Would one of you SC-07 owners tell me this: What is the distance between the FRONT of the FRONT feet of the 07 and the farthest point forward on the front of the unit? I assume that would be the front of the big two dials.
We know that the SC-07 is 18.09" deep. I assume that means from the very front of it- the front edge of the two big dials, to the back of the rearmost connector on the back.
If I know the distance I have asked for above, I will know how much room I will have at the back. If, say, the distance I have requested is 2", then 18.09" minus 2"= 16.09" from the FRONT EDGE of the two front feet to the very rear of the unit.
My shelf is 17" deep. It is actually more, but it is a three-shelf Bello rack, a three-legged affair. Two legs in front and a pier in the CENTER in the back. The bottom glass shelf slides into a slit in that pier, and so one loses about an inch of depth on that shelf.
I'm hoping that by putting the SC-07 right out at the leading edge of that bottom shelf that the unit then takes up ~16" going back from there.
That center pier has an oval, vertical hole in it for cables, so if one positioned the 07 just right, left to right, one could have cables going INTO that hole, something I think I'll probably have to do to use this rack. The pier is about 4" in diameter, and that hole is centered in the middle of it and about 2" wide, so one could get into stressing cables to run them AROUND the pier, or even stressing them to get them bent inward to go INTO it if the back of the receiver is sitting really close to the pier. To avoid stressing cables using either route, one might position the 07 left to right on the shelf so as to find the optimal position, in terms of what connectors are where, left to right on the back of the 07. The shelf, BTW, is 35" wide between the inside edges of the two front legs, so I have some options as to where to place the 07 left to right.
There is nothing else on the back of the rack, just the pier in the center, so cables can run back into and through the pier and there are no obstructions of any kind on either side of it. The only cable-stressing issue would involve bending cables inward to go into the hole in the pier, or bending them outward to go around the pier.
Receivers used to be wide and not so deep. Looking down on them one saw a rectangle, and the long axis was left to right. Then in the 80s somebody got the brilliant idea of making them narrow and very deep, so that now the long axis is front to back. The SC-07 is 16.54" wide and 18.09" deep. Surely making them good and deep wouldn't produce any problems in terms of shelves to hold them, right?
I'm glad the 07 only weighs 40 lbs 3 oz. because that tempered glass shelf is rated for 50 lbs. Some receivers get a lot closer to 50 lbs.
Now, please, the distance from the front edge of the front feet to the very front of the receiver- and I assume that is the front surface of the two big knobs. What I am saying is, if you put the front two feet as far forward as possible on the shelf, how much room does the rest of the 07 take up going back from the front edge of the shelf?
Many thanks for this measurement.
Originally Posted by FilmMixer
I've heard that the SC07 and SC09 are close in certain audio performance areas... based on my experience with the SC09, I would take the SC07 any day over the 905/906 in regards to audio quality.