Opinions on four-shelf equipment racks. Need two.

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Steve Stogel, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. Steve Stogel

    Steve Stogel Supporting Actor

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    Here's what I like:
    http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/auc....ack&1050891912
    Unfortunately, there's no way my equipment rack will cost more than the equipment it supports.

    So here is what I found for $400:
    http://www.audioadvisor.com/store/pr...1&ImageIndex=1

    Then I found this for $189 delivered:
    https://www.dynamichometheater.com/s...gory_Code=STUT

    Seems pretty similar but for half the price.

    I just bought three marble nOrh 4.0s for my front three speakers. So I plan to put an equipment rack on each side of the TV with the top shelf serving as the stand for my left and right speakers. I'll have to figure out what to do with the center for now as my 32" direct view is not deep enough on top to support it. Eventually I plan to have a 42" - 47" widescreen RPTV there, and that should support the center. Think it will be pretty nice, if I must say so myself...and I must, because my wife is not at all thrilled about the looks of the nOrhs. Dah, well. She's very understanding, and I hope the marble will win her over (it's gotta have a better chance than the ceramics).

    Anyway, my question is do y'all think this is about the best I'm going to be able to do as far as 30" to 36" audio racks? I'd love to get some granite racks, and I've seen some for under $1,000. But unless I could find something for $300-$400 each, I wouldn't even consider it.

    So what other options do you guys think I may have, or do you think the High Fidelity rack may be my best bet? It's the best thing I've found, but maybe someone else has found something better in the same price range or something similar for cheaper. Thanks for any help.

    Steve
     
  2. bruce townley

    bruce townley Stunt Coordinator

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    Steve, part of it is what you like, and WAF. Sure, if you spend $6000 you will get a beautiful shelf, and if you spend $60, it will not be as nice. Where in-between do you balance beauty and price??

    I bought a rack from dynamichometheater. They delivered what was promised timely, and I received e-mail back the same date it was sent. No Question I would use them again. I would even e-mail them with your links and ask for suggestions. Very helpful for me. My $.02
     
  3. Allen Ross

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    if you got the time and the tools and the marble you can do the first one your self, granted it will cost almost as much but it will be nice.
     
  4. Frank Zimkas

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  5. Steve Stogel

    Steve Stogel Supporting Actor

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    Thanks for the input, guys.

    Bruce, glad to see dynamichometheater worked out well for you. But I found the same rack for $144 after delivery, so I'll probably go with that other company if I do that one.

    Allen, I don't have the tools, and I'm not that handy. I know some are, and I could probably beg and plead and get some of the HT guys here in Austin to help me out (there are a ton of DIYers and a couple of guys who are making stuff for resale...like trying to make a living out of it...good for them). I'm leaning toward the store-bought rack, but I might bring it up at the next HTF meet I attend to get some input from the guys here that know what they're doing.

    Frank, that is a cool looking rack. $200 seems like a good price, but it may be too high for what I need (then again, it may not...I'll have to check).

    Thanks again, guys.

    Steve
     
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