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Old 07-31-2012, 01:13 AM
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Steve...that's a nice looking rack of Mac
+1.....Nice contrast between the Mc and the cherry shelves?

I like your Vicoustic panels too.

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Old 07-31-2012, 01:32 AM
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Cyril & 'cisco... Vicoustic=awesome! Been quite happy with the performance of the vented & fluted Quadraspire Sunoko racks & prefer them acoustically to the SolidSteel 5.5 which I had previously. As each shelf is decoupled with the rods, there is some slight footfall. I will go under the house & finish putting some more floor joists in!

I would like to get something under the MT10 & would be happy to try a few things. To begin with, I will try some Vibrapods with 1mm balsa discs underneath because they are cheap & easy to get... Not sure if I want to go way of the bicycle tube but I'm open to suggestions...

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Old 08-01-2012, 01:08 AM
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[B]Cyril & 'cisco... [/BI would like to get something under the MT10 & would be happy to try a few things. To begin with, I will try some Vibrapods with 1mm balsa discs underneath because they are cheap & easy to get... Not sure if I want to go way of the bicycle tube but I'm open to suggestions...
Try a Ginko platform. Do a search on Ginko isolation platforms -- Vin is a great guy. YMMV.

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:07 PM
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The footfall issue will most likely not be cured with a Gingko, if it were air born vibrations or vibrations with in the gear itself that's where the Gingko would be effective and works great. The motion a footfall produces is just way to much energy for the Gingko......I have had the line for the past five years and thier products in my systems in hopes of eliminating the footfall problem in my current room but they actually made it worse......The fix was going under the house and reinforcing the floor joist and adding jacks.

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:33 PM
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The footfall issue will most likely not be cured with a Gingko, if it were air born vibrations or vibrations with in the gear itself that's where the Gingko would be effective and works great. The motion a footfall produces is just way to much energy for the Gingko......I have had the line for the past five years and thier products in my systems in hopes of eliminating the footfall problem in my current room but they actually made it worse......The fix was going under the house and reinforcing the floor joist and adding jacks.
Jeff, that was my problem (joists over a crawl space) and it didn't really help as was your case. I eventually sold the Ginko & the owner was pleased that he no longer experienced issues with his heavy foot traffic. That in turn made me happy.

Suggested the Ginko as Vin is a great guy & makes a nice product. Everything is system dependent -- tweak "A" may work in my system & have different results in someone elses.

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Analogue Sources: SME 20/2 w/SME V arm & Nordost Valhalla TA cable, Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge & Akai GX-400D Reel-to-Reel w/relapped heads by JRF Magnetic Sciences.
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Speaker Cables: Wireworld Platinum Eclipse
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Jeff, that was my problem (joists over a crawl space) and it didn't really help as was your case. I eventually sold the Ginko & the owner was pleased that he no longer experienced issues with his heavy foot traffic. That in turn made me happy.

Suggested the Ginko as Vin is a great guy & makes a nice product. Everything is system dependent -- tweak "A" may work in my system & have different results in someone elses.

Bob
So true
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:31 PM
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MT10 is racked pending CA cart upgrade & setup. Furutech Silver Arrows phono cable is currently being burned in using Hagerman FryBaby phono cable burner.

BTW, that's the new MC2301 on the bottom rack (for the centre channel) which was turned on yesterday. It has octet matched GL KT88s & TFK ECC801S pair to boot. Plus Herbie's tube rings on all.

Steve.......I am impressed with your system and the way you have set it up. It is gorgeous. I must admit the MT10 looks good sitting on top of the rack above the other amazing McIntosh components. In fact, yours is the first MT10 I have seen that looks like it belongs where it is placed. Well done.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:23 AM
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Steve.......I am impressed with your system and the way you have set it up. It is gorgeous. I must admit the MT10 looks good sitting on top of the rack above the other amazing McIntosh components. In fact, yours is the first MT10 I have seen that looks like it belongs where it is placed. Well done.
Dan...Thanks for the compliment...it's getting there...When I am finished with the new power runs, I will take some more pics & post showing all 3 racks.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:40 AM
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Steve -- it is a gorgeous layout - I've looked at the photo numerous times and the light colored shelving w/black uprights just accentuates the McIntosh gear and says, "I may just be a rack, but look what my job is & for whom."

Bob
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Digital Source: dCS Paganini 4 stack (Transport/DAC/Clock/Upsampler)
Analogue Sources: SME 20/2 w/SME V arm & Nordost Valhalla TA cable, Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge & Akai GX-400D Reel-to-Reel w/relapped heads by JRF Magnetic Sciences.
Tuner: McIntosh MR74 and MR71 w/L12 Cabinets
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Speakers: Raidho C3.1's in Burl Walnut
Power Isolation: Isoclean PT-3030G III 3KVA Isolation Transformer w/Isoclean Super Focus In/Out Cables.
Power Bar: Isoclean ICP 206 Non-Filtered Power Bar.
Power Cables: Wireworld Platinum Electra on amps, preamp & each dCS Paganini component.
Power Outlets: Isoclean ICP-003 Power Wall Socket.
Speaker Cables: Wireworld Platinum Eclipse
Signal Cables: WireWorld Platinum Eclipse XLR's on dCS Paganini & VAC Sig MK IIa to MC2301's. Wireworld Platinum Starlite 110 ohm Balanced on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
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Steve -- it is a gorgeous layout - I've looked at the photo numerous times and the light colored shelving w/black uprights just accentuates the McIntosh gear and says, "I may just be a rack, but look what my job is & for whom."

Bob
Thanks Bob...wait 'till you see the CA cart! The clubell side-rockit will be worth the effort.

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