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Stands for MacIntosh amps

Discussion in 'McIntosh Audio' started by JerryD99, May 15, 2018.

  1. JerryD99

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  2. techguy0192

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    Pick up some nicely finished butcher blocks. You can use them to put your amps on the floor near the speakers.
     
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  3. John James

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    I sure wouldn't put my 52# amp on a glass shelf rated for 50#! :no:
     
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  4. BillWojo

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    I can't bring myself to put expensive gear on glass shelving. The potential for a disaster is very real and I'm not going to risk it.
    52 pounds on a shelf rated for 50 pounds? Nope!
    I know there is a safety factor built in that rating but still.....
    With a wood shelf if you start getting close to failure it lets you know by sagging, etc. Glass gives you zero warning.

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    I think there is an old thread around here somewhere that has pictures of what happened when somebody's glass shelf broke. It wasn't pretty.
     
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    Place it on bottom shelf with a center support of a wood block, machined cylinder or 4 inch diameter trimmed PVC pipe painted black to pick up excess load. Glass flexes just get floor to bottom of glass height measurement correct.
     

     

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  7. JerryD99

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    Thanks for all your input, but have decided not to install in rack....If I do end up installing in the rack I have some CWD wood shelving I can place on the glass and then I have a 100 lbs. plus capacity. I tried it but did not like the limited vent space about the amp.
     
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