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post #106 of 162

I had a lesser Solid Steel for years and it was excellent.  This looks really nice.  What is that in back?  Artwork or sound deadening? 

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Originally Posted by SR-71Panorama View Post

I finally bought a commercial rack.  Its not off-the-charts expensive, but I believe it to be high end.

Its the hyper spike HS4 from SolidSteel.

 

It uses MDF shelves, but there is a rubberized compound paint on the top and some sort of polished paint on the bottom.

I also have a diy 'flexy' with MDF shelves and the difference in vibration is mind boggling.

 

post #107 of 162

Looks to be a giant absorber, with diffusers all around

post #108 of 162
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Originally Posted by colinharding View Post

Racks?  You guys are talking equipment shelves biggrin.gif, this is what a rack looks like (also free if you can find an old decommissioned theater).

 

 

     

I've got a couple racks in my office for my lab gear. Not exactly the stuff that makes the wife happy!

post #109 of 162

HEY WOAH WAIT A SECOND HERE. 5k for the proper chair does nothing but enhance the listening experience. A genuine Eames Lounger runs right around 5k...

 

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Originally Posted by tankteh View Post

I'm not referring to headphones. That is a necessity for music listening. I'm referring to those that drop 20 thousand on a rack. Ten thousand plus on a per power cord, 5,000 for a chair and buy every headphone/headphone amp that ranges from 20 dollars to 7000 dollars. They can do what they want with their income, but there is a point where one of their friends, (assuming they have any) tell them to chill out and just appreciate the music. When you have a blue hawaii and a 009, why do you need a hd800 and a p1u?

post #110 of 162
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

HEY WOAH WAIT A SECOND HERE. 5k for the proper chair does nothing but enhance the listening experience. A genuine Eames Lounger runs right around 5k...

 


Indeed, it's probably the best audio related "investment" one could do. I'd rather buy an Eames than a pair of SR009's.

EDIT : damn, just saw that typo...
Edited by customcoco - 4/10/13 at 1:39pm
post #111 of 162

I've had the Eames in my system for 18 years.  Still great and always will be.  

post #112 of 162

I've used a custom designed Billy Bags component rack and a matching amp stand for years. One nice feature is the optional special feet which allows the audiophile to slide a rack, fully loaded with gear, across the carpet, which was a huge selling point for me.

post #113 of 162

A good chair will be the most worthwhile investment you ever make in the hobby. :D Especially if you swap gear a lot. Chair stays til it falls apart.

 

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Originally Posted by Icenine2 View Post

I've had the Eames in my system for 18 years.  Still great and always will be.  

post #114 of 162

May not be high end in price, but i think its pretty high end as far as utility and its goals are concerned. built it(more like stacked it) myself. Made out of cinder blocks, MDF and 1/4" neoprene rubber that i cut to size to put between every layer to be used to vibration isolation/dampening. The top shelf is gonna be replaced with a 1" think piece of acrylic from TAP Plastics down the road as well.

 

post #115 of 162

haha that rack is ghetto.
 

post #116 of 162
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Originally Posted by customcoco View Post


Indeed, it's probably the best audio related "investment" one could do. I'd rather buy an Eames than a pair of SR009's.

EDIT : damn, just saw that typo...

If you would rather buy a chair over a pair of sr009's you need to get your life straightened out. Come on kid. 

post #117 of 162

Good job Souprknowva!.

 . There have been many -"home made" racks made this side of the Atlantic and some --surprisingly enough when tested by "golden Ears" outperformed some commercial units.

        Dont judge by looks it doesnt always work that way. 

post #118 of 162
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

A good chair will be the most worthwhile investment you ever make in the hobby. :D Especially if you swap gear a lot. Chair stays til it falls apart.

 

here's my choice for a listening chair.

 

 

http://www.vitalitywebb.com/backstore/Index_Recliners.htm?Source=Google&gclid=CNyyzNWj0rYCFQWCnQod9GsAMg

post #119 of 162
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Originally Posted by tankteh View Post

haha that rack is ghetto.

I have a lot of cinder blocks already in my home for different things, so it's a motif I like. The utilitarian look is something I appreciate. But yes it looks pretty ghetto, but I bet it would compete very well with other high end racks, it's very massive obviously, and is vibration dampened at every level with an industrial strength rubber material known for its vibration dampening characteristics.

But really I just like to put most of my money into things that will make the biggest difference in sound, so the rack came last monetarily.
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Originally Posted by duncan1 View Post

Good job Souprknowva!.
 . There have been many -"home made" racks made this side of the Atlantic and some --surprisingly enough when tested by "golden Ears" outperformed some commercial units.
        Dont judge by looks it doesnt always work that way. 

Thanks duncan1 smily_headphones1.gif
post #120 of 162

Having owned 009s and moved to speakers instead I'd also rather buy a 5k chair instead of 009s.

 

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Originally Posted by tankteh View Post

If you would rather buy a chair over a pair of sr009's you need to get your life straightened out. Come on kid. 

 

I was actually planning on one of these for awhile, and am still considering it...but an expensive listening chair is a ways off for me.

 

I've also shifted towards speakers at this point and I feel the Zero G recliners might alter sound due to different ear position in relation to the speakers.

 

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Originally Posted by fatcat28037 View Post

here's my choice for a listening chair.

 

 

http://www.vitalitywebb.com/backstore/Index_Recliners.htm?Source=Google&gclid=CNyyzNWj0rYCFQWCnQod9GsAMg

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