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Old 08-28-2020, 11:07 AM
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Default Stackable vs. Non-Stackable Racks

Any differences between the two in sound quality? Which one do you prefer and why?



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Old 08-28-2020, 07:53 PM
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Interesting question. I have had both but can't tell you if I could tell how the racks impacted the sound. Maybe if we were talking HRS or Critical Mass more might chime in.
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Old 08-29-2020, 12:36 PM
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Interesting question. I have had both but can't tell you if I could tell how the racks impacted the sound. Maybe if we were talking HRS or Critical Mass more might chime in.
Thanks Jim! I would love to have HRS or Critical Mass but unfortunately they are way out of my budget.
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Speakers: Von Schweikert VR-5 Anniversary MK II Front L/R, LCR-35 Center, VR-1 Rear L/R Sub: JL Audio F113
Amps: PS Audio BHK Signature 300 Mono, McIntosh MC207 Pre-Amp PS Audio BHK Signature and Gold Note PH-10 Phono Stage/PSU-10 Power Supply
Turntable: VPI HR-X 12.7 TONEARM (2) and SDS, Stillpoints LPI
Tape Deck Otari 5050B II2
Music Server: Aurender N100H
Cartridges: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Lyra Helikon Mono Digital Source: Oppo UDP-205 DAC: Holo Audio Spring 3 KTE
SSP: Marantz AV8801 Cables: Wireworld Electra 7 (P) Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7, Shunyata Delta NR (I) Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 (S)
Wireworld Platinum Starlight 7 (USB)
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Old 08-29-2020, 01:02 PM
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Thanks Jim! I would love to have HRS or Critical Mass but unfortunately they are way out of my budget.
Nah, you have a premier system and you know the right people.
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Old 08-31-2020, 09:06 AM
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Nah, you have a premier system and you know the right people.
Budget is around $2,000. Id have to find an HRS or Critical Mass that fell off the truck.
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Amps: PS Audio BHK Signature 300 Mono, McIntosh MC207 Pre-Amp PS Audio BHK Signature and Gold Note PH-10 Phono Stage/PSU-10 Power Supply
Turntable: VPI HR-X 12.7 TONEARM (2) and SDS, Stillpoints LPI
Tape Deck Otari 5050B II2
Music Server: Aurender N100H
Cartridges: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Lyra Helikon Mono Digital Source: Oppo UDP-205 DAC: Holo Audio Spring 3 KTE
SSP: Marantz AV8801 Cables: Wireworld Electra 7 (P) Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7, Shunyata Delta NR (I) Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 (S)
Wireworld Platinum Starlight 7 (USB)
AC Power Regeneration: PS Audio DirectStream P15 Power Plant and Shunyata Denali 6000s V2.
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Old 08-29-2020, 01:26 PM
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Consider also Core Design Audio Racks...more affordable than HRS, Stillpoints, etc., and very, very good.

http://coreaudiodesigns.com
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Old 08-31-2020, 09:09 AM
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Consider also Core Design Audio Racks...more affordable than HRS, Stillpoints, etc., and very, very good.

http://coreaudiodesigns.com
More affordable but still a bit over budget. I might have to stretch it a bit.
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Speakers: Von Schweikert VR-5 Anniversary MK II Front L/R, LCR-35 Center, VR-1 Rear L/R Sub: JL Audio F113
Amps: PS Audio BHK Signature 300 Mono, McIntosh MC207 Pre-Amp PS Audio BHK Signature and Gold Note PH-10 Phono Stage/PSU-10 Power Supply
Turntable: VPI HR-X 12.7 TONEARM (2) and SDS, Stillpoints LPI
Tape Deck Otari 5050B II2
Music Server: Aurender N100H
Cartridges: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Lyra Helikon Mono Digital Source: Oppo UDP-205 DAC: Holo Audio Spring 3 KTE
SSP: Marantz AV8801 Cables: Wireworld Electra 7 (P) Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7, Shunyata Delta NR (I) Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 (S)
Wireworld Platinum Starlight 7 (USB)
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Old 08-31-2020, 03:37 AM
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I have HiFi Racks Podium Reference stackable rack. Easy to reconfigure with different leg heights and new shelf tiers. Replaced a no-name fixed shelf rack and there was no comparison. Much better SQ on everything. Then I added Stillpoints...
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Old 08-31-2020, 09:12 AM
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I have HiFi Racks Podium Reference stackable rack. Easy to reconfigure with different leg heights and new shelf tiers. Replaced a no-name fixed shelf rack and there was no comparison. Much better SQ on everything. Then I added Stillpoints...
This is more in line with my budget. HiFi Racks are similar to Timbernation Racks which is what Im leaning towards.

Im also considering the Adona racks.
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Speakers: Von Schweikert VR-5 Anniversary MK II Front L/R, LCR-35 Center, VR-1 Rear L/R Sub: JL Audio F113
Amps: PS Audio BHK Signature 300 Mono, McIntosh MC207 Pre-Amp PS Audio BHK Signature and Gold Note PH-10 Phono Stage/PSU-10 Power Supply
Turntable: VPI HR-X 12.7 TONEARM (2) and SDS, Stillpoints LPI
Tape Deck Otari 5050B II2
Music Server: Aurender N100H
Cartridges: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Lyra Helikon Mono Digital Source: Oppo UDP-205 DAC: Holo Audio Spring 3 KTE
SSP: Marantz AV8801 Cables: Wireworld Electra 7 (P) Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7, Shunyata Delta NR (I) Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 (S)
Wireworld Platinum Starlight 7 (USB)
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This is more in line with my budget. HiFi Racks are similar to Timbernation Racks which is what Im leaning towards.



Im also considering the Adona racks.


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