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Offline Nick B

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equipment stands
« on: February 22, 2018, 07:10:36 PM »
I’m in the market for equipment stands. Nothing fancy. MDF is fine. Need to look decent/good as they’ll be in the living room. Prefer $200 or less. Kit is ok as well.
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Re: equipment stands
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 10:26:08 PM »
Check out the Pangea Vulcan Stands from Audio Advisor



$99 in black and $129 in optional finishes

https://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PGVULRK
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Re: equipment stands
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2018, 10:26:11 AM »
Check out the Pangea Vulcan Stands from Audio Advisor



$99 in black and $129 in optional finishes

https://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PGVULRK

Thanks, Tom. Looks good and great price 👍
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Re: equipment stands
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2018, 06:50:20 PM »
I've been looking at the same stand. Looks like a great value. I know they also used to have some B-stock, cosmetically blemished VTI type racks a few years back. Good value.

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Re: equipment stands
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2018, 07:33:00 PM »
I saw them at Capital Audio fest. Not the sturdiest stands at the show, but then again they cost less than you would pay in sales tax on lots of the other racks.
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Re: equipment stands
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2018, 11:26:58 PM »
Tom,
I think they would work fine for me. The heaviest piece I have is a 65 lb amp and I may be replacing that anyway. The main discussion with my wife is what color can I have.....
Nick
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Re: equipment stands
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 06:57:18 PM »
Tom,
I think they would work fine for me. The heaviest piece I have is a 65 lb amp and I may be replacing that anyway. The main discussion with my wife is what color can I have.....
Nick

65 lbs and that rack will fold lol  :duh
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Re: equipment stands
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 07:01:21 PM »
Tom,
I think they would work fine for me. The heaviest piece I have is a 65 lb amp and I may be replacing that anyway. The main discussion with my wife is what color can I have.....
Nick

65 lbs and that rack will fold lol  :duh

Maybe it will..... if so you’ll be among the first to know 😄😄
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Re: equipment stands
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 08:51:00 AM »
They are speced at 66 lbs max per shelf and 200 lbs total for the rack.

65 lbs is cutting it close, but I would put the amp on the bottom shelf anyway. And if you do that and you see the shelf start to sag you can always put a block of wood under the middle of the shelf to provide more support, so I think you will be OK
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Re: equipment stands
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2018, 09:49:10 AM »
They are speced at 66 lbs max per shelf and 200 lbs total for the rack.

65 lbs is cutting it close, but I would put the amp on the bottom shelf anyway. And if you do that and you see the shelf start to sag you can always put a block of wood under the middle of the shelf to provide more support, so I think you will be OK

Yes, it would be a bottom shelf placement. My McCormack amp will possibly be replaced by either of the Folsom amps if things work out.
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Re: equipment stands
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2018, 10:48:39 AM »
  Are we interested in price points or function ? If price point then the Pangea is a good choice. If a Pangea rack is purchased proper footers will be required. VEM, Herbies, etc.
  So consider price of footers along with Pangea. The purpose of the stand is to tame vibration as well as holding the gear. They can get expensive.
  Also note it is recommended to decouple rack from floor. Herbies products come to mind for that purpose. So in the end if you choose a rack designed to deal with vibration no footers required.
  Check out Audiogon for used stands as well. Good luck.

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Re: equipment stands
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2018, 11:57:58 AM »
  Are we interested in price points or function ? If price point then the Pangea is a good choice. If a Pangea rack is purchased proper footers will be required. VEM, Herbies, etc.
  So consider price of footers along with Pangea. The purpose of the stand is to tame vibration as well as holding the gear. They can get expensive.
  Also note it is recommended to decouple rack from floor. Herbies products come to mind for that purpose. So in the end if you choose a rack designed to deal with vibration no footers required.
  Check out Audiogon for used stands as well. Good luck.

charles
 

I’m interested more in price point as I still haven’t bought speakers. Don’t have much interest in absolute vibration control etc, especially if very expensive.  I’m familiar with Herbies and Steve’s prices are very reasonable. I’ll be going from wall to wall carpeting to engineered flooring sometime this year. I also just found some info on Sanus stands and your suggestion about used on Agon is excellent
Nick
ICEpower 1200as2 stereo amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Border Patrol SE dac
Auralic Aries Mini
Roon & Tidal
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A