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Where to buy quality audio racks?

Discussion in 'Listening Spaces' started by Tdogzthmn, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Tdogzthmn

    Tdogzthmn Active Member

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    I'd like to know where folks go to buy equipment racks for audio gear. Is there a particular website that's a good place to shop or do a lot of people buy their stuff from hifi dealers?

    To Clarify, I'm not looking for DIY or used racks. I'm interested in finding good retail sources to buy nice quality audio racks in the $1K - $4K range.

    I'm currently using Ikea furniture which is fine but now ready to step it to something of higher quality.
     
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  2. blhagstrom

    blhagstrom Mad Scientist, fixer. Subscriber

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    I scored a couple from thrift stores and yard sales.
    When I saw the retail prices, I was blown away.
    Good ones are $$$$!

    I'm talking many hundreds to over a thousand!
    I'm lucky to live where people have much more money than brains.

    One is a beautiful Omnimount and I think the other is a Salamander.
    Stupid expensive, stunningly pretty, well made.
    Worthy of the gear they hold.
     
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  4. Mark B

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    Budget?
     
  5. freQ(*)Oddio

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

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    I am going through the same shopping process, i can look up and post a few ideas of open style and bookcase style that might need a fan for better cooling, also many that are budget price, may not fit your equip if it is vintage, especially bookcase styles that have a large enough outside dimensions , but can be too small inside for some components, I measured front to back with room for cables 18"min, 22"wide, 8"high shelving, https://www.amazon.com/Salamander-A...rd_wg=fJkDo&psc=1&refRID=994N5AEK3PD585W7A6SA
     
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    After trying various inexpensive ones and trying to repurpose other furniture I bit the bullet and ordered a Salamander Synergy model 402. I chose the vented door and solid sides in cherry with silver frame. Expensive but the search for a quality, made for audio gear rack is over for good.
    It looks great, matches our decor, and keeps dust to a minimum.
     
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  10. tratliff

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    Not sure what style you are looking for but I bought 3 of these with additional shelves and different size pillars:

    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=SAKEUROA

    Then ordered a piece of granite for the top that matches the rest of the house. The heft of the granite gave the complete product good stability.

    Here is the final product.

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    Tratliff,
    This has a great look. The granite sets it off nicely. A lot of shelf space for the money, too.
     
  12. tratliff

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    Thanks Old Guy8.

    It is also very flexible. I have 3 different size pillars. I think they are 5", 8" and 12". As my equipment has changed I have reconfigured the shelves. The only drawback is the weight and ability to move the rack. With the granite, McIntosh amps, and other equipment I bet this weighs in the neighborhood of 600+ pounds. But with the open shelves I can usually rewire without moving.
     
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  13. classic carl

    classic carl Got Vinyl? Subscriber

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    I'm not sure what you're looking for, but the thread linked below is what I bought back in 2010. I bought 3 racks and configured them into 2 racks. I now have them configured into one large rack system containing my main 2 channel system and my HT. The photo below is the current setup. Disregard the Christmas mice on top of the speakers (they are put away now). The racks are very versatile and can be configured any way you want. Each shelf sits on top of the one below it with spikes and cups. I paid about $800 back then with free shipping.

    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/check-out-these-nice-racks.313964/

    The VTI website has a dealer/where to buy list.

    http://www.vtimanufacturing.com/product_category/audio-video-rack-bl-series/

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    Very happy with my Salamander.
     

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