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Equipment Table - Ideas wanted

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What with new amps coming and space for any future bits of kit being non - existant I have been thinking about a table which could hold everything

It would need three shelves, be about 1500mm x 500mm and have adjustable feet.

Bottom shelf would have to take about 50Kg

Anyone know of any manufacturers of such a thing?

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Make one?

Choose whichever kitchen work-surface you want for the shelves.

B&Q furniture legs (in a variety of lengths) with adjustable feet - or remove the feet and fit spikes.

Job done for a total cost of £100 or so. And with the flexibility to swap the legs should you swap for higher/lower components in the future.

If you like isolation, make the shelves double thickness and sandwich an inner-tube between.

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I have had similar thoughts to Stickman, but actually ended up just buying some used Atacama Equinoxe units. These are normal size (actually there's a lot of width and depth for standard equipment - I can fit both Welborne monos on a top shelf).

These can then be placed side-by-side, with extra height on one side if you, like me, don't like to bend down to change records! That's one of my pet peeves with a lot of racks, and I find the asymmetric look pretty cool.

So those amps - going to be 50kg then?!??

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50kg is a bit of a guess but 25kg each is probably not that far off the mark.

each amp is approx 600 x 400 so the footprint excludes most standard racks which is why I thought of a table.

Adjustable feet are a must as I have a not quite level concrete floor and no adjustment in the TT.

Making something is not an option and kitchen work tops are out.

Thanks for the link Phil, I will have a look at that sort of thing.

If I could afford a G8 table Murray I would be buying the Gakuohs to go with it!

(No offence intended Pete!)

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I've got an Apollo Mezzo AV Rack. Although standard metal legs and glass shelves, it's double width and very strong.

I have had over 70kgs on the bottom shelf before (currently supporting approx 57 kgs), though I did notice the glass start to bend when I went up to 95kgs, I could have supported it further but have decided to build a new rack when I redocorate the living room (hopefully in a couple of months time)

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Tel wrote:

If I could afford a G8 table Murray I would be buying the Gakuohs to go with it!

(No offence intended Pete!)

and the boat to put it all on?

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ray70 wrote:

Been meaning to ask you this for ages Tel - what amps are you getting?

Bit of a clue here Ray :D

http://www.hifiwigwam.com/view_topic.php?id=32712&forum_id=19

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mighty ant wrote:

Hutter, imported by Phonography but not cheap. New boy to the forum Russell Collinson will make you virtually anything from wood, he advertises on the Dealers Cassifieds. He's a nice chap who does excellent work.

I think I forgot to say cheap!

I am really not into spending loads on stands and furniture for purely cosmetic and dubious acoustic benefits.

I have a concrete floor, as long as I can spike through the carpet to that and adjust the leg height then I am happy. As long as the stand itself doesn't bring anything to the party of course!

Maybe an AV rack table theing is the way to go.

I am planning for the future here really as I can just about accommodate my kit on my existing Quadraspire rack with the amps either side on tiles to keep them off the carpet

If any one knows a good cheap source of 600x400 tiles or stone blocks I would be interested. I have seen some at Fired Earth but cheaper would be better!

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mighty ant wrote:

Tel wrote:
ray70 wrote:
Been meaning to ask you this for ages Tel - what amps are you getting?

Bit of a clue here Ray :D

http://www.hifiwigwam.com/view_topic.php?id=32712&forum_id=19

Kondo?

No idea where you got that idea from, apart from the copper chassis maybe,

Kondo don't sell kits!

This is Coco San not Kondo San :D

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