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post #31 of 49
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Nice post JonL, you don't have to be a believer in isolation but you can't deny the existence of vibrations, which you outlined nicely. Whether is does or doesn't affect the sound, I can't say. But I don't see anything wrong with trying out a few different isolation materials for the sake of learning what does and doesn't work.

The way I see it, if I cover my bases fairly well (in regards to isolation, vibration dampening, power conditioning, and cables) then things will be fine. Although I don't believe in a lot of the "snake oil" hype, I don't think it's a black or white issue. So, my philosophy is that good quality/budget tweaks, conditioning, and cables will keep my wallet heavier and my ears happier (whether they know the difference or not).

That's my story and I'm sticking to it
post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by Thaddy
Just because many audio sites have sections dedicated to isolation does not mean it's a legit way to tweak and change the sound of your system.

Do not turn this thread into a debate about which material sounds better. Personally, I think it's a bunch of bull****. If you don't like the way your system sounds, then get different speakers/CDP/amps etc... Either way, this thread is for budget audio racks, especially the Lack tables.

if you re-read my post you will see that i was recommending he try different materials to see their effect...a point you seem to pick up as a recommendation in the post just above. in fact i wrote earlier about my budget rack as well...i like the ikea rack and i was mearly encouraging everyone to try cheap experiments.

i wasn't trying to hijack the thread...just give some other budget ideas for trial...please continue on with your flip-flopping recommendations as witnessed in the quoted thread here and the post just above.

cheers
post #33 of 49
Thread Starter 
Flip-flopping recommendations? I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean...

I wasn't picking on your per se, I just didn't want to see this thread turn into a "which isolation material sound better" argument.

I've got nothing against trying out new things, especially those dealing with tweaks that some might consider snake oil or uncommon. Sorry if I came off like I was attacking you, it wasn't my intention.
post #34 of 49
Anyone know where to buy spikes for one of these in Canada?

Thanks,

Biggie.
post #35 of 49
Hi-

Can anyone give me more information about the type of spikes used? I saw that some users used "plum bob" spikes, others used generic "speaker spikes".

Thanks
post #36 of 49
Not a lack rack - but this is what I will be getting from Ikea for a rack:



Amp will go on the floor, followed by preamp, CD player and my turntable at the very top.

I really like the fact that it is made out of solid wood.

EDIT:

Here is the link if anyone is interested:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70011793
post #37 of 49
LFF, I think you will find that wholly inappropriate for a turntable on top.
post #38 of 49
Interesting thread. I was using a Lack table as a hifi equipment rack for a few years. I had no idea that it was a more common usage for them. They really are sturdy, neat-looking, and cheap.
post #39 of 49
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Originally Posted by Headphony View Post
They really are sturdy, neat-looking, and cheap.
Wow, way to bring back an old thread. The Lack is "really" sturdy for sure. I've been using mine for many years now, and it even survived a house move couple years back. I thought I lost it after it got soaked by water, but after some hair-dryer action, it's still doing well and most importantly, sounding great. This is my old Lack shelf using the wider version of same Ikea Lack, spikes under legs and bottom shelf also. That DIY-looking amp is First Watt F5..

post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by IceClass View Post
LFF, I think you will find that wholly inappropriate for a turntable on top.
Yeah - I am not mounting it directly to the top. I will have an isolation platform on the top and then the turntable on top of the platform. Should work fine.
post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by LFF View Post
Yeah - I am not mounting it directly to the top. I will have an isolation platform on the top and then the turntable on top of the platform. Should work fine.
I looked at the same item for the same use minus the TT and found it horribly rickety.
post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by euclid View Post
this is the coffee table version, ideally id like to use 3. the base having no legs and then the first level tall enough to allow ventilation for monoblocks. edit: im doubting that will hold a 70lb tv actually

Anyone with a P500 must be awesome!
post #43 of 49
Here's my project for the next several months (Cheaper than the Lack tables and more satisfying IMO, plus it looks better ):



Brendan
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by IceClass View Post
I looked at the same item for the same use minus the TT and found it horribly rickety.
The one I saw in the store was very solid, more so than the lack tables.

I guess it depends on who puts it together.
post #45 of 49
Nice one Brendan. Looks very pleasant on the eye and quite solid too.

What's the story behind it and what does it cost out at?
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