Are glass shelves bad for audio racks?

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  1. Shade Watson

    Shade Watson Stunt Coordinator

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    I am planning on building a DIY audio rack. I had been planning on something similar to the Bell O'Getti with the face frame front and glass shelves.
    However, a friend of mine has a similar rack, and he claims that certain frequencies vibrate the shelves so much that it causes his CD player to skip.
    Is this normal? Does glass make for poor performing AV shelves?
     
  2. Rich Kraus

    Rich Kraus Stunt Coordinator

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    use thicker glass.
    i would imagine it to be a fine material, if you get it thick enough to have some mass to it. 1/2 to 3/4 in thick ought to do it.
    it'l look neat too.
    ('course thick glass aint cheap...)
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  3. Keith Paynter

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    It would be damn heavy too, and I wouldn't want to be the one to drop it...
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  4. Bill Harada

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    One other recommendation...have your glass tempered. It'll make the shelves considerably stronger (4x) than regular glass of the same thickness. Plus, if it does ever break it'll crumble into little pieces (like a car window) instead of large shards.
    When my daughter started walking (several years ago) I had a 1/8" thick piece of glass cut and tempered to make a screen shield for my 50" RPTV. It only added a few dollars to the cost (but added a few additional days to the delivery time). Ask your glass shop about price when you order you shelves.
    Bill
     

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