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  • Jtinn
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    The pleasure is mine!

  • jcmusic
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    Originally posted by mep View Post


    Is that the same company? I'm in the process of writing a review of an Audio Vault rack.
    Well I am not sure I don't know which rack you have that you are reviewing...

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  • jcmusic
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    That is the same rack I have now for my main system, the Audiav rack is just for my Redpoint..

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  • MylesBAstor
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    Originally posted by mep View Post
    I don't know who Ray Shabs is, but Audio Vault USA is a relatively new company (been in business for a year).
    This is a picture of Ray with his rack from 2007. Check out the speakers.

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  • mep
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    I don't know who Ray Shabs is, but Audio Vault USA is a relatively new company (been in business for a year).

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  • MylesBAstor
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    Originally posted by mep View Post


    Is that the same company? I'm in the process of writing a review of an Audio Vault rack.
    Hmmm.... I didn't realize you had Ray Shabs old rack for review when we talked. What was it then? The Suspense rack or something.

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  • MylesBAstor
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    Originally posted by Jtinn View Post

    We actually did testing against a number of uber expensive racks ($25k+) and found that the Wave Kinetics A10-U8 rendered them virtually obsolete. As long as you use a piece of furniture with a bit of rigidity and mass, we have found the A10-U8s easily outperformed the racks.

    When we do shows, we never use racks that cost more than $300 to prove the point.
    Thanks so much Jonathan!

    And glad to see you over here buddy!

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  • Jtinn
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    Beaur: Please feel free to visit our website to find out any information you might need. It is http://wavekinetics.com

    They are not adjustable. Leveling would have to be done another way. I will contact you offline to provide you with the dealer's information.

  • mep
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    Originally posted by jcmusic View Post
    Ki,
    Try [email protected] or 260-908-0945.

    Is that the same company? I'm in the process of writing a review of an Audio Vault rack.

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  • Beaur
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    Jonathan, are the footers adjustable, i.e to they allow levelling of the equipment they are attached to? Also where can I see or evaluate them? I'm in Brooklyn if that makes a difference.

  • Jtinn
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    Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

    Jonathan Tinn markets the Wave Kinetics footers (I think MikeL uses some) and was pushing the proposition that one could use an inexpensive IKEA rack and the Wavekinetic footers. Wish Jonathan was around to talk more about this!
    We actually did testing against a number of uber expensive racks ($25k+) and found that the Wave Kinetics A10-U8 rendered them virtually obsolete. As long as you use a piece of furniture with a bit of rigidity and mass, we have found the A10-U8s easily outperformed the racks.

    When we do shows, we never use racks that cost more than $300 to prove the point.

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  • mep
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    Originally posted by allenh View Post


    Yes, agreed, I remember the post. A dealer I know sold Stillpoints and Quadraspire racks and said the combo would challenge any high end rack.
    I have no idea how that combo sounds, but one thing I do know is that a featherweight could challenge a heavyweight, but it certainly doesn't mean the challenger will be victorious.

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  • allenh
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    Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

    That's exactly the question that I raised a while back. Jonathan Tinn markets the Wavekinetic footers (I think MikeL uses some) and was pushing the proposition that one could use an inexpensive IKEA rack and the Wavekinetic footers. Wish Jonathan was around to talk more about this!

    Yes, agreed, I remember the post. A dealer I know sold Stillpoints and Quadraspire racks and said the combo would challenge any high end rack.

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  • MylesBAstor
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    Originally posted by allenh View Post

    So if one had a strict budget for platforms and rack, is it better to invest in the better platforms, less expensive rack, equals parts of each, or vice versa? Just curious if anyone played around with the different combinations.

    thx

    That's exactly the question that I raised a while back. Jonathan Tinn markets the Wavekinetic footers (I think MikeL uses some) and was pushing the proposition that one could use an inexpensive IKEA rack and the Wavekinetic footers. Wish Jonathan was around to talk more about this!

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  • allenh
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    Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

    Like any rack, the use of a platform will provide additional benefit. At least in my system. Of course here the turntable and the cj GAT preamplifier. Much lower noise floor and better dynamics. Doubt it's the tubes because the GAT only has two tubes.

    But I remember years ago Dave Wilson talking about how solid-state electronics and speaker xovers really benefited from additional isolation. I know that many years ago the JRDG amps certainly benefitted from additional isolation when I had them for review. And is it Ack or Peter A that uses vibraplanes under their PASS amplifiers?
    So if one had a strict budget for platforms and rack, is it better to invest in the better platforms, less expensive rack, equals parts of each, or vice versa? Just curious if anyone played around with the different combinations.

    thx


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