable from the effects of its surrounding environment, and maximising sonics, a well-designed and solid wall shelf, IME, has no equals

    Marco.
    Yes they do them in black, I'd checked. But it is all a bit pricey by the time you select the largest size (my deck is a big heavy lump) which makes it 273. The black option then bumps the price to 383. But it's so good looking it's ruined other shelfs for me. So I'll look out for a used one and paint it meself if it's the wrong colour

    And yeah I could fit it myself, I'm the thunderbolt master (according to all the women). Get through dozens every week (thunderbolts, not women)
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated. Audion Silver Night 300b stereo is enjoying a holiday
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

+ Reply to Thread
Page 11 of 11 FirstFirst ... 91011

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •