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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,503
    I hate this amp, it has a hum. Please give me one that makes me....compassionate towards wonky racks, like those ones made by the Sleestaks.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,028
    Sir, have you been drinking?
    Viking64 wrote: »
    I hate this amp, it has a hum. Please give me one that makes me....compassionate towards wonky racks, like those ones made by the Sleestaks.

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,503
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Sir, have you been drinking?

    No, not one, but still, I think, I'll just sit here and be a dink.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,028
    Yeah, so that's my conundrum right now. Finding something affordable with the least amount of front to back and side to side wobble, that can support a 30lb turntable on the top shelf.

    That was my worry as well, that because they have to make these things shippable, that the parts where they screw together would be the weak/flex point. As opposed to one solid length of column like the Adona racks.

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    They do look like they can be filled with lead shot, maybe if you insert each individual piece of shot one at a time. :lol:

    kharp1 wrote: »
    Kind of hard to gauge for sure. Anything screwed together like that is susceptible to more movement than other designs. There's just not much substitution for mass when it comes to rigidity.

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,028
    edited March 2018
    Now this here would be a nice design if it was made from solid wood instead of MDF:

    https://www.amazon.com/Nexera-101012-Jasper-Audio-Truffle/dp/B00797XP1S

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    My non-engineering brain says the wobble factor with this is low. :grey_question:
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    Don't even think about it.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,503
    That MDF might fall apart, from little more than an elf phart.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,028
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    Viking64 wrote: »
    That MDF might fall apart, from little more than an elf phart.
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Don't even think about it.

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,028
    LOW WOBBLE FACTOR DETECTED

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    I'm going to bed.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,028
    Okay fine, one more:

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  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    edited March 2018
    Good morning everyone! More passion! Love it! Nothing like a good belly laugh first thing in the morning reading CP while on the can! :smiley:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,857
    I don't know, I happen to like some jiggle in my racks. ;)
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,028
    **** or get off the pot!
    verb wrote: »
    Good morning everyone! More passion! Love it! Nothing like a good belly laugh first thing in the morning reading CP while on the can! :smiley:

  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,647
    So what's the final decision on the rack, @Clipdat ?
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,028
    edited March 2018
    Not sure yet.

    @helipilotdoug is currently fighting the good fight against VTI for me in an attempt to get me a refund.
    Joey_V wrote: »
    So what's the final decision on the rack, @Clipdat ?

  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    Clipdat wrote: »
    **** or get off the pot!
    verb wrote: »
    Good morning everyone! More passion! Love it! Nothing like a good belly laugh first thing in the morning reading CP while on the can! :smiley:

    Sir that quote applies to you too! LOL! :smiley:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,028
    lol, I realized that right after I posted it and @Joey_V was like sooooo wtf you gonna do?
    verb wrote: »
    Sir that quote applies to you too! LOL! :smiley:

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,028
    Let's talk Solidsteel (again). Calling all engineers. @verb @kharp1 @F1nut

    S5 series.

    http://solidsteel.it/my-product/s5-4-hi-fi-audio-rack/

    S5-4-web.jpg

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    Thoughts? Do you think this shelf system would add real isolation? Its still metal on metal. The mini spikes sit in their respective recessions.

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,211
    No personal experience, but I understand they are pretty good.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,028
    I think they need a better translator to write product descriptions on their website!

    "Ultimately, the customization is combined with the product technology described above, where the users can always adjust the heights of the plates on the shelves in order to enjoy a valid technical equipment at the service of their facilities or systems."
    F1nut wrote: »
    No personal experience, but I understand they are pretty good.

  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    Same here. no personal experience, however, the materials look more robust to begin with. I would say that you'd be able to get a more rigid, secure fitting with their posts than some of the others. Says the tubes are filled with damping material, wonder if that means you can't add shot to them? I'm a fan of mass loading the bottom portion of anything that's twice as tall as it is wide.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,028
    Yeah, it sounds like they come prefilled with something: " The aluminum tubes, as well as for the S3 Series, are filled with damping material (not grainy)"

    The overall weights for them are pretty high. 81lbs for the S5-4 and 103lbs for the S5-5.
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Same here. no personal experience, however, the materials look more robust to begin with. I would say that you'd be able to get a more rigid, secure fitting with their posts than some of the others. Says the tubes are filled with damping material, wonder if that means you can't add shot to them? I'm a fan of mass loading the bottom portion of anything that's twice as tall as it is wide.

  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,123
    i'm leaning towards steve blinn designs
    https://www.steveblinndesigns.com/
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,028
    Those look pretty nice! I wonder how much shipping is.
    marvda1 wrote: »
    i'm leaning towards steve blinn designs
    https://www.steveblinndesigns.com/

  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,123
    edited March 2018
    Post edited by marvda1 on
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    F1nut wrote: »
    No personal experience, but I understand they are pretty good.

    Looks solid. Like the separate platforms on each shelf. Not completely isolated but you may be able to spike em later. Agree with the mass loading feature too.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,028
    The "floating" shelves are "spiked" with these:

    SolidSteel-S5-2_550pix-IMG_1213.jpg

    Pic taken from this review: http://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/review/accessories-reviews/solidsteel-s5-2-audio-rack/

    This guy has some... interesting.. thoughts.
    verb wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    No personal experience, but I understand they are pretty good.

    Looks solid. Like the separate platforms on each shelf. Not completely isolated but you may be able to spike em later. Agree with the mass loading feature too.

  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    Very nice. I like the spikes and the ability to adjust level as needed. I like the thicker aluminum tubes too. Mass loading will be a chore as the post have the push nuts in them.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    So I just checked the price for the S5-4. 12 hundie. You certainly get what you pay for! :smiley:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
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