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Ok, so I am using almost 20-25 year old TV cabinet which I had picked it up from street. It has been with me ever since and it is there as a reminder of my humble beginning. It has hosted my first TV purchased from Flemington markets to all the way to 60 inch 4k HDR LED TV and now has Center channel on top of it. So far, it had been doing its job just right as it also had a space for AVR in the bottom rack and a space for a bluray player.

 

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Over the years, the system evolved and one AVR grew into Pre/Pro + Power amps, and the TV cabinet had no space for the amps. No problems, I just stuck the power amps on side on floor on top of some wooden planks stacked on top of each other and worked fine for a while. But things got interesting few weekends back. One of my friend's toddler climbed over both power amps and was reaching for some toy that was on top of one of the floor stander. Luckily both the child and power amps survived. But that got me thinking, that this will not do in a long run, as I also have a 3 year old daughter and 1 month old son and the HT room also serves as a toy room (Dangerous combination).

 

I started looking around for some AV racks which needed to be either short enough to host three components and centre on top or wide enough to host two components side by side as any taller and they would block the TV. Unfortunately, proper AV racks costs just as much as a power amps with their amazing quality to improve the sound and provide total isolation. Also I did not want to replace my current cabinet with sentimental value and wanted to keep it. 

 

Alas, IKEA came to rescue.

 

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This thing was perfect for my needs. Just stacked the AVR and power amps in corner of the room and left the current cabinet as is with Centre channel on top. Each shelf is rated for 100kg each so no problems there and has plenty of space on sides and on top for proper ventilation. Each components are on resting on top of Whites anti-vibration pads (Bigger) + Wooden plank + Whites anti-vibration pads (smaller). All up this costs me $130 ($90 for rack, $20 for wooden plank cut in three pieces, $20 Whites anti-vibration pads). Oh! I have installed the X brace in the front, hopefully that stops kids touching it and leaves me room in the back to change around cables and stuff.

 

What do you guys think? 

 

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Practical and looks pretty cool, I was a bit umm...with the X brace at the front till I read your explanation :thumb:

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Haha...

 

Yes, the X brace was supposed to go in the back, but with all the cables and stuff and my habit of changing around things, I decided to keep it in front.

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2 minutes ago, JohnL said:

These are pretty good and, being bamboo, will outperform your planks.

 

https://www.ikea.com/au/en/p/aptitlig-butchers-block-bamboo-60233431/

 

A lot of happy users out there including me.

Thank you.

 

Yes, I am aware of these, but unfortunately the size of this block is smaller than both the amp. Only my AVR could sit on it, and since the left over cut from the wooden plank was just the right size for AVR, so I ended up using it.

 

Funnily enough, I am using this as a base for my DIY speaker stand which was also made using all IKEA parts.

 

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Nice rack. Now fill it full of wool, put a cover over it and you have yourself a great bass trap ;)

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2 minutes ago, Pim said:

Nice rack. Now fill it full of wool, put a cover over it and you have yourself a great bass trap ;)

Haha... and burn the rack down with the heating.

 

Actually, there is a sheet of CSR Martini Absorb behind that rack and speaker, it is white so not really visible and also lots of acoustic pin boards with air gap on the wall in different colour.

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I love those pin boards. I have them all over my van ATM. If I ever get to do my hifi room they will definitely be part of it.

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Yes, they are very effective.

I got them from some warehouse somewhere in Ingleburn, I can't even remember which company or the warehouse that was. But these are thicker than the ones available in Bunnings and came in 2.4x1.2 size. And since these are very stiff and easy to cut, all I did is screw them onto a wooden panel at top and bottom and used command strip to hang them on the wall. That way, they have an air gap which improves their efficiency and no mess, looks good with different colours.

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On 29/07/2020 at 10:05 AM, :) Go Away (: said:

What do you guys think? 

How stable is the rack? does it wobble?

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29 minutes ago, misternavi said:

How stable is the rack? does it wobble?

It is fairly stable, but does wobble a little when you push and pull with bit of force. Where the x-brace is that side does not wobble at all but the rest does wobble a little if pushed.

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On 02/08/2020 at 8:42 AM, :) Go Away (: said:

It is fairly stable, but does wobble a little when you push and pull with bit of force. Where the x-brace is that side does not wobble at all but the rest does wobble a little if pushed.

 

On 02/08/2020 at 8:42 AM, :) Go Away (: said:

It is fairly stable, but does wobble a little when you push and pull with bit of force. Where the x-brace is that side does not wobble at all but the rest does wobble a little if pushed.

 

On 02/08/2020 at 8:42 AM, :) Go Away (: said:

It is fairly stable, but does wobble a little when you push and pull with bit of force. Where the x-brace is that side does not wobble at all but the rest does wobble a little if pushed.

 

On 02/08/2020 at 8:42 AM, :) Go Away (: said:

It is fairly stable, but does wobble a little when you push and pull with bit of force. Where the x-brace is that side does not wobble at all but the rest does wobble a little if pushed.

 

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