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post #16 of 162
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Originally Posted by En_R View Post


Yes I'm quite familiar with his works. I own one of his later HP3000's and they sound fantastic.
Eh long story. As for the W3000's I bought a pair for my girlfriend as a gift, but she says they are too pretty to use T_T. Defeats the purpose, was trying to drag her away from her Bose.

Edit: I found that the outer plastic shell of those cheap cd stacks (I measured it to be about 5" in diameter) provides perfect support for a headphone as shown here.



Thoughts? I might just get a couple of these, glue them together and stick a pole through the middle.

 

I'd be worried of permanently depressing/deforming the LCD-3 earpads.

post #17 of 162
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I'd be worried of permanently depressing/deforming the LCD-3 earpads.

Hrmm. I guess cut off the bottom half? or cut off the bottom 33%.

They just fit so perfectly redface.gif
post #18 of 162
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Hrmm. I guess cut off the bottom half? or cut off the bottom 33%.

They just fit so perfectly redface.gif

As long as the earpads are depressed you should be good to go IMO.

post #19 of 162

mapleshade samson racks

 

 

 

 

post #20 of 162

Box Audio Furniture. Bottom line. These racks are absolutely stunning in person. 

 

I'm considering one later this year myself. They're pretty friggin' expensive ($2800 for a 4 shelf rack), but man...they're just gorgeous. They even come in a big wooden crate (so said my dealer). :D

 

You could make a good looking Ikea rack for about $50, too. Here's mine...

 

 

1000

 

I've also looked into Mapleshade racks quite a bit as well.

post #21 of 162
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Originally Posted by Radio_head View Post


 

The best headphone stands in terms of functionality + looks are the Rooms FS Stands available from Thomann.de,  No compression of pads and dispersion of weight over the entire headband without stretching anything.  

And they're gorgeous !

post #22 of 162

Core Audio Designs make absolutely brilliant wooden racks with an exception finish. They're pretty exy but worth it.

post #23 of 162
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I think I might just go with the ebay one. So cheap yet so good. Thank you ebay.

Also-

http://www.timbernation.com/josh.cfm


Also if you are in the New Jersey area GET THIS NOW

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beautiful-Metal-Acrylic-Audio-Rack-w-Celebrity-Owner-for-Local-Pickup-in-NJ/330858229246?ssPageName=WDVW&rd=1&ih=014&category=20488&cmd=ViewItem
Edited by En_R - 1/18/13 at 11:03pm
post #24 of 162

Timbernation stuff looks great but after seeing a Box rack in person I don't think anything else will be good enough...

post #25 of 162
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Timbernation stuff looks great but after seeing a Box rack in person I don't think anything else will be good enough...

Oh no, I wasen't praising timbernation racks.

Read what he wrote in that link.
post #26 of 162

i use VTI Audio racks. very nice look and feel. not expensive.

 

http://www.standsandmounts.com/vtiblseriesaudiovideorackbl304bblackcaps.aspx

 

post #27 of 162

The VTI racks are nice looking and very reasonably priced, but I would caution against their use for a high-end setup featuring speakers and/or vinyl. My local dealer has 4 of the short VTI units holding some seriously nice VAC, Esoteric, and Rogue Audio gear, with a turntable on top; this configuration has no lateral rigidity. You push a little against the top shelf, and the whole stack oscillates significantly for quite a while. The worst combination ever is this rack with one of those Clearaudio magnetic-bearing tonearms up top (I hate these arms, btw) -- talk about egregious low-frequency oscillations! We filled the units with lead shot, which did nothing for the lateral rigidity, but at least killed the high-frequency ringing that occurred when tapping the hollow tubes (e.g. with your fingernail) -- a problem with all the hollow metal racks. 

 

I've used Lovan Sovereign racks, which cost more than VTI but has decent rigidity; it's acceptable enough for a good table. The Lovan does display the ringing problem, unless you fill it with something. The shelving boards look nice enough, but aren't very high quality material. 

 

Finding good quality hifi racks that look great and don't cost a fortune is very frustrating! I'd have already upgraded if it wasn't (my Lovans are all nicked up and look a bit ragged; would like something with better quality shelves). My dealer is going to carry Critical Mass Systems; they look stunning but good lord their pricing is ludicrous for a freakin' rack ($3300 per shelf? I don't think so...). I feel the same way about the new VAC Statement gear. Visually a work of art, and I know it'll be likewise sonically, but $50K for a phono stage? Sorry, had to rant a bit :P

post #28 of 162

Anyone have a cheap recommendation IE $200 or less?  I really like the old Sanus Euro stacks but they either seem discontinued or $300.  Kicking myself because one went locally not too long ago for less than $100 but it was before I was really looking for one!
 

post #29 of 162

VTi racks was posted on first page.

post #30 of 162
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post

Anyone have a cheap recommendation IE $200 or less?  I really like the old Sanus Euro stacks but they either seem discontinued or $300.  Kicking myself because one went locally not too long ago for less than $100 but it was before I was really looking for one!

 

I made my Ikea rack for ~$50 and if you spend a but extra to fill the legs with expanding foam it's even nicer.

If you're not concerned about all the 'voodoo' that comes in audiophile racks and just want a good looking one that's what I'd recommend.
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