Equipment Racks

ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
edited January 25 in 2 Channel Audio
What's a good choice these days for equipment racks?

I was looking at a 5 shelf unit like this Solidsteel S2-5:

g961S25-F.jpg

Seems to tick most of the boxes and looks fairly stable. $499 from Crutchfield.

What others should I be considering?

Related: I have hardwood floors, am I to use the spikes as pictured?
Alan_r wrote: »
My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 2,782
    There are discs that go under the spikes for hardwood floors
    Main system
    http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?vopin&1162599347 Freelance reviewer for StereoMojo
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
    Just found this Monoprice rack: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=27678

    276781.jpg

    Price is right at $95 shipped.
    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • TNTsTunesTNTsTunes Posts: 719
    edited January 25
    There is always the expandable Pangea rack from Audio Advisor for $99.95 shipped too.

    audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PGVULRK
    "Make a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Light
    a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
    Nice, thanks. Looks eerily similar to the Monoprice one. Probably comes from the same factory.

    pgvulrk_blk_2.jpg

    I don't see the additional shelves for sale on AA's site. Wonder how much they are.
    TNTsTunes wrote: »
    There is always the expandable Pangea rack from Audio Advisor for $99.95 shipped too.

    audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PGVULRK

    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
    Der duh der, I found it. http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PGVUES

    $50 for an additional shelf. Half the cost of the entire thing. Pricey.

    pgvues_blk.jpg


    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • TNTsTunesTNTsTunes Posts: 719
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Nice, thanks. Looks eerily similar to the Monoprice one. Probably comes from the same factory.

    pgvulrk_blk_2.jpg

    I don't see the additional shelves for sale on AA's site. Wonder how much they are.
    TNTsTunes wrote: »
    There is always the expandable Pangea rack from Audio Advisor for $99.95 shipped too.

    audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PGVULRK

    audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PGVUES

    Basically 1/2 of what the rack costs. I'd just buy 2 racks...
    "Make a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Light
    a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
    edited January 25
    $30 for 4 tiny discs that the spikes rest on. WTF. Do they think I'm made of money?!

    AA_SONIC_SAUCERS_B3.jpg

    Jezuz..... http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=AASONIC
    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
    Hey there you go, $14.69 instead of $30. Making progress!
    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • TNTsTunesTNTsTunes Posts: 719
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Hey there you go, $14.69 instead of $30. Making progress!

    Enough for 2 racks too.
    "Make a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Light
    a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,118
    Just get 2and call it a day.

    Only $7,200.00.

    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
    edited January 25
    I mean if I was rich and $7,200 was more like $720 to me, I probably would. I don't even have $7,200 to my name, period.
    vmaxer wrote: »
    Just get 2and call it a day.

    Only $7,200.00.

    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,118
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I mean if I was rich and $7,200 was more like $720 to me, I probably would. I don't even have $7,200 to my name, period.
    vmaxer wrote: »
    Just get 2and call it a day.

    Only $7,200.00.

    I was kidding, don’t know if I’d buy one if I could.


    Need to hit the lottery.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
    Comonn big money big money big money, daddy needs a new equipment rack!
    vmaxer wrote: »
    Need to hit the lottery.

    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,218
    edited January 25
    Clipdat wrote: »
    $30 for 4 tiny discs that the spikes rest on. WTF. Do they think I'm made of money?!

    AA_SONIC_SAUCERS_B3.jpg

    Jezuz..... http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=AASONIC

    Use Pennys to start with..... :smile:
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,118
    Clipdat wrote: »
    $30 for 4 tiny discs that the spikes rest on. WTF. Do they think I'm made of money?!

    AA_SONIC_SAUCERS_B3.jpg

    Jezuz..... http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=AASONIC

    Use Pennys to start with..... :smile:

    I’ll sell you a full set of 4 for $9.99, well worth it.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
    Paypal address?
    vmaxer wrote: »
    I’ll sell you a full set of 4 for $9.99, well worth it.

    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,834
    Getting ready to order one of these guys:

    http://www.timbernation.com/Highendaudiorack_PopUp.html
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
    Those look nice! Which one in specific are you going to get?
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Getting ready to order one of these guys:

    http://www.timbernation.com/Highendaudiorack_PopUp.html

    I recently ordered an item from Doug, but I don't see the racks anywhere on his website.
    voltz wrote: »
    Hey Drew

    I got some VTI 4 post Racks from Polk's very own @helipilotdoug :)
    you know he is Douglas Connections right?
    http://www.douglasconnection.com/

    PM him and he will give you a Polkie Discount!


    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,735
    At his main page if you Scroll down you will see where he mentions he is a VTI dealer and has a small pic of one of there setup.

    I got the BL404-13 (for 13inch bottom section)

    http://www.vtimanufacturing.com/vti_product/bl404-audio-rack/
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
    Thanks Darryl, I missed that section when I looked, but I see it now.
    voltz wrote: »
    At his main page if you Scroll down you will see where he mentions he is a VTI dealer and has a small pic of one of there setup.

    I got the BL404-13 (for 13inch bottom section)

    http://www.vtimanufacturing.com/vti_product/bl404-audio-rack/

    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,809
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Getting ready to order one of these guys:

    http://www.timbernation.com/Highendaudiorack_PopUp.html

    The pink and white one is so special.
    Main Rig:
    Krell KAV 250a biamped to mid/highs
    Parasound HCA1500A biamped to lows
    Nakamichi EC100 Active xover
    MIT exp 1 ic's
    Perreaux SA33 class A preamp
    AQ kingcobra ic's
    OPPO 83 CDP
    Lehmann audio black cube SE phono pre, Audioquest phono wire (ITA1/1)
    Denon DP-1200 TT. AToc9ML MC cart.
    Monster HTS 3600 power conditioner
    ADS L1590/2 Biamped
    MIT exps2 speaker cable
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
    Gorgeous:

    5teakblackpoststack2.jpg

    $1,400
    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,834
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Getting ready to order one of these guys:

    http://www.timbernation.com/Highendaudiorack_PopUp.html

    The pink and white one is so special.

    That's what the "hello kitty" boom box goes on.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,834
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    Looking at this one with, a special order with an added shelf. I like the ability to put pieces side by side. Three shelves might be enough, but, I'd rather pay for an extra shelf now and not need it then need it and not have the ability to add one.

    I looked at the VTI pieces as well. They make a wide unit labeled a TV stand, but, it's not tall enough. There is an 1/8 inch difference between the audio rack poles and the TV racks, which really sux. Was going to buy one of each and blend them together. I even emailed VTI and they were quick to get back with me letting me know they definitely wouldn't match.

    If all I needed was a good basic audio rack I'd hit Doug up for one of the VTI's.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
    Ok, that wood in the one you just pictured is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous. I like this guy's stuff, but its pricey.

    I will hit up Doug first regarding the VTI stuff and see what he has to say.
    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 4,009
    Being a woodworker, I hate to see wood painted.

    @kharp1, your avatar of barney's face resembled mine when I saw that 3 shelved Tiger Stripe Maple shelving.

    Love that stuff! the talent to create and the level of beauty people can make with WOOD.

    Then there's those people who can turn METAL into works of ART.....We know one here, don't we!
    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 ?
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