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  1. Bowers Wilkins

    Bowers Wilkins Auditioning

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    I am looking for a good rack for my components including a Rotel RSX-1065.

    I remember hearing about a high-end rack from Australia that has a reputation for being one of the best. I think the name is composed of two words that rhyme but I can't remember what it is. Can anyone help me remember the name of this rack? I think it costs 5 or 10K. Thanks.

    Also, does anyone know of any high-quality racks with marble shelves?
     
  2. SvenS

    SvenS Second Unit

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    Geez, I was expecting a nice picture of a buxom babe!
     
  3. James R. Geib

    James R. Geib Stunt Coordinator

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    Lovan makes some excellent equipment racks, sans marble shelving. Naim makes the best looking rack, to me, called the Naim Fraim. Could that be your elusive ryhming rack maker?
     
  4. James R. Geib

    James R. Geib Stunt Coordinator

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    Although, Naim is English, not Australian. Their racks are both functional and costly, hovering between the $5k and $10K figures you mention.
     
  5. Mike_Ch

    Mike_Ch Stunt Coordinator

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    Bowers Wilkins (great name btw lol but is that really your real name?),

    The Naim Fraim is indeed English and not Australian. I don't really know of any high-end audio rack specialists in Australia that costs 5-10K US $$$. Cost of the Naim frame- Base frame costs around US$800, then add $500 for each shelf. These prices are approximate only (converted from English pounds, your local distributor will probably charge more). Also, buying a rack that costs several times the cost of your receiver might not be the greatest idea. A custom made shelf would cost significantly less.

    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  6. Bowers Wilkins

    Bowers Wilkins Auditioning

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    Can anyone refer me to a website that sells or reviews the Naim Frame? Thanks.
     
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    Piers C Stunt Coordinator

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    The best source of reviews on the Fraim is from actual owners. Go to the Naim forum and do a search on "Fraim." Here is the link:
    http://naim-audio.infopop.net/1/OpenTopic?a=cfrm
    You should be warned that racks produce some strong views on the Naim forum, especially regarding Mana, which is another well regarded rack. Mana has their own forum.
    If you have a budget in mind that you can share here may get more specific recommendations.
     
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    RussKon Stunt Coordinator

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    ok....
    do you have a basket full of cash just laying around?...
    the prices listed above are really very high for a rack..
    check out the options here
    www.middleatlantic.com
    racks from free standing steel to in-wall installed to oak side panels with shelves, custom rackshelves, and much more
    at prices much...much lower than listed above...and very high quality!!!!!
     
  9. Mike_Ch

    Mike_Ch Stunt Coordinator

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    Bowers,

    There is a review of the Naim Fraim in the HiFi Choice magazine about 2 months ago. PM me if you want to know more.

    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  10. Dave Miller

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    Bowers, I have a BellO AT-484 component rack that I just love.
    Check it out:
    http://www.audioreview.com/Racks&Sta...3_1592crx.aspx
    at audioreview.com if you want see it. I think I paid $250 at Tweeter.
    Peace,
    DM
    edit: Sorry, I can't get the stupid Hyperlink function to work.
     

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