Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Audio Rack Recommendation

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Audio Rack Recommendation

    A friend of mine has an Audiav rack with a large top shelf for his turntable that is functionally good and aesthetically pleasing. It is on my short list. MikeL uses a simple Adona Zero rack with good results (with the Herzan active vibration killer).
    What should I get?

  • #2
    Ki-I'm in the market for a new rack too. I need a wide "low boy" rack.
    Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by Ki Choi View Post
      A friend of mine has an Audiav rack with a large top shelf for his turntable that is functionally good and aesthetically pleasing. It is on my short list. MikeL uses a simple Adona Zero rack with good results (with the Herzan active vibration killer).
      What should I get?

      I guess it all comes down to cost. For me, the best looking racks are Kevin Tellekamp's Silent Running Audio or Peter Bizlewitz's Symposium racks. Peter also has a new killer rack out too called the Osiris.

      http://www.symposiumusa.com/whatsnew.shtml

      But the better racks are far from cheap. The Scuttle is $7500.

      Like the HRS, Symposium and the Critical Mass--one can always add another platform--or like Mike did the Herzan table.
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
      ________________________________________

      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
      -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
      -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

      Comment


      • #4
        Guys
        Here's what I need.
        Ki

        Comment


        • #5
          If MEP is interested, Symposium is also marketing a low wide rack using Peter Bizlewitz's Isis Rack technology. I might have purchased that one but the Isis is a 3 leg affair so if you have a component with a center iec it may present a problem with an AC cord. That's why I opted for the new Reference and more $$$ Osiris on 4 legs. The symposiums and the SRA are terrific. The HRS Racks aren't exactly for chumps either. All good products.


          I guess it all comes down to cost. For me, the best looking racks are Kevin Tellekamp's Silent Running Audio or Peter Bizlewitz's Symposium racks. Peter also has a new killer rack out too called the Osiris.

          http://www.symposiumusa.com/whatsnew.shtml

          But the better racks are far from cheap. The Scuttle is $7500.

          Like the HRS, Symposium and the Critical Mass--one can always add another platform--or like Mike did the Herzan table.[/QUOTE]
          TW Acustic TT with Ref motor & controller; Tri-Planar Arm; Ortofon Windfeld-Ti Cartridge, Harmonix-Combak platter matte & weight; Arcam R Phono Preamp; KLAudio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner.

          Bluesound Vault-2 Music Server & Streamer

          VTL 6.5 preamp Series II
          Pass Labs 150.8 Amp

          Piega C711 Loudspeakers

          Symposium Osiris Rack; Symposium Platforms and Roller Blocks plus grade 2.5 Balls

          Acoustic Revive RR-888 Low Frequency Pulse Generator

          Shunyata Hydra 8; Shunyata AC Cords; Synergistic Research Level 3 HC AC Cord and Level 3 power cord, Synergistic Carbon fiber wall plates & Blue Outlets, Furutech NCF Booster Brace, Audio Art Ref balanced ICs, MIT Oracle IC and Magnum Speaker Cables

          Sennheiser HDV 650 Headphone Amp; Sennheiser HD800s Headphones.

          Comment


          • #6
            Ki Choi. "Functionally good and aesthetically pleasing?" We are talking about audio right?
            TW Acustic TT with Ref motor & controller; Tri-Planar Arm; Ortofon Windfeld-Ti Cartridge, Harmonix-Combak platter matte & weight; Arcam R Phono Preamp; KLAudio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner.

            Bluesound Vault-2 Music Server & Streamer

            VTL 6.5 preamp Series II
            Pass Labs 150.8 Amp

            Piega C711 Loudspeakers

            Symposium Osiris Rack; Symposium Platforms and Roller Blocks plus grade 2.5 Balls

            Acoustic Revive RR-888 Low Frequency Pulse Generator

            Shunyata Hydra 8; Shunyata AC Cords; Synergistic Research Level 3 HC AC Cord and Level 3 power cord, Synergistic Carbon fiber wall plates & Blue Outlets, Furutech NCF Booster Brace, Audio Art Ref balanced ICs, MIT Oracle IC and Magnum Speaker Cables

            Sennheiser HDV 650 Headphone Amp; Sennheiser HD800s Headphones.

            Comment


            • #7
              mep,

              Have a look at the Solid Steel HW-2L. Made in Italy, and $1400, or $2200 for the model with 3 levels.

              http://www.solidsteel.it/scheda.php?...e=16&codpro=41
              Disclosure:
              Alma Music and Audio - La Jolla, CA
              Aqua Hi-Fi - Audio Research - Audioquest - Audionet - Audiopax - Auralic - Aurender - Bergmann - Brodmann - D'Agostino - darTZeel - Devialet - DEQX - ELAC - Evolution Acoustics - Hegel - iFi - Innuos - IsoTek - Kii Audio - Koetsu - Kronos - Kubala Sosna - Kuzma - Larsen - Linn - MSB Technology - Music Hall - Ortofon - Solid Steel - Technics - Wharfedale - Wilson Audio - YG Acoustics
              [ http://almaaudio.com ]

              Comment


              • #8
                if I were in the mood to do my racks over..based on the construction and performance of an HRS platform (64lbs) I have for the TechDas...I would go HRS if you want to be that spendy.
                Christian
                System Gear

                Comment


                • #9
                  Greg Weaver (TAS?) uses a Grand Prix rack and said it made a significant difference with his Sparta. Anyone know much about these racks? Pricey? Effective?

                  I too would like a double wide SRA rack , but too rich for my blood. :-(
                  Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by allenh View Post
                    Greg Weaver (TAS?) uses a Grand Prix rack and said it made a significant difference with his Sparta. Anyone know much about these racks? Pricey? Effective?

                    I too would like a double wide SRA rack , but too rich for my blood. :-(

                    Just to play devil's advocate. Would you be better off investing more in the platform the table sits on rather than worrying as much as the rack?
                    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                    ________________________________________

                    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                    -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                    -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Good question, Myles. While I don't think you were specifically thinking of these, I always wondered is it better to get a cheaper rack and add Stillpoints and tweak as necessary, or get a good overall rack like SRA or HRS and eschew the platforms...
                      Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 1morerecord2clean View Post
                        Ki Choi. "Functionally good and aesthetically pleasing?" We are talking about audio right?
                        I had a long day and it was my one of my weak moments.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Myles, because I started with just the footers with Symposium and built from there adding platforms and eventually the rack that every layer on the cake increased performance greatly. I asked the same question you are asking before I bought the rack. The rack in the end made as much difference as all the footers and platforms combined IMO.

                          Just to play devil's advocate. Would you be better off investing more in the platform the table sits on rather than worrying as much as the rack?[/QUOTE]
                          TW Acustic TT with Ref motor & controller; Tri-Planar Arm; Ortofon Windfeld-Ti Cartridge, Harmonix-Combak platter matte & weight; Arcam R Phono Preamp; KLAudio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner.

                          Bluesound Vault-2 Music Server & Streamer

                          VTL 6.5 preamp Series II
                          Pass Labs 150.8 Amp

                          Piega C711 Loudspeakers

                          Symposium Osiris Rack; Symposium Platforms and Roller Blocks plus grade 2.5 Balls

                          Acoustic Revive RR-888 Low Frequency Pulse Generator

                          Shunyata Hydra 8; Shunyata AC Cords; Synergistic Research Level 3 HC AC Cord and Level 3 power cord, Synergistic Carbon fiber wall plates & Blue Outlets, Furutech NCF Booster Brace, Audio Art Ref balanced ICs, MIT Oracle IC and Magnum Speaker Cables

                          Sennheiser HDV 650 Headphone Amp; Sennheiser HD800s Headphones.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Why do most of the audio specific racks look like an erector set experiment on steroids? Give me sturdy with beautiful wood any day. I can sacrifice sonics for asthetics.
                            Marty

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Agree, Marty. I love wooden racks. Have you seen Kanso racks? Japanese influenced design, all wood racks. Beautiful.
                              Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X