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Old 04-21-2019, 09:28 PM
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Default New racks from Butcher Block Acoustics?

Has anyone seen one of these racks live?
Pictures looks nice. One bad thing...it “appears” they have to assembled?
Please let me know if you have actually seen one.
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:36 PM
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I did see them at their booth at Axpona last weekend. However, I did not pay close attention to all of the product details, but the quality overall looked excellent.
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Has anyone seen one of these racks live?
Pictures looks nice. One bad thing...it “appears” they have to assembled?
Please let me know if you have actually seen one.
Thx!
I saw those pictures. They did look really nice.
Nice enough that I wish I needed a stand, actually.

I don't see assembly as a bad thing, though. They look simple enough to assemble, and the ability to ship them for a reasonable cost to dealers and customers is added value.

How many stands don't need assembly, though? I can only think of Silent Running at the moment. Most seem to need some degree of end user adjustment.
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I just received my maple shelf/walnut leg kit rack last week; nice and sold. Assembly is a breeze.
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I just received my maple shelf/walnut leg kit rack last week; nice and sold. Assembly is a breeze.
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Old 11-13-2019, 12:20 PM
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I just purchased and assembled a 3 rack unit in all maple. The shelves are 48 x 20 so it's HEAVY. I assembled it alone and it took about 1/2 hour. All hardware and tools are included except for a wooden block to knock in the covers for the screw heads. I finished the assembly and then left for vacation so I'll move it into place when I return home. It weighs north of 140 pounds so I'll have to get one of me kids to help me. I'll post pics after the equipment is loaded on to it. It is solid as a rock!
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I discovered rigidracks from Butcher Block Acoustics here in audioaficionado. This is one of the reasons why I decided to join an audiophile forum; to discover new products and brands that I may want to own.

I needed a 36" wide cabinet to work with my space especially speaker placement. I visited the Butcher Block Acoustics website and found a rack that had the right dimensions. Their site has facebook links where customers have posted pictures of their applications. The pictures were gorgeous and I thought I could proudly own one of their racks. I called them, and after talking to their customer service rep, she told me the racks are built in Pennsylvania but ship from California. I wanted to know if they offered coasters for the spiked feet. They didn't so I decided leveling feet were what I wanted.

I decided to place an order. I got a personal email from the company owner thanking me for the purchase. The items came via UPS in six days. There were 5 boxes. When I unboxed, I found they included a star screw driver and all hardware. To unbox and assemble took me about 2 hours. Removing gear involved unplugging audiophile grade power cords and interconnects. After removing, shifting my audio cabinet left 3", installing the rigidrack (which included leveling), and reinstalling the gear took a week. This was done after telework and a weekend. After assembly I was concerned about shelf vibrations. I found after installing the heavy gear much less vibration after tapping the shelves.

The light maple shade I ordered really contrast well against the black A/V components and aesthetically I am very pleased. It accommodated my oversized 80 lb SimAudio Moon W5 amplifier nicely. Sonically the sound improved. I notice consistent larger soundstage height. It is easier to discern backing vocals and the words they are singing. Detail and timbre of instruments are more discernible, etc.

My dream rack would be from HRS. I've tried their nimbus products with good results. But their racks are prohibitively expensive for me. My Rigidrack set me back $1,441 USD and included the shipping. I am a very happy owner.
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FWIW I built my own butcher block rack system. I used 1" butcher block counter top and 3/4" black steel pipe. It was a great project for being in lockdown. Most everything was delivered to my door from Amazon and Home Depot.
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FWIW I built my own butcher block rack system. I used 1" butcher block counter top and 3/4" black steel pipe. It was a great project for being in lockdown. Most everything was delivered to my door from Amazon and Home Depot.
Sounds nice Bill....got any pics?
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I got one of their three shelf racks a few months ago for one of my vintage systems. Some assembly required, but it was easy. Very sturdy, heavy rack. I'll try to post a pic later on.
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