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post #2476 of 3431
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Originally Posted by bfreedma View Post


Frank, did you actually stack the two units and hear a hum?

Not doubting you, just willing to allow myself to start thinking about the arrival of the GSX in the current batch and want to rearrange the gear in my rack in advance. Stacking would be ergonomically ideal (and the least work!) but if current owners confirm the hum from stacking, I'll rearrange gear so they can be separated.

Approximately how long is the connector for the two components?

Thanks!

When I was with my Publisher comparing the Liquid Gold to the GSX he had the GSX stacked and there was an auible hum. I hear nothing that they are separated and Justin does not recommend stacking because it will hum.

post #2477 of 3431
Thanks for the replies. Can someone please post the approximate length of the cable connecting the PSU and amp?

Might as well separate them and not worry about it - just want to know how far down in the rack I can place the PSU
post #2478 of 3431
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Originally Posted by bigfatpaulie View Post

Interesting - a gate company.  I never would have thought to contact one, but I suppose it is just metal fabrication.  Thanks for the tip!

I've known the owner for sometime, so after giving him drawings I did of both racks, they were made.
The thing I like about both racks is there are extremely strong.
post #2479 of 3431
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Originally Posted by bfreedma View Post

Can someone please post the approximate length of the cable connecting the PSU and amp?

 

4-5ft looks about right.

post #2480 of 3431
The one with my GS-Xmk2 is 4ft exactly.
post #2481 of 3431
Thanks for the quick responses. Why is there always one fewer shelf than you need in the AV rack...

Oh well, a good problem to have soon.
post #2482 of 3431
Could some material be placed between the units shield the interference? I know both devices need to breathe, so I don't know what the solution would be. Or are we stuck with distance being the only fix?
post #2483 of 3431

Supply runs cold.  No worries of burning it out.

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Justin said it can be on the same shelf just not stacked. It will hum if they are stacked.  I use the WA5 on my rack on the same shelf but  these two chassis wont fit on my shelf side by side.

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I seem to recall from earlier in the thread that hum when stacking was not universally heard.  All things being equal, I would prefer to stack.

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Supply runs cold.  No worries of burning it out.
So in that case, would a thick sheet of metal between the devices shield the hum, or does it go right through something like that? I'd prefer to stack for shelf space and aesthetics.
post #2487 of 3431
If the hum field is largely magnetic, a sheet of steel should work well.

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post #2488 of 3431
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by planet View Post
 

I seem to recall from earlier in the thread that hum when stacking was not universally heard.  All things being equal, I would prefer to stack.

I only hear it if I'm using really sensitive headphones like the TH-900s when they're stacked...but not on my Grados? And absolutely nothing with the LCD-X/XC or HD800s.

post #2489 of 3431
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

I only hear it if I'm using really sensitive headphones like the TH-900s when they're stacked...but not on my Grados? And absolutely nothing with the LCD-X/XC or HD800s.

 

Aha -- and thanks.  It seems like everything in this hobby can be answered with, "it depends."  :-)

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Thread Starter 
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Aha -- and thanks.  It seems like everything in this hobby can be answered with, "it depends."  :-)

Funny how much this hobby and life in general have in common. :smile:

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