Building my own Audio/Equipment Rack

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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,636
    edited November 2011
    carvcom wrote: »
    Very nice work Larry, I love seeing the work of a skilled craftsman.
    You will be enjoying those for many years!!

    Thanks!!!

    You do know we should hook up someday, Our shop is in Thornton..
  • amulfordamulford Posts: 5,198
    edited November 2011
    Damn, Larry. They are beautiful. I like the two different paint styles, it really sets off well with the acrylic.

    You could make a bundle off of those, you know...
    I smell ****, burning ****, glowing cherry red spanked ****.

    RT1
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,620
    I'm bringing this back to life because I missed it the first time around.

    Larry has a nice rack ;) :p B)
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,723
    I'm all about racks :sunglasses:
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,636
    2011?? Time goes by so fast...
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 268
    WOW!!! Are you working on a Saturn rocket now?

  • msgmsg Posts: 4,045
    edited May 2017
    holy...
    This was before my time. That turned out beautifully. Enjoyed the progress photos with all the accuracy and such. Bery, bery nice.
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,636
    So I took down my system, and had the gold vein blasted off, repainted it a white black vein, I also replaced the gold spikes with brushed nickel spikes, have to say I’m liking the change..
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,620
    What are the wings for?
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • msgmsg Posts: 4,045
    And here's a photo of one of Larry's other, more modest, projects.
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,636
    F1nut wrote: »
    What are the wings for?

    The left side hold my DAC on the other side holds the remotes and what ever disc I might be playing..
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,636
    TT is coming up after a couple cable moves..
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,717
    It looks cheap.....build a more expensive one and sell that hunk of metal :p

    The shelf supports are sharp in that color. Don't think we got to see that the first time around.

    How heavy is that remote on the top shelf that it needs 1" acrylic to support it?!?!?!?!?!
    Zu Audio Omen MK-1B's, Peachtree Decco65, Bryston BDA-2, Cheap TT, PS Audio UPC200, PS Audio AC3's, Zu Mission SC's, HTPC, One, Bottlehead Reduction & Crack w/Speedball
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,132
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
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    B-E-A-Uti-ful! I'd like 3 stacks: 2 3 high w/the 4th centered, 4 or 5 high. ~$3K which I don't have. Oh well I CAN dream

    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 975 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, DirecTV Rcvr, Xbox 360, Dennon LDP, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside & out

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7. Woofers, Rotel 98X amp; M & T, P'sound HCA-1000
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: 1 Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Hafler XL280 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3*
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
    *Bi-amped by years end
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,132
    F1nut wrote: »
    What are the wings for?
    a 4-5 high stack w/ 3 or 4 wings on either side would work too. Too rich for me unfortunately.

    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 975 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, DirecTV Rcvr, Xbox 360, Dennon LDP, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside & out

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7. Woofers, Rotel 98X amp; M & T, P'sound HCA-1000
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: 1 Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Hafler XL280 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3*
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
    *Bi-amped by years end
  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,525
    Beautiful work!

    Bravo!
    Family Room, PS Audio PW Transport, DirectStream DAC; AQ Sky XLRs, Perreaux SM6 MKII Pre; AQ Sky XLRs, Perreaux Prisma 750 Amps or CAT 600.2 Dualmono Amp, Morrow SP7 Speaker Cables, SDA SRS 1.2tls (RD0198s, Dreadnought, Black Hole 5, Acousta-Stuf, Dynamat Extreme, JBWeld. Vr3 Mods: "The Abbot" Monastery-Level Xovers, Custom Internal Wiring, Binding Post Plates, & SDA ICs).

    Exercise Room, Wadia 171 iPod Dock, PS Audio PerfectWave MkII DAC, AQ Sky XLRs, Perreaux SM6 Preamp, AQ King Cobra RCAs, Perreaux PMF3150 Amp, Dreadnought, Supra Rondo 4x2.5 Speaker Cables, SDA 1Cs (Vr3 Mods Xovers).

    Synology 713+ NAS on Gigabit LAN serving PW MkII DAC & DirectStream DAC.
  • And now for a low tech model.
    Home Depot 59 dollar special, with a venetian blind backing, zip tied to the back of the top shelf.
    I have a retractable faux wood backdrop which one can feed wires through the slats and back.
    It slides really easy out of the way, so I can reach the second rack hiding behind the heavy winter curtains that I hung across the area by way of a spring loaded rod.
    I load all of my extra gear on the hidden rack for easy retrieval, when I want to switch out components.
    It's economic and saves space.
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  • Awesome craftsmanship there. Very impressive. What kind of pads are those supporting the acrylic platforms? Do they further dampen/isolate the platforms?
  • 250GTLusso250GTLusso Registered User Posts: 158
    Absolutely gorgeous! Jesse, thank you for bumping this thread. Wow!
    HT
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (Front), Adcom GFA-585 Amp (Side), Adcom GFA-555 Amp (Rear), Adcom ACE-515, Pioneer CLD-3070 Laserdisc, Sony CDP-605esD, Sony BluRay BDP BX59, Samsung 50" Plasma, Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL Front (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Side (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Rear (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Living Room)
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom ACE-515, Sony CDP-705esD, Magnum Dynalab FT-101A Etude, Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS 2 (Walnut), STAX SR34 Electret Earspeaker System.
    2 Channel (Office)
    Adcom GFP-555 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-555 Amp, Sony CDP-605esD, Adcom GFT-555 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 1C (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Garage)
    Hafler DH-110 Pre-amp, Hafler DH-220 Amp, Sony CDP-505esD, Hafler DH-330 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 2B (Walnut).
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,364
    I wonder if Larry is still using that beautiful record cleaning machine he built. That was VERY NICE too!

    What imagination and skill. I know Larry adapted a similar rack for his rack and upped it a notch or three. But that record cleaning machine I believe came from him alone. Also, Larry's rings are legendary here!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • 250GTLusso250GTLusso Registered User Posts: 158
    I purchased Larry's Rings for ALL my speakers last year (yikes! must have been 50 pounds of steel in those boxes). Still need to install them.
    HT
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (Front), Adcom GFA-585 Amp (Side), Adcom GFA-555 Amp (Rear), Adcom ACE-515, Pioneer CLD-3070 Laserdisc, Sony CDP-605esD, Sony BluRay BDP BX59, Samsung 50" Plasma, Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL Front (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Side (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Rear (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Living Room)
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom ACE-515, Sony CDP-705esD, Magnum Dynalab FT-101A Etude, Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS 2 (Walnut), STAX SR34 Electret Earspeaker System.
    2 Channel (Office)
    Adcom GFP-555 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-555 Amp, Sony CDP-605esD, Adcom GFT-555 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 1C (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Garage)
    Hafler DH-110 Pre-amp, Hafler DH-220 Amp, Sony CDP-505esD, Hafler DH-330 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 2B (Walnut).
  • 250GTLusso250GTLusso Registered User Posts: 158
    @Polkaguy58 , I like your rack! You inspired me to go to Costco last night and purchase their commercial rack ($89) which is a little bit wider. I have some left over 18"x18" travertine tile from when I had the floors done that I am going to use to place the components on in the rack. I'll send some pictures when I get it done.

    This is for a temporary rig in the living room while I work on trimming out the Bonus Room upstairs (doing baseboards and crown molding in there).
    HT
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (Front), Adcom GFA-585 Amp (Side), Adcom GFA-555 Amp (Rear), Adcom ACE-515, Pioneer CLD-3070 Laserdisc, Sony CDP-605esD, Sony BluRay BDP BX59, Samsung 50" Plasma, Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL Front (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Side (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Rear (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Living Room)
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom ACE-515, Sony CDP-705esD, Magnum Dynalab FT-101A Etude, Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS 2 (Walnut), STAX SR34 Electret Earspeaker System.
    2 Channel (Office)
    Adcom GFP-555 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-555 Amp, Sony CDP-605esD, Adcom GFT-555 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 1C (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Garage)
    Hafler DH-110 Pre-amp, Hafler DH-220 Amp, Sony CDP-505esD, Hafler DH-330 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 2B (Walnut).
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,636
    edited January 9
    Tony M wrote: »
    I wonder if Larry is still using that beautiful record cleaning machine he built. That was VERY NICE too!

    What imagination and skill. I know Larry adapted a similar rack for his rack and upped it a notch or three. But that record cleaning machine I believe came from him alone. Also, Larry's rings are legendary here!

    I do still have it, just used it this last weekend..

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/96700/diy-record-cleaner-with-a-technics-tt/p1

    Where does the time go??

    Post edited by Toolfan66 on
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,658
    WOW! I miss so much here by not reading every thread. Larry, your stand is seriously amazing. I don't own a piece of equipment worthy to sit on that rack. A+ Will the acrylic scratch easily by using the wing for sitting remotes and CD cases on or is it hard like glass? I've never handled acrylic before, that I can think of.
    2.0 - Marantz NA8005 | Polk LSiM703 | PS Audio: Duet, Power Port Classic, PerfectWave AC5 x2 PC | Wireworld Equinox 7 IC | Sanus UF30 | OC703 Panels

    6.1 - Pio Elite SC-05 | Pio BDP-51FD | Polk: RTi8, CSi5, F/Xi3, CSi3 | HSU Research VTF-2 MK4 | Monster HTS 5000 | DCF124BW x3 SC | Pangea: AC-9SE x2, 14SE, 14 PC | AQ Chocolate x2 HDMI | M850SW | PS Audio Power Port Classic x2 | OC703 Panels
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,364
    edited January 9
    Wow, 4 years.

    I'm glad you're still using that beautiful machine! :)

    Our lives are like a roll of toilet paper. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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