Cool and cheap component stands

dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,548
edited February 15 in 2 Channel Audio
From Monoprice, I bought one so that I wouldn't have to stack my two LPS's on top of my power conditioner. $32.99 shipped and I am super impressed.
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=24795&gclid=Cj0KCQiAtP_iBRDGARIsAEWJA8iCIc2i4grIfocGR32_NCD6IDzmEbVNK9tj2PhH8yW_kJWB9ePFfpAaAg4EEALw_wcB
You can stack these and have about 4 and 3/4" , maybe 5" of clearance. Mine is shown without the spikes which, if stacked, fit into the receptacles of the bottom one. I've got about 4 and 1/4" clearance without spikes.wixx9vtsykuh.jpg
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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 448
    edited February 16
    Looks like a decent stand but you need to put the spikes on. It is way to short and your power conditioner needs room to cool.

    Another option is to put the conditioner on top and the other two smaller components under it.
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,699
    Cool, I can think of a couple of places to use this.
    What are those things on top? LPs? Linear Power supplies?
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  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,548
    Yes, those are linear power supplies, one for my NUC and one for my external SSD dock.
    As for the power conditioner, there are no vents on the top or anything and it always runs cool. I've had my system on for over a week straight 24/7 to break in a couple new power cords and it's not even warm.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,699
    Which power supplies are they, if you don't mind?
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  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,548
    edited February 16
    delkal wrote: »
    ....

    Another option is to put the conditioner on top and the other two smaller components under it.

    Actually I hadn't thought of that :^ / The LPS's do have vents on the top but there would be lot's of clearance. The 19V gets slightly warm and the 5V stays cool to the touch.
    I may end up putting the spikes on but I need something to go under them because the shelves are glass (really thick glass).

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  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,548
    msg wrote: »
    Which power supplies are they, if you don't mind?

    Here's a link. Different seller than the one I bought from but probably the same entity. I think they use multiple accounts. They are very nice though and well-built with quality parts.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/222119517840?ul_noapp=true
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,699
    Maybe some cheap spike discs?
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  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,548
    msg wrote: »
    Maybe some cheap spike discs?

    Yeah that would probably work. I just got the shelf yesterday so I haven't had a lot of time to think about it.
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  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,548
    delkal wrote: »
    Looks like a decent stand but you need to put the spikes on. It is way to short and your power conditioner needs room to cool.

    Another option is to put the conditioner on top and the other two smaller components under it.

    Better? :^ )

    vnwhoat2zv76.jpg
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    Computer - Windows 7/JRiver, Topping D10 DAC, Fostex PMO.4n monitors
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 448
    edited February 27
    dragon1952 wrote: »
    delkal wrote: »
    Looks like a decent stand but you need to put the spikes on. It is way to short and your power conditioner needs room to cool.

    Another option is to put the conditioner on top and the other two smaller components under it.

    Better? :^ )

    vnwhoat2zv76.jpg

    I am not sure how warm power conditioners actually gets............but YES, It looks like your Furman can now breath and it looks great! It was cramped in your first pic.

    Nothing wrong with a cheap stand that doesn't look cheap. :)
  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,548
    And I just noticed they now have these on sale for $24.99 vs the $32.99 I paid :^ /
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 270
    Thanks for the tip. I just ordered two.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,548
    Cool!...let me know what you think (as long as it's positive :^ )
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 270
    Got them today (2 days) and they are surprisingly well made for something so inexpensive. They are now holding my Odyssey amps up.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,548
    edited March 8
    I agree....a ridiculously good deal. Picture please?
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 270
    Here’s a picture of the left side. The stands look like they could support my weight, but I didn’t try it. It’s a little cramped back there, so the amps are on much of the time.abj1d0tucgr8.jpeg
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,471
    edited March 9
    Are they stackable? Do they have different heights?
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 270
    Yes. The spikes fit nicely into the divots in the top of the stand. If I had longer speaker wires, I might try stacking them, but I like that the amps are unseen from the listening chair. The spikes have maybe an inch of adjustment, but the legs are a fixed length.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,494
    DSkip wrote: »
    Are they stackable? Do they have different heights?

    If you buy the full rack (four of these shelves plus one that's a bit taller) you can remove one shelf and double up two legs, I think. I looked at this very closely when I was buying a rack, but I liked the look and flexibility of the Salamander more. :)
    Micah
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    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
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