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  • Audio Vault USA Component Rack

    I recently finished my review of an Audio Vault USA rack which I'm now using for my digital gear. You can read the review here:
    Audio Vault USA is a relative newcomer to the world of audio equipment racks designed for use in high end systems. Audio Vault USA was founded a year ago by Dave Vincent. Dave is the President of Audio Vault USA and Dave is a mechanical engineer.  Dave and James Wall who works for Audio Vault... Read More »
    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.

  • #2
    Mark,

    Good price rack and a good review, will consider it.

    In the meantime, the black rack you have next to the Audio Vault seems more substantially made for supporting heavy turntable and plinth. What is it?

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    • #3
      That is my VPI TNT 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.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mep View Post
        I recently finished my review of an Audio Vault USA rack which I'm now using for my digital gear. You can read the review here:
        Great review Mark! Not as sexy to review as equipment but equally important!
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
        Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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        -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.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

          Great review Mark! Not as sexy to review as equipment but equally important!

          Thanks. I agree reviewing a rack is not as sexy as equipment, but you can't listen to your music without one and the better your rack, the better your music.
          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.

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          • #6
            Nice review, Mark. Great price point, too!
            Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mep View Post


              Thanks. I agree reviewing a rack is not as sexy as equipment, but you can't listen to your music without one and the better your rack, the better your music.
              No doubt about it!
              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.

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              • #8
                Nice review Mark!
                Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mep View Post
                  That is my VPI TNT rack.
                  I would be happy with it! Please put my name on it just in case you will be upgrading very soon.

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                  • #10
                    With my back issues I need a rack that is about 2 shelves higher, which would raise the price beyond my means. Not just that, I think for the gear I own it would be a disproportionate investment.
                    Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ki Choi View Post
                      I would be happy with it! Please put my name on it just in case you will be upgrading very soon.

                      Ki-I have already written your name on it. Will you becoming here in person to pick it up? The legs are all filled with lead shot and the base of the stand weighs well over 100lbs.
                      Last edited by mep; 03-08-2016, 03:50 PM.
                      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.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
                        With my back issues I need a rack that is about 2 shelves higher, which would raise the price beyond my means. Not just that, I think for the gear I own it would be a disproportionate investment.
                        Johnny-I won't get into the cost factor, but I'm pretty sure you would hear an improvement with the gear you have if you placed it on a better quality rack than what you are currently using. I slummed with a cheap rack for too long.
                        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.

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                        • Johnny Vinyl
                          Johnny Vinyl commented
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                          I hear ya, and I don't disagree. It's a lovely looking unit as well and I'd love to get it.

                      • #13
                        Originally posted by mep View Post


                        Ki-I have already written your name on it. Will you becoming here in person to pick it up? The legs are all filled with lead shot and the bass of the stand weighs well over 100lbs.
                        Dang... I need to buy a pickup truck for the road trip. Can the lead shot be left behind and get just the stand on a pallet?

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Ki Choi View Post
                          Dang... I need to buy a pickup truck for the road trip. Can the lead shot be left behind and get just the stand on a pallet?

                          Sure, the lead shot can be left behind as long as you remove all of it!
                          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.

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                          • #15
                            Enjoyed reading the rack review mark. I see it's staying for digital duties.

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                            Every day is a good day to play analog.
                            - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
                            - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
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                            Every day is a good day for live music.
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