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post #1 of 13 Old 08-10-2002, 10:49 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi,
I'm looking to get a really cool audio rack.
Something that's sturdy enough to hold heavy amps.
Something that can hold or expand to accomadate two big amps and around 8 other components.
Shelves that are deep around 20"......................
Any ideas/suggestions?

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-10-2002, 10:56 AM
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Once I finish buying all of my equipment I will buy my audio racks from www.salamanderdesigns.com. You can mix annd match to get exactly what you need, and they have different styles and finishes. Shelves are 19.75" deep, so almost 20". You wouldn't go wrong with those.

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Hello dc

Billy Bags aren't inexpensive but they have a first class reputation, look very nice and set the standard for sturdy. Look here http://www.billybags.com/index2.html

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Power amps should be on the ground on marble plates. :)

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Take a look at the Lovan Millennium. It's designed to hold components up to 150 lbs and the glass shelves are quite large. It's modular and you can mix and match the various sizes to fit your needs. I have one and IMO, it is really quite attractive, albeit, a little pricey.

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I chose to go to a local unfinished furniture and have a cabinet custom built to my specs. Shelves are 24 inches deep. My amp is 25 inches deep so it sticks out the back a little. The cabinet is made of Birch and was stained to match my speakers. I decided to go this route after inspecting several racks and feeling I was being "ripped off" for the price asked at the level of quality being offered. Many are flimsy, not deep enough, and the boards used for the racks didn't appear to be sturdy enough to hold some of my heavier gear. Expanding would involve me deciding on what additional space I needed and contacting the store which would then custom build the other piece and stain it to match as well.

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Try looking at Sanus Systems, very solid steel frames, extremely modern looking. www.sanus.com
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Another one:
http://www.schroers.de/einleitung/en...duction_e.html
I have the Focus 72 Maxi.

and also
http://www.finite-elemente.de

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Boltz may be another option.

http://www.boltz.com/

also:

http://www.avrak.com/main/main.html

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For pure sound quality try www.zoethecus.com and www.symposiumacoustics.com. For good looks and much stronger than most racks with adjustable shelves and a door try www.studiotech.com. the Studiotechs have internal steel bracing.

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Is any of your equipment rack mountable (e.g., has ears)? If so, it's hard to beat Middle Atlantic racks...but I'm not sure that's what you're after (they look best built into a wall/partition). If you want something that looks like furniture, then disregard this suggestion! :)

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I will second Julian's Recommendation of Salamander Design. I just put up a rack and it is beautiful!! I bought in cherry and black - looks fantastic!!

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How about the Symposium Precision Rack? See http://www.symposiumusa.com/rack.html
Steve should try them out since he's got so many Symposium isolation platforms.

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