Building my own Audio/Equipment Rack

2

Comments

  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,106
    edited November 2011
    I want a pair of those to put my amps on. Those are stunning!:cool::cool::mrgreen:

    Just send them to me and I will put them up and take a picture for you!!!:lol:
    Coming Soon to a Table Near You!!!
  • disneyjoe7disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,520
    edited November 2011
    Very Nice. With talent like that, I think you need to work out of the box.


    Steve

    Speakers
    Carver Amazing Fronts
    CS400i Center
    RT800i's Rears
    Sub Paradigm Servo 15

    Electronics
    Conrad Johnson PV-5 pre-amp
    Parasound Halo A23
    Pioneer 84TXSi AVR
    Pioneer 79Avi DVD
    Sony CX400 CD changer
    Panasonic 42-PX60U Plasma
    WMC Win7 32bit HD DVR


  • byfthalonebyfthalone Posts: 346
    edited November 2011
    Very nice job Tool
  • FaceFace Posts: 14,712
    edited November 2011
    Great job Larry!
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Big DawgBig Dawg Posts: 1,950
    edited November 2011
    That stand is gorgeous!
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,106
    edited November 2011
    Thanks Guys!! Just wish I was home to finish the other four tiers, and put up my TT shelf..
    Coming Soon to a Table Near You!!!
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,106
    edited November 2011
    Post 33 reported!!! for spam.. Jewlery88
    Coming Soon to a Table Near You!!!
  • inspiredsportsinspiredsports Posts: 5,499
    edited November 2011
    Post #34 nikhelg reported as spam for removal.

    Those are NICE Larry. I am sooooo jealous!
    VTL ST50 w/mods / RCA6L6GC / TlfnknECC801S
    Conrad Johnson PV-5 w/mods
    TT Conrad Johnson Sonographe SG3 Oak / Sumiko LMT / Grado Woodbody Platinum / Sumiko PIB2 / The Clamp
    Musical Fidelity A1 CDPro/ Bada DD-22 Tube CDP / Conrad Johnson SD-22 CDP
    Tuners w/mods Kenwood KT5020 / Fisher KM60
    MF x-DAC V8, HAInfo NG27
    Herbies Ti-9 / Vibrapods / MIT Shotgun AC1 IEC's / MIT Shotgun 2 IC's / MIT Shotgun 2 Speaker Cables
    PS Audio Cryo / PowerPort Premium Outlets / Exact Power EP15A Conditioner
    Walnut SDA 2B TL /Oak SDA SRS II TL (Sonicaps/Mills/Cardas/Custom SDA ICs / Dynamat Extreme / Larry's Rings/ FSB-2 Spikes
    NAD SS rigs w/mods
    GIK panels
  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited November 2011
    Larry, that is just beautiful! You could easily sell something like that for some real money! And here I am with my composite boards which I just had the local hardware store cut for me--my skill set is pretty meager (white primer tomorrow, and some black spray paint after that). lol

    Out of curiosity, what did the plexiglass-like pieces cost?

    cnh
    Currently orbiting Bowie's Blackstar.!

    Polk Lsi-7s, Def Tech 8" sub, HK 3490, HK HD 990 (CDP/DAC), AKG Q701s
    [sig. changed on a monthly basis as I rotate in and out of my stash]
  • TECHNOKIDTECHNOKID Posts: 4,323
    edited November 2011
    Great job as usual Larry, I always enjoy following your built threads. :cool:
    DARE TO SOAR:
    “Your attitude, almost always determine your altitude in life” ;)
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,106
    edited November 2011
    cnh wrote: »
    Larry, that is just beautiful! You could easily sell something like that for some real money! And here I am with my composite boards which I just had the local hardware store cut for me--my skill set is pretty meager (white primer tomorrow, and some black spray paint after that). lol

    Out of curiosity, what did the plexiglass-like pieces cost?

    cnh

    Thanks!! The acrylic pieces are 1" x 19" X 24" they cost $84 each, it was hard to swallow but I don't think anything else would look as good..
    Coming Soon to a Table Near You!!!
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,785
    edited November 2011
    Looks awesome - I agree the acrylic shelves make them look flippin sweet!
    Vr3Mods.com ///// Version3Audio.com

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,106
    edited November 2011
    i did get two more tiers done tonight,I hope to be done this weekend.
    Coming Soon to a Table Near You!!!
  • OldfatdogsOldfatdogs Posts: 1,885
    edited November 2011
    Very nice work.
  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,140
    edited November 2011
    You have to be the boss at work or have some long **** cycle times with a good boss to get all that done at work. Gotta tip my hat at your workmanship. nice, real nice.
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 4,946
    edited November 2011
    Good job on the rack(s). They look great.

    Greg
    Relayer-Big-O-Poster.jpg
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • newrivalnewrival Posts: 2,016
    edited November 2011
    Nice work, Larry.

    What product did you use to de-couple the lucite (assumption) shelves?
    design is where science and art break even.
  • greyford1979greyford1979 Posts: 763
    edited November 2011
    Awesome man!!! Looks great!!!
    I love animals, they're delicious!
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,454
    edited November 2011
    High marks on the DIY rack!
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,106
    edited November 2011
    Well I got my rig up and running for the most part, and my rack is 6 tiers high at 58" it was nice having music fill the house again. I will post some pics tomorrow.
    Coming Soon to a Table Near You!!!
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,106
    edited November 2011
    LFOXORACK1014.jpg
    Coming Soon to a Table Near You!!!
  • SDA1CSDA1C Posts: 2,009
    edited November 2011
    I see your Schwartz is as big as mine.....
    Sda2.3 (Tweets, Spikes)
    Sda1C (Tweets, Sonicaps, Mills, Boards, Spikes, Rings, Dynamat)
    Rta11T (Tweets, Sonicaps, Mills, Spikes, Rings, Dynamat)
    5jr+ (Tweets, Spikes)
    CS350ls (Sonicap, Spikes)
    12" DXi x 2 (Dayton Plate. Slot ported Custom boxes)


    Sunfire TGP3, Sunfire SIG 425x5, Oppo BDP-93, Belkin PF60, Sony PS3 Slim 320 gig, Technics SL-1360
    DH Labs Prostudio XLR-Toslink-Hdmi,Peps for the Oppo, amp, pre and subs)
  • Joe08867Joe08867 Posts: 3,935
    edited November 2011
    That is an awesome Stand, the Acrylic is perfect and the stand looks nice and sturdy.

    Great job!!!!!
    WOW!

    That's like working your way through Katie Perry in order to get to Rosie O'Donnell.
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,578
    edited November 2011
    Beautiful Tool! Great work.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Onkyo TA2600 Tape Deck, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,106
    edited November 2011
    Well this morning I got my Dared SL2000 and my Wyred4Sound DAC2 hooked up and I have been able to spend some time with my Rig. I was very excited to give my TT a spin cause I felt that this rack would give it the biggest change as the shelf is de coupled from the rest of the gear, and boy was I spot on my vinyl days just took a huge boost with this rack just what I was hoping for.

    Everything else sounds a step up as well but not as much because I had spikes under the rest of my gear in my old rack. I knew upgrading my rack was needed as I really felt and still do that it was my weakest link also I like the hi-fi look of it as well..
    Coming Soon to a Table Near You!!!
  • gimpodgimpod Posts: 1,652
    edited November 2011
    Beautiful job, Wish I had the physical ability's to build a custom rack for myself I can't find ANYTHING even close that will fit my needs. :frown:
    "If you design software that any moron can use only morons will use it." JMO
    ---
    “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” ~ Mark Twain

    Unfortunately for most of us we only get to experience the first day and then we can't even remember it.
    ---
    "Close only counts in Horseshoes, Hand Grenades and Thermonuclear Weapons."
    "50% Why... That's almost half."
    "I know, I'm sick and need help."
    ----
    www.gimpod.com
    ----
    "The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction." ~ Kenneth Swauger
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 3,129
    edited November 2011
    gimpod wrote: »
    Beautiful job, Wish I had the physical ability's to build a custom rack for myself I can't find ANYTHING even close that will fit my needs. :frown:

    I remember decorative cinder blocks painted some color and 12" shelving boards were the custom stands of my day..LOL.

    Now the poor mans' rack or thrifty DIY is the all-thread rod and 14" laminated boards.


    I like how TFLF utilizes what's around him at his place of employment to make his visions of what he desires a reality. A woodworker would use exotic wood maybe. But they too have limitations of budget and the complexity levels according to materials and machinery and the knowlege to get the most out of everything envolved.

    TFLF did his homework and planed very, very well on all projects I've seen him do. He envisioned what his needs were and used what was familiar to him to work with and CREATED them.

    There's got to be something around you to aquire your desires in some sort of way also.
    Mine is wood working. Personal homeowners tools are my limitations but,

    Post a new thread and say what you need and maybe we can help in some way..

    TFLF has helped alot of us from his metal workings..
    You helped alot of us with your understandings of crossover mounting-board redesigning..

    Maybe we can help you in our own ways maybe.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies . I am glad to be a part of a select group that tries to take our auditory and visual senses to a higher level: we EXPERIENCE them.... GOT SDA?... Got TFM ?
  • unc2701unc2701 Posts: 3,587
    edited November 2011
    Nice work! Surprised that the acrylic ran that much- I've scored 3/4" thick pieces that size for about $20/each, but they might have been lower quality. Certainly wasn't that shiny.
    Gallo Ref 3.1 : Bryston 4b SST : Musical fidelity CD Pre : VPI HW-19
    Gallo Ref AV, Frankengallo Ref 3, LC60i : Bryston 9b SST : Meridian 565
    Jordan JX92s : MF X-T100 : Xray v8
    Backburner:Krell KAV-300i
  • PolkMaster1PolkMaster1 Posts: 847
    edited November 2011
    Nice work Larry. I am sure that there are plenty of people who would love to purchase a set of audio racks from you - myself included.
    Statistics show that 98% of us will die at some point in our lifetime.

    The other 2% will work for WalMart.
  • carvcomcarvcom Posts: 240
    edited November 2011
    Very nice work Larry, I love seeing the work of a skilled craftsman.
    You will be enjoying those for many years!!
2
Sign In or Register to comment.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!