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  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,038
    Interesting concept. I wonder if the hanging rods are dampened to the main structure? That would isolate it from ground even further.
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,115
    I don't know man. I'm calling form over function on this one. I could be wrong though.
    verb wrote: »
    Interesting concept. I wonder if the hanging rods are dampened to the main structure? That would isolate it from ground even further.

  • kharp1
    kharp1 Posts: 3,453
    I will admit that seeing this has got me thinking...
  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 462
    Adjustability is what I was after considering what some amps require. Fixed shelves is a bit limiting.

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  • mlistens03
    mlistens03 Posts: 2,767
    mpitogo wrote: »
    Adjustability is what I was after considering what some amps require. Fixed shelves is a bit limiting.

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    This makes me extremely jealous.
    It also makes my system look cheap:
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    Lol
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,221
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Hey, it's local! "Item location: San Francisco, California, United States"

    It's an art piece! I did read that a "hanging rack" is supposed to be good.

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    Tony M wrote: »
    32,000.00 :o:s

    You know, when your equipment is hanging, it opens up a lot of possibilities.
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,115
    Mike check out those CD racks, they even have spiked feet.
  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,987
    I'm guessing the spiked feet on the CD racks are to help keep them from falling over on carpet. They are so tall and narrow, one small bump could knock them over if they were sitting on top of padded carpet with normal feet. Just a guess though. They don't look all that straight to begin with, unless the camera lens is creating the curve.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,115
    They're actually hideous and I hate them. I would never store my CDs like that.
    Hermitism wrote: »
    I'm guessing the spiked feet on the CD racks are to help keep them from falling over on carpet. They are so tall and narrow, one small bump could knock them over if they were sitting on top of padded carpet with normal feet. Just a guess though. They don't look all that straight to begin with, unless the camera lens is creating the curve.

  • machone
    machone Posts: 1,338
    edited March 2018
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    I'll build you one just like it for 50% off...I promise ;)

    Me Too

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    SRS 2.3TL (Fully Modded)...Velodyne Optimum 8 subwoofer
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  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,038
    kharp1 wrote: »
    I will admit that seeing this has got me thinking...

    Agreed. Hmmm. :smile:
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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,488
    killer deal if you are in the atlanta area.
    http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=156608.msg1676148#new
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,642
    marvda1 wrote: »
    killer deal if you are in the atlanta area.
    http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=156608.msg1676148#new

    That is a VERY NICE wide audio rack for sure! B)

    Maybe 800.00 for me. :p
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,642
    marvda1 wrote: »
    killer deal if you are in the atlanta area.
    http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=156608.msg1676148#new

    That is a GREAT wide audio rack for sure. B)
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    I might want to try offering 800.00 though.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,115
    The seller provided me additional photos of the Quadraspire, supposedly to prove that the shelves are bamboo? They're clearly not. And he can write whatever he wants on the box label.

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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,987
    Looks like flat black oak like my RTi speakers.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,642
    3/4" oak plywood. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,115
    Yeah, I replied back and just said "Looks like the standard wood shelves in the black ash finish".
    Hermitism wrote: »
    Looks like flat black oak like my RTi speakers.

  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,115
    edited March 2018
    It's actually wood veneered 1" thick MDF.
    Tony M wrote: »
    3/4" oak plywood. ;)

  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,757
    Maybe "BB" stands for "Basic Black" (spray paint), "Buffalo Birch", "Beautiful Butternut" or "Batman Balsam".
  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,987
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Maybe "BB" stands for "Basic Black" (spray paint), "Buffalo Birch", "Beautiful Butternut" or "Batman Balsam".
    Batman Balsam

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,115
    edited March 2018
    And the seller's response: "They’re very heavy shelves. I’m assuming wood is more expensive that bamboo?"

    Yeah, I'm done replying. Fix your auction description.
  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,987
    I wouldn't want to walk next to you during a lightning storm.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,642
    Could be Ash. I think I was told by a master craftsman Ash and Oak look alike but Ash is greyer in color coming right from the tree.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,115
    edited March 2018
    eBay seller sent me another message clarifying what he thinks "BB" means, even though I never replied to his last message:

    "If you look on the label it says “BB” which I interpret as black bamboo. How do we figure this out?"

    Not sure why he says "we" as if I'm somehow involved or now partially responsible for him figuring out what **** product he's selling.
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,488
    don't worry about what he calls the wood, you see the options on the manufacturers' site. if you like the color and think it's a good price (make an offer) then go for it.
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
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    Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,115
    Exactly. If they were bamboo shelves it would be the natural color of the bamboo.
    DSkip wrote: »
    Black on Black is what I guarantee it means. Black shelves, black posts.

    The Bamboo finish is only in standard bamboo (no coloring) and is an upcharge. These are offered in several different finishes.

    The price is still good, despite the shelf material. However, I'm skeptical to go with it because I read that they wobble "by design". Not inspired by Quadraspire.

    "Recall however that all Quadraspire racks are wobbly by design. In theory, the less you tighten the risers, the better the shelves are at transmitting vibration away from the components. Over-tighten the SV's thicker risers, and I imagine the rack will become more rigid...and sound worse."

    "The situation you describe is normal. The Quadraspire Acrylic reference shelves were designed to be loose as you stated. It was part of the isolation designed into this type of rack. The columns tighten down on collars so that the shelves themselves float free. The only shelf that is solid is the very bottom one which has to be solid or the whole thing would collapse. The bottom shelf, however, is not supposed to have a component on it.

    It was felt that having the shelves floating gave better isolation and improved the sound. You can test this for yourself by removing the collars from a set of posts and tightening the column onto the shelf if you wish - it is easily reversible if you like it the way it came. I would highly recommend that you not place a turntable on this rack."
    marvda1 wrote: »
    don't worry about what he calls the wood, you see the options on the manufacturers' site. if you like the color and think it's a good price (make an offer) then go for it.

  • Jetmaker737
    Jetmaker737 Posts: 925
    This is the direction I think I'm headed once I convince myself to pull the trigger. I like the simplicity and it's adjustable. And stout.

    http://www.mapleshadestore.com/customerphotos.php#prettyPhoto[gallery1]/15/
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