Anyone else have unstable Salamander racks?

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  1. Joe Reinwald

    Joe Reinwald Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi all,

    I have a Salamander Archetype 5.0 audio rack; the holes in the shelves is considerable larger than the threaded "screw" legs making it a little too unstable for my tastes. I got it on sale from AudioAdvice.com, and when I asked them, they basically said "this is the way we got it from Salamander."

    I have an email in to Sal's customer service dept, but was just curious to know if anyone has run into this problem--maybe I just got some wrong legs with mine? Even so, the bolts and the feet fit the legs, so they would have mispackaged all the hardware.

    -Joe
     
  2. Bruce N

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    You need to tighten the nuts more. I have three pieces of Salamander Archetype stuff and they are all very solid.

    Bruce
     
  3. Kevin C Brown

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    Same-o as BruceN. I have the Archetype. I was very hyper about each shelf being exactly the same distance as the others from the shelf below. That, plus some torque on a wrench to tighten the bolts, and voila, I have a very stable rack. BTW, I have probably over 150 lbs of eqp on mine. 2 components per shelf, using 4 shelves.
     
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    Never had a problem with my Archetype 5.0 and it's been through a move as well as being rolled around (I have casters on the bottom of each leg to facilitate easier access to the back of my components) quite a bit.

    I picked up mine from Audio Advisor, too!

    If I remember correctly, the holes were quite a bit larger than the threaded rods - the nuts and rubber washers hold the boards in place - the rods just support the nuts. I was skeptical about the overall quality before I assembled the rack. Once I put it all together, it was rock steady.

    Good luck!
     
  5. Joe Reinwald

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    Thanks for everybody's replies, I appreciate it. I did cinch the nuts 'n washers down pretty tight, but wanted to check first. I incidentally have a TV35 matching tv stand and it seems more "solid" to me, not only because it's shorter and wider (hence the stability), but the legs are closer to the diameter of the holes, which led to my confusion...

    -Joe
     
  6. Kevin C Brown

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    Joe- I also have the Salamander TV unit for my TV. And yes, it is a little bit more stable than the Archetype. [​IMG]
     

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