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What do you folks like for amp stands for heavy (100 lb) monoblocks? I see some cool ones in photos.
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What do you folks like for amp stands for heavy (100 lb) monoblocks? I see some cool ones in photos.
Amps don't need stands at all. They're used by most audiophools to build a shrine where they can worship and venerate the imagined gods of audio.
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What do you folks like for amp stands for heavy (100 lb) monoblocks? I see some cool ones in photos.
I don't like amp stands but I recommend you choose whatever looks nice to you.
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What do you folks like for amp stands for heavy (100 lb) monoblocks? I see some cool ones in photos.
Well in my case at least they would keep the amp above the german shepherd hair that seems to accumulate everywhere on a daily basis.
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Well in my case at least they would keep the amp above the german shepherd hair that seems to accumulate everywhere on a daily basis.
It won't raise your amps, but putting one of these in the room might keep the dog hair away.


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Amps don't need stands at all. They're used by most audiophools to build a shrine where they can worship and venerate the imagined gods of audio.
That about sums it up. If one really just doesn't want their amps sitting on carpet, a few granite tile slabs from Home Depot should do the trick and they're only maybe $5 each at the most depending on the style, You'd probably need 8 as they're 12x12".
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Check out VTI, Timber Nation and Sanus.
Years ago I lucked out by getting a pair of Zoethecus amp stands for $25 ea. Having Class A amps they have provided maximum ventilation.
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Amps don't need stands at all. They're used by most audiophools to build a shrine where they can worship and venerate the imagined gods of audio.
I believe you were talking about this one

http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/a...nce_dakota.htm
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These are not terribly expensive and probably what I will get.
http://www.amazon.com/BL404-Addition...64SCX75BSNPK7E
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These are a litle pricey but not too bad, and would look very nice in the room.
http://www.timbernation.com/astand_popup.cfm
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I believe you were talking about this one

http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/a...nce_dakota.htm
No. I was talking about all of them.
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These are not terribly expensive and probably what I will get.
http://www.amazon.com/BL404-Addition...64SCX75BSNPK7E
The VTI stands are very good looking and should do the job for your big amps. Yeah granite blocks and tile can do the job. But we all have to grow out of the Dorm look sometime. There is nothing wrong in building a shrine. It should look as good as it sounds,
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That about sums it up. If one really just doesn't want their amps sitting on carpet, a few granite tile slabs from Home Depot should do the trick and they're only maybe $5 each at the most depending on the style, You'd probably need 8 as they're 12x12".
I agree, I found a 16" x 16" ,or about that, garden step tile and you don't even see it but the amp is up off the floor.
I found it to be cheap and perfect.
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The VTI stands are very good looking and should do the job for your big amps. Yeah granite blocks and tile can do the job. But we all have to grow out of the Dorm look sometime. There is nothing wrong in building a shrine. It should look as good as it sounds,
I've seen them cheaper on there own site, give it a look.
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Kanso Audio Furniture can make your amp stands custom to your needs or anthing else stand related.

http://www.kansoaudiofurniture.com/p389.html
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No. I was talking about all of them.
My tube amp (as all are) is susceptible to noise from vibrations. Adding tube dampers and an amp stand has shifted (most of) the vibrations to frequencies outside the audible range improving the micro-dynamics.

If we're talking a standard receiver and *most* transistor amps, I agree, amp stands are more for show than anything else. But even transistor amps can benefit from some physical damping of vibrations. Why that is, I couldn't say - I'm a tube guy.
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My tube amp (as all are) is susceptible to noise from vibrations. Adding tube dampers and an amp stand has shifted (most of) the vibrations to frequencies outside the audible range improving the micro-dynamics.
Show me the measured evidence that supports this assertion.

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But even transistor amps can benefit from some physical damping of vibrations. Why that is, I couldn't say - I'm a tube guy.
Ditto.
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