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Old 02-25-2019, 09:01 PM
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Hoping the title catches your eye, I have a question I am struggling with. Having blown most of my current budget on my components (including cable and power), I have little left for rack and isolation. Having read a ton, and not too many people that I know A/B different rack systems, here is my question:

Is it better to spend very little on a rack (VTI/Pangea/Salamander) and spend a bit on some type of footers (Stillpoints, HRS Nimbus, Isoacoustic)? Or

Spend a bit more on a Timbernation/Mapleshade Samson and skip the footer until i save up?

I think I read that the wood stuff doesn’t really do much for vibrations, just look real nice. It seems to me that you really need to spend over 3-4K on a rack in order to hear an audible difference. Thoughts?

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Old 02-25-2019, 09:45 PM
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I have owned many many racks over my life. Go with the lessor priced rack and shelves for now and use Stillpoints. I carry Salamander and really don’t even like them, that said they do serve a purpose.

Down the road, if/when you get a better rack you will still be able to use the Stillpoints. This combo, will clearly yield the better sound quality and flexibility in the future.
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:38 PM
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As one of the few females here, I am not amused my the title of this thread.
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What Ivan said!
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As one of the few females here, I am not amused my the title of this thread.
Yet you use a great rack.
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As one of the few females here, I am not amused my the title of this thread.


My intent was not to offend. Ivan, kindly remove this thread.

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My intent was not to offend. Ivan, kindly remove this thread.

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Adam.......It is understood you meant no harm. It's unfortunate Gail found reason to be offended by your humorous click-bait thread title, but it certainly is not offensive in my opinion. I've seen great racks in lots of places, like on pool tables, a deer, and in audio rooms to name a few. Your title easily conjures up many images beyond the singular one Gail seems to have envisioned. While I can sympathize with her opinion to a degree and believe she is entitled to express that opinion, there was clearly no intent to be offensive or rude on your part. I see no need for apologies or a legitimate reason to delete this thread.

I mean, come on, who doesn't love a great rack. . .


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I asked three adult women if they were offended. All three laughed and said absolutely not.

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Speaking of great racks, I have long admired the Quadraspire X Reference series audio racks.


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