that is true, but there's a reason why some of those racks are expensive; they're more than just pretty pieces of furniture; they're sophisticated audio component ; they're audiophile racks. audiophiles buy them primarily because they may (or may not) have a part in the system. if you tell me that this little rack sitting on a desk is going to contribute to the SQ of a HP system then is a different story, and since I've no tried it I'm open to possibilities. however, if it's not, and is just a beautiful piece of furniture, then it'd be a complete rip off. furthermore, it'd be wrong and abusive of ALO to charge that much for something just because it is used with audiophile components, but has no part in the sound of the system. I really would have a BIG issue with that. I hope you can see my point.
of course you have the usual skeptics that are gonna tell you that no rack as an effect on the sound...
Originally Posted by John2e
Originally Posted by Lenni
Oh yeah, but there are way more expensive racks on audiogon with a similar build quality. And this thing really is beautiful. Considering some may be putting some expensive equip and nice phones on it, maybe not to some. YMMV