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post #1 of 15 Old 09-28-09, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for a good HT equipment rack

Could anyone help me select a good company/brand for my HT equipment rack? The space I have allocated for it is 6'H x 24 W (inches) x 15 D (inches). It can't be a built in rack, HT room is all built. I'm using a corner in my HT room. I just want to have a clean and organize place to all my equipment, anywhere from 6-8 slots. Any suggestion or place to buy these metal racks would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help!

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Re: Looking for a good HT equipment rack

Hello,
Salamander makes nice, well priced equipment racks. Here is a place that sells them: http://www.racksandstands.com/Salama...ns-C96172.html
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Re: Looking for a good HT equipment rack

The Salamander Archetype 5.0 is a 36" five shelf unit that is very good for the money. http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=SMA5 There is a way to combine/stack two of them.

I just built a FleXy rack http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/flexye.html out of 3/4" MDF and 3/4" threaded steel rod. One could easily make one 6' tall, but I'd be inclined to anchor it to the wall.
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Re: Looking for a good HT equipment rack

Hi Jackfish,

Where did you get the steel rod, and have you found a stainless steel source?
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I bought the threaded steel rod and the washers, rubber washers and nuts at my local home improvement store. I found a source for stainless steel threaded rod but at $33 for a 3/4" x 3' it is about four and a half times more expensive than zinc steel rod, and only comes in 3 foot lengths.
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Re: Looking for a good HT equipment rack

Thanks. I think I'll definitely keep this design in mind, though I'm looking at trying to create an equipment closet for all AV/networking needs so I'll probably need 6 feet of rack. Might be cheaper to just build one out of 2x4s, considering it won't be seen much.

I love our new town, but it's 30 minutes from the closest lowes/home depot so that a pain for just swinging by to check stuff out (we're down to 1 car right now).
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Thanks Jackfish for the info!
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Re: Looking for a good HT equipment rack

Apologies for renewing an old thread, but I was wondering if there are any other suggestions for equipment racks since it has been almost 2.5 years since this thread was last used that are in the Salamander price / quality range.

I am trying to decide if it would just be better for me to make my own versus buying one........

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Re: Looking for a good HT equipment rack

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Apologies for renewing an old thread, but I was wondering if there are any other suggestions for equipment racks since it has been almost 2.5 years since this thread was last used that are in the Salamander price / quality range.

I am trying to decide if it would just be better for me to make my own versus buying one........

Thanks!!

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Joe,
If you have the inclination, time, and background to build an AV Stand, the savings would be tremendous. Thinking of that, I think it would be pretty cool to have a DIY AV Stand Subforum. Otherwise, Sanus makes a quality product and Salamander are excellent as well.
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Re: Looking for a good HT equipment rack

I searched high and low, the salamander was the only rack that was fully adjustable, open design, could handle 100 lbs on each shelf and was a good value. Ended up with a rack that can easily handle my 70 lb amplifier, has excellent ventilation on all sides for all shelves and all of them can be adjusted to exactly the shelf heights needed. All together very hard specs to find. Sure its an easy design to build yourself but for me spending $230 and saving the time finishing all the boards was worth it.

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