New Budget Audio tower, that will hold Large Vintage Receivers?

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  1. freQ(*)Oddio

    freQ(*)Oddio We tried to talk it over but words got in the way Subscriber

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    I am realizing that I may not get the time to build a audio tower now, so I have looked for a plan b stand and have looked at probably 15-20 great looking stands on line, in the $400 range, from all the popular brands, most are measured across the front including the supports that are in the way , then the depth is a problem also , Sansui 9090,8080 Marantz 4400, 2250b , RTR ,2-TT, so will need 6 or 7 shelves ,need at least 24" wide shelving 18" deep, would like one large opening for RTR . probably not possible for $400, even $600. I know I cant be the only person that has had this problem.
     
  2. freQ(*)Oddio

    freQ(*)Oddio We tried to talk it over but words got in the way Subscriber

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    [​IMG]close 27" wide ,if only had few more shelves and some ventilation added
     
  3. motorstereo

    motorstereo the wonder of it all Subscriber

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    One of the many reasons I don't have any monster receivers anymore; those things take up lots of valuable real estate. My solution was to put the unit on the top of whatever rack I was using. Storing them was another headache and I built a custom wide storage flexi for them.
     
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  4. grillebilly

    grillebilly Empty Head Subscriber

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    Most vendors tell you what their stands are capable of holding.
     
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  5. JoeESP9

    JoeESP9 ESL's & tubes since 83

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    How about the Pangea below? The shelves are 18" x 24". It's available at Audio Advisor @ $99. The shelves are rated for 44lbs per shelf. Add on shelves are available.

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  7. Ross6860

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    I have two of these. Best bang for the buck I could find

    Now add some mortar and granite shelves to the below, on a concrete slab, and that's about as good as it gets;)

     
  8. KingBubba

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    Make sure the 27" is for the inside not the outside. If it could work out, by two for the 27"ers and place them close together. I typically stack the large receivers on top and separate them using Lego Building block to keep the separation distant to allow heat to dissipate. We have a box of Legos around the house for our grandson. It is a convenient stash to snitch from as he is losing interest in Legos.
     
  9. tanker 200

    tanker 200 Well-Known Member

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    For years I used a TV cabinet from Ikea that fit my XBR Sony TV and Sansui G-8700DB, Heating the house with a wood stove causes a lot of dust, and it's nice to keep it closed up away from the dust. I worked well but it was tough to make any changes.
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    I'm now using a metal rack and like it much better, It makes changing things much easier. I think I'll stick with the rack for a while.
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  10. ChuckP

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    I got one of these as I wanted a very stable isolated turntable platform. (134Lbs)
    Not as many shelves as you were needing, but its a rock.
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  11. Bob in WI

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    I was looking at that too (or something awful similar). I couldn't find anyone who could give me actual useful ID of the TT compartment (the measurements ignore the struts). I moved on to another solution but I really wanted to see one like you have so I could take measurements. No one here had stock. The unit I was considering was a Bell'o. I still think the custom TT shelf is cool.
     
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