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I am hoping that I found an inexpensive solution for my audio video rack.

I found a wire rack at Sam's, with wheels that will support 300 pounds per shelf. Are there any potential vibration problems that I should be concerned about in using this that might impact audio or video quality?
 

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I am hoping that I found an inexpensive solution for my audio video rack.

I found a wire rack at Sam's, with wheels that will support 300 pounds per shelf. Are there any potential vibration problems that I should be concerned about in using this that might impact audio or video quality?
Here is a link to the kind of unit that i am talking about

http://www.shelving.com/pages/wire/18_wire_shelv.html
 

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As a stop gap measure, I was using a wire rack, basically the kind that doubles as a kitchen island with wheels. So, my experience with it was that it transmitted a lot of vibrations into the equipment, especially with the turntable. Even with a suspended spring isolation platform, that turntable picked up a lot of external noise and vibrations when mounted on that rack. (Keep in mind that I also have a bouncy wood floor and the wheels did not lock)


If you're using a stationary wire rack, then it might be better. Basically, I switched to a dedicated audio rack because my wife reclaimed the wire rack for the kitchen and didn't want all the components and wiring exposed. So, we wound up opting for a Salamander Synergy modular rack, which does a better job at isolating the vibrations.
 

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As a longtime restaurant guy, those are called "metro" shelves. Good for weight bearing, terrible for isolation from vibration. Good for canned tomatoes, bad for audio gear!


For about the same price you can get a decent audio rack. Try racksandstands.com, soundcity.com, dynamichometheater.com, etc.


To the good life,


John
 
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