What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,575
    Very nice work @jumpindick, I want to speculate that maybe one more support could help if used in the rear at the mid point.

    I'm limited in my knowledge of what types of wood can span distances under load without sagging, so maybe others can chime in, so just a friendly suggestion.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,375
    Dr_Wu wrote: »
    I've been enjoying new for me WW Silver Eclipse speaker cables. This past week, thanks to our old friend Skip, I was able to add High Fidelity's Reveal interconnect. Another big step toward the ideal sound I've been chasing.

    Lucky bastage! I've been eyeing upgrading my Mini-Eclipse's with the Silvers for a while now. Just hard to dump a couple grand on anything right now with the way the world is... Maybe I'll contact D to see what he has. Been meaning to ask him what his impressions were when he upgraded his demo cables from the Mini's to the Silvers. Love Wireworld stuff!
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,414
    Nice work, @jumpindick

    Don't take this as a negative but more constructive suggestion since I have made 2 sets of racks very similar to these.
    My first one that I made around 2012-2013 was zebrawood shelves with ambrosia maple legs. I did the screws on the sides similar to yours but I recessed the screws deep enough that I could then fit a piece of walnut dowel in to make it look more like a dowel joint with an exposed/flush dowel.

    The cherry rack I made a year or so later is the exact same construction but was built larger and deeper for more equipment flexibility.

    But what I am getting at is you can really clean the look up if you were to hide the screws in a similar manner.

    Regardless of the above, it is a gorgeous finished project.

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,782
    I feel fortunate I was even able to turn my rig on tonight.
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Blow up dolls get in the way?

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  • Dr_WuDr_Wu Posts: 193
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Dr_Wu wrote: »
    I've been enjoying new for me WW Silver Eclipse speaker cables. This past week, thanks to our old friend Skip, I was able to add High Fidelity's Reveal interconnect. Another big step toward the ideal sound I've been chasing.

    Lucky bastage! I've been eyeing upgrading my Mini-Eclipse's with the Silvers for a while now. Just hard to dump a couple grand on anything right now with the way the world is... Maybe I'll contact D to see what he has. Been meaning to ask him what his impressions were when he upgraded his demo cables from the Mini's to the Silvers. Love Wireworld stuff!

    Totally understand. I was lucky to catch a great deal on them here. I'm very grateful to @sgmsmg for that.

  • jumpindickjumpindick Posts: 376
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Nice work, @jumpindick

    Don't take this as a negative but more constructive suggestion since I have made 2 sets of racks very similar to these.
    My first one that I made around 2012-2013 was zebrawood shelves with ambrosia maple legs. I did the screws on the sides similar to yours but I recessed the screws deep enough that I could then fit a piece of walnut dowel in to make it look more like a dowel joint with an exposed/flush dowel.

    The cherry rack I made a year or so later is the exact same construction but was built larger and deeper for more equipment flexibility.

    But what I am getting at is you can really clean the look up if you were to hide the screws in a similar manner.

    Regardless of the above, it is a gorgeous finished project.

    Thank you sir. You are absolutely correct. I take your feedback as a learning opportunity. So no worries at all. After all, through such feedback only that I can hope bring my work closer to the "perfection". So, your feedback is more than welcome :) .

    I should have countersunk those screws and then plugged the holes with dovels. I had originally thought to not use any screws at all. Cut dado joints in the legs to fit the shelves and hold them in place using wood glue. I do not have those large parallel clamps. And I felt that gluing the shelves and legs would have made me do the sanding, finishing and polishing in the garage space. With the weight of the finished unit, I was not prepared to drag it upstairs. Would have been too heavy, at least for me...

    But completely agree on what you are saying. My next project is to build a TV stand using ambrosia maple and walnut legs.. I am hoping to use some other joinery including dovetails at corners (between the edge of top shelf and side panel) and mortise and tenons for the framing part. That should be fun. Do you have Festool Domino? I am thinking to get one...

    What kind of spikes are those? They seem big and beefy. I can use them in the next project. Good to know that you are also in this hobby. This project was the first ever that I worked on. I have done some end grain cutting boards, but nothing major. Although the design of the shelf I built was simple, but still to get everything squared up and to the dimension was a bit stressful...
  • jumpindickjumpindick Posts: 376
    gmcman wrote: »
    Very nice work @jumpindick, I want to speculate that maybe one more support could help if used in the rear at the mid point.

    I'm limited in my knowledge of what types of wood can span distances under load without sagging, so maybe others can chime in, so just a friendly suggestion.

    Thank you. I thought about having a real panel, but then left it open for better airflow (although the space between the shelves is quite large). I am hoping that it will not sag. The hard maple of pretty dense and heavy. It takes weight quite well. If it was ambrosia maple, I would have thought about either having the shelves thicker or putting a cross support. We will see how this one holds out and goes.
  • jumpindickjumpindick Posts: 376
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Wow, gorgeous. And I bet it feels even better that you did it yourself. Nice job.

    Thanks Drew. It was indeed very satisfying. It gives me more encouragement to take upon more complex projects. I am learning as I go. So far, youtube has been my teacher and mentor :D for woodworking.
  • jumpindickjumpindick Posts: 376
    indyhawg wrote: »
    Very nice work.

    Thank you.
  • jumpindickjumpindick Posts: 376
    butterbean wrote: »
    Nice contrast in your woods! Sharp!

    Thank you. Yes, the contrast is nice to see. For the legs, I was debating between black walnut and red cherry. I ended up with the walnut. I am happy with it.
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,414
    jumpindick wrote: »
    Do you have Festool Domino? I am thinking to get one...

    What kind of spikes are those? They seem big and beefy.

    Negative on the Festool but it is on my wish list.

    The spikes are from Parts Express...Dayton Audio.
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  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,512
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Nice work, @jumpindick

    Don't take this as a negative but more constructive suggestion since I have made 2 sets of racks very similar to these.
    My first one that I made around 2012-2013 was zebrawood shelves with ambrosia maple legs. I did the screws on the sides similar to yours but I recessed the screws deep enough that I could then fit a piece of walnut dowel in to make it look more like a dowel joint with an exposed/flush dowel.

    The cherry rack I made a year or so later is the exact same construction but was built larger and deeper for more equipment flexibility.

    But what I am getting at is you can really clean the look up if you were to hide the screws in a similar manner.

    Regardless of the above, it is a gorgeous finished project.

    ugv74kze1xvf.jpg
    9jzfh8d9ya5k.jpg
    8clohkej4vl1.jpg
    please post a wide angle view

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  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 234
    Damn! Some fine craftsman on this forum!
  • jumpindickjumpindick Posts: 376
    @ZLTFUL those are really nice looking. I like your design as well. Keep it simple but to the perfection. Nicely done Ryan!
  • jumpindickjumpindick Posts: 376
    What type of finish did you use on those stands?
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,414
    Both are finished in polycrylic from Minwax.

    The zebrawood one was finished with tung oil but then I stripped them and then shot them with polycrylic.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,511
    Awesome work Ryan
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,375
    Those modular stacks are really cool Ryan. Great job! I too like using the Polycrylic. Dries fast with little odor and is very durable.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,309
    I'm going to save most of my thoughts for the formal review, but I will say that I am very impressed with their sound and performance, especially for the price. ($999 - currently on sale for $899.)
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 979
    Very nice, congrats!
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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,186
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Big thank you to Wharfedale US/MoFi Distribution for sending them over for review! Extremely professional organization.

    I'm very interested in what you think of that dome mid.
  • verbverb Posts: 10,203
    edited May 11
    These arrived last week and have not moved. Crazy couple of weeks at work!

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  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,512
    CH46E wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    ...Wharfedale...

    I'm very interested in what you think of that dome mid.
    me too! I like domes

    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Xbox, 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
    *soldered

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; M&T - 981
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: an Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,782
    verb wrote: »
    These arrived last week and have not moved. Crazy couple of weeks at work!

    Delco branded (made by GE) 6SN7 GTB's ) :smile:

    dcub7roa4nc5.png

    Nice tubes but what is their zero/sixty time and will they pass 2025 CA emissions?
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