AV equiptment rack... Anyone?

Posted by: dakkon

AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/07/13 12:52 PM

I finally got a Plasma…..!! Please bear with my enthusiasm; I have had a 60” DLP since 2000…
So, to my question, what equipment racks do you guys use? The equipment I have is as follows.
Processor
Amp X3
Blu-ray player
Cable box

I am thinking about a horizontal salamander equipment rack, this way I can put all of the components below the Plasma. I will also be able to get a shelf for my vp-180. Salamander can do custom heights for the additional shelf so the 180 will have room. Below are the items I am thinking about.

This rack.
http://www.salamanderdesigns.com/syn/synergy.jsp?modelbase=sl20
With one of these.
http://www.salamanderdesigns.com/syn/synergy.jsp?modelbase=slr
I would get the riser legs cut to a custom height of about 10” this would give me ¾” of clearance for the VP-180, and I would probably leave the back off. With the Riser, I can put the plasma on top of the riser.

Right now I have the VP-180 leveled out, and the plasma is sitting directly on the 180.
Below is the Plasma.
http://www.frys.com/product/7326984?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG


Any other ideas, or brands i should look at? I have some other Salamander stuff, and it is pretty nice.
Posted by: Socketman

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/07/13 03:25 PM

I totally understand your enthusiasm , if they made computer monitors that were plasma I would be first in line. As for the stand everyone has their own taste, I like to see the equipment others like it disguised and others like it completely out of sight in a closet. stiljoe has a real nice cabinet,very nice setup imho .
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/07/13 04:22 PM

I found something similar to this, only all white, at a garage sale that a local church was having. I got a stack of 2 of them for about $15 total. Washed up good and is hidden in a closet.

See. I don't buy everything new.

Closet has 2 sliding doors. I slide the left door open to get to the backsides, and the right door open to get to the front sides. Perfect.


Posted by: minorc

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/07/13 04:52 PM

That plastic is sturdy enough to hold 100lbs of expensive electronics?
Posted by: LucRaymond

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/07/13 05:44 PM

This is my 50$ setup.. I used a rack like that : link





more pics of my setup here: link
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/07/13 05:48 PM

Originally Posted By: minorc
That plastic is sturdy enough to hold 100lbs of expensive electronics?


It's very sturdy. Can hold a lot more weight than that. Like I said, it's not the same rack. You can buy new at the large hardware stores.



I finally found an image of what mine looks like. Looks like I got ripped off. New they are $14 at Lowes. I paid $7 each for 2 shelves in a garage sale. The 4 posts and shelves are individual pieces that stack together. I have my power supply / surge protector on the bottom, then my Receiver, then my BD player.

When I get my 2nd receiver, the BD player moves to the empty top shelf and the new receiver to the 2nd shelf. It's plenty sturdy for this stuff, as long as it's in an out of the way place, like my closet where it won't get knocked around.

The Pioneer SC-67 is about 17 1/2 inches wide. There will be about 3/8 inch clearance on each side, and it'll stick out the front and back about 2 inches each side.
Posted by: dakkon

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/07/13 06:42 PM

Thanks for the opinions guys.


However, I may windup building something. I could probably build something out of cedar myself for around $1-200. 2 of my amps are 43lbs, and my third amp is 107lbs. The larger amp will be on a ground level shelf, for obvious reasons.


Having the equipment viewable is fine. All of the amps are Class A amps, and generate a decent amount of heat, so having an open design would be a plus.
Posted by: Socketman

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/07/13 08:37 PM

This is what I bought,very sturdy and stylish imo. I did have to add on to the metal tv mount to move it up to make room for my center.Most entertainment stands look like a dresser that you would put in a bedroom,just not my style. Im with you on building your own. Now that I have some woodwork tools I would definitely build my own.Keep us updated if you decide to go homebrew.
Posted by: Hansang

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/07/13 11:41 PM

I'm looking at the Salamander unit as well. The following should also fit a VP180. The following are other options:

This one is discontinued, but the shelves are adjustable and should fit the center channel. I saw them at BestBuy:
http://www.bdiusa.com/theater/icon_9429.shtml


http://www.sanus.com/us/en/products/av-foundations/av-platinum/PFV60

http://www.bello.com/images/products/CW343_SpecSheet_032812.pdf

TPC361 at: http://www.bello.com/index.php?partition=show_product&categ_id=39&prod_id=294&tab=1

TPC2128 at http://www.bello.com/index.php?partition=show_product&categ_id=39&prod_id=295&tab=1

And this one, *may* require minor modification:
http://www.standoutdesigns.com/collectio...ole-media-stand
Posted by: JBG

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/08/13 08:32 AM

I would also look at these guys....


http://www.vtimanufacturing.com/BL%20Series.htm
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/08/13 08:46 AM

Originally Posted By: Johnny_Be_Good
I would also look at these guys....


http://www.vtimanufacturing.com/BL%20Series.htm


Where can you buy their stuff from? I am expecting some expensive prices, but you never know...

EDIT: Nevermind. Found some on Amazon. The one I would love for my theater is $330. Too much for me right now.
Posted by: JBG

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/08/13 08:52 AM

you buy from them online....

Originally Posted By: nickbuol
Originally Posted By: Johnny_Be_Good
I would also look at these guys....


http://www.vtimanufacturing.com/BL%20Series.htm


Where can you buy their stuff from? I am expecting some expensive prices, but you never know...
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/08/13 08:57 AM

Oh. I guess I would have to email them for a pricing list. Their site has a look and feel to it that says "we only work with resellers."
Posted by: JBG

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/08/13 09:25 AM


read this... http://www.vtimanufacturing.com/Policy.htm

Originally Posted By: nickbuol
Oh. I guess I would have to email them for a pricing list. Their site has a look and feel to it that says "we only work with resellers."
Posted by: JBG

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/08/13 11:19 AM

Before I found this site I had made my own av shelving... wish axiom would make some kind of av rack & shelving!!!!

Originally Posted By: Johnny_Be_Good

read this... http://www.vtimanufacturing.com/Policy.htm

Originally Posted By: nickbuol
Oh. I guess I would have to email them for a pricing list. Their site has a look and feel to it that says "we only work with resellers."
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/08/13 04:18 PM

It still doesn't show direct pricing...
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/08/13 04:52 PM

I got a responce back to be inquiry about pricing. As I suspected, they said to contact one of their dealers.

Quote:

From: VTI Sales [mailto:vtisale@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 3:45 PM
To: Buol, Nick
Subject: Re: Pricing

Hi,

You may view price of products on any of these dealers' site:

www.avfstore.com
www.standsandmounts.com
www.dynamichometheater.com
www.wayfair.com

Thank you!


And they are still around $280-$300 (before shipping) for any 6 shelf that I want.

I will eventually just go DIY I am sure (flexi-rack maybe). I can't seem to find anything around 23.5" wide with plenty of shelving Most are a lot smaller, or really short. Oh well, maybe for someone else.
Posted by: JBG

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/08/13 05:20 PM


well stll not all that bad pricing.. but like the famous sayin' never better served than by yourself! smile

Originally Posted By: nickbuol
I got a responce back to be inquiry about pricing. As I suspected, they said to contact one of their dealers.

Quote:

From: VTI Sales [mailto:vtisale@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 3:45 PM
To: Buol, Nick
Subject: Re: Pricing

Hi,

You may view price of products on any of these dealers' site:

www.avfstore.com
www.standsandmounts.com
www.dynamichometheater.com
www.wayfair.com

Thank you!


And they are still around $280-$300 (before shipping) for any 6 shelf that I want.

I will eventually just go DIY I am sure (flexi-rack maybe). I can't seem to find anything around 23.5" wide with plenty of shelving Most are a lot smaller, or really short. Oh well, maybe for someone else.
Posted by: Hansang

Re: AV equiptment rack... Anyone? - 01/08/13 09:43 PM

Originally Posted By: nickbuol



And they are still around $280-$300 (before shipping) for any 6 shelf that I want.

I will eventually just go DIY I am sure (flexi-rack maybe). I can't seem to find anything around 23.5" wide with plenty of shelving Most are a lot smaller, or really short. Oh well, maybe for someone else. [/quote]

You can check out these guys for some inspiration
http://www.boxfurnitureco.com/products.html