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Tiny audio rack

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

So I'm looking for a small rack to fit onto my desk.It's going to hold just my amp and DAC. Both have a relatively small footprint, so I can use something this small to help save desk space. I have no idea where to even begin such a search.

 

This pic I found is a prime example of what I'm looking for. Too bad whoever posted it did so 3 years ago and is long gone.

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post #2 of 24

Seems like something you'd find at ikea to me.

post #3 of 24

Ooh yeah I'd like that, I'd totally get that if anyone knew where.

post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 

It does look like somewhere from Ikea but I've seen nothing that you can even mod to look like that.

post #5 of 24

I made mine with a granite place mat and some chrome door stops glued onto the base.

 

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post #6 of 24

That looks perfect. I've been looking for something like this too. My amp and dac being spread out are taking up way too much space, but I think I'll need a bigger shelf than in the one in the picture though. 1" X 1" surface area... Spread out and it's 2" X 1"   Way too much space hogged up.

 

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Originally Posted by Geruvah View Post

So I'm looking for a small rack to fit onto my desk.It's going to hold just my amp and DAC. Both have a relatively small footprint, so I can use something this small to help save desk space. I have no idea where to even begin such a search.

 

This pic I found is a prime example of what I'm looking for. Too bad whoever posted it did so 3 years ago and is long gone.

workingarea2.jpg

post #7 of 24

I've been browsing the Ikea website for a while now and I can't seem to find anything similar to it either. However, you might be able to DIY it as well. It doesn't like too hard to make as long as you can find someone to cut the glass since that would probably the hardest part. You could also go with a similar rack made out of wood.

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$390.00? outrageous.

post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by Lenni View Post

$390.00? outrageous.



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

post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by Lenni View Post

$390.00? outrageous.



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


Like this one?

 

http://cgim.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/vs.pl?vopin&1062430831&viewitem&1&showall

post #12 of 24

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 cool.gif; 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...rolleyes.gif

 

my 2c  

 

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Originally Posted by Lenni View Post

$390.00? outrageous.



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

post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by Lenni View Post

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 cool.gif; 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...rolleyes.gif

 

my 2c  

 

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Originally Posted by John2e View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by Lenni View Post

$390.00? outrageous.



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


 


But it's Beech wood... I'm not sure I'd even want my components on something that is such an excellent firewood.

post #14 of 24

Bumping up the old thread. Any ideas on where to get anything like that desktop rack?

post #15 of 24
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Bumping up the old thread. Any ideas on where to get anything like that desktop rack?

Maybe try staples/officemax for a desktop shelf unit? Something like this?

 

http://www.officemax.com/office-furniture/desk-accessories-organizers/product-prod4341172?cm_mmc=Pricegrabber-_-Office%20Furniture-_-Desk%20Accessories%20and%20Organizers-_-NULL&srccode=cii_5784816&cpncode=30-107378717-2

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