Steve Blinn Designs Audiophile Grade Rack, Priority #1....
THIS IS THE EQUIPMENT RACK THAT WAS PURCHASED FROM US BY IVAN MESSER OF AUDIOAFFICIANADO AND LEGEND AUDIO VIDEO PALM BEACH, FL. AND CAPE COD, MA.Asking price is for equipment rack as shown in photos above with custom options. A SINCERE WORD OF CAUTION TO THOSE OF YOU CONTEMPLATING THE PURCHASE OF AN ALL WOOD (FRAME AND SHELVES) EQUIPMENT RACK OR AMP STAND THE FOLLOWING TWO FACTS ARE CRITICAL AND IT WOULD BE EXTREMELY PRUDENT TO KEEP THEM IN MIND...... FIRSTLY, and most importantly, you should be aware that equipment racks with frames made entirely of wood will expand and contract with changes in the weather. Temperature and humidity fluctuations will cause the wood to swell and then contract which, in turn, loosens the joints and causes degradation to the structural stability and greatly increase vibrations. On the other hand, equipment racks with aluminum structures (like ours) actually "lock" at the connection points and will never loosen or cause any of the effects noted above SECONDLY, not all wood shelves, even MAPLE SHELVES, are created equally. Some manufacturers tout the fact that they make their shelves from a single piece of wood. This might, upon first hearing it, sound like it could be a a good thing, but in actuality is not. Every one of our maple shelves is constructed using our special block construction technique. The resulting shelves are 4 to 5 times stronger and more vibration resistant than shelves made from a SINGLE piece of wood and ours will NEVER warp as you can be absolutely certain that those made from a single piece of wood will. We have developed a full time side business replacing the single board wooden shelves, of some well know manufacturers, whose single piece shelves have severely warped. . Some competitors include "quotes", in their ads, that they mention have been received from customers. It is, of course, easy to embellish, change, sweeten, add-on, or fabricate, etc. those "quotes". We choose not to do that. We prefer that our customers speak for themselves, so we ask that you look through all of the glowing feedback that we’ve received from Audiogon members who have purchased our products. The feedback is 100% true and is tamper-proof. .Just as the majority of the finest manufacturers of equipment racks in the world (it’s widely agreed that we have a place in that group), we use only hard solid northeastern maple to construct our shelves. If it’s the choice of the builders of these world class $8,000 to $12,000 equipment racks, then we’re proud to say that it’s good enough for us too..Check out all the double-talk that companies use to describe their designs. While you’re at it, take note of the many strange (even dangerous looking [i.e. ready to topple over]) designs as well as the sky high prices being asked. Then compare everything you’ve seen to the extraordinary value and excellence that our audiophile reference products represent. We think you’ll be quite impressed. Cary Audio was, so much so that they purchased our stands and used them to introduce their flagship monoblock amplifiers at the CES. .We don’t tell any tall tales here and we don’t have any snake oil to sell you..We use ONE (1) straightforward, logical, easy to explain technique to build our reference grade equipment racks and amp stands. There are competitors who are using as many as a dozen types of construction to build their equipment racks and amp stands. Each type uses a different construction, and yet each one claims to be THE solution for controlling vibration..We will build a rack specifically for your needs with any dimensions and any number of shelves you require. Please check with us for pricing..Our tried and true, gimmick free Equipment Racks and Amp Stands have been generating an enormous amount of buzz throughout the audiophile community without ever making a sound of their own. Our closely guarded, secret family recipe?...a thoroughly thought out, researched and tested design and the fact that you will NEVER find any resonance producing crystalline materials like granite, glass, acrylic or stone used in any of our products..It’s easy for a manufacturer (us included) to shout the virtues of its creations, while telling you how much better "ours" is than "theirs". But, if what you’re looking for is that warm and fuzzy feeling before you plunk down your hard earned cash, check our competition’s feedback (some good, some extremely troubling) and then take a look at ours. We believe that the glowing comments from the folks who have purchased our products will make their true reactions quite apparent. We would also encourage you to take notice of just how much more of that positive feedback we’ve been receiving..Please feel free to call or email 7 days a week. Seriously, 7 days..Our mission is to produce the very best Reference Quality Equipment Racks and Amp Stands possible. The goal has never been to meet the expectations of the audiophile community, it has always been to exceed them. We don’t offer different quality levels and grades of equipment racks and amp stands, as some of our competition does. Our research has always led us to one single, best construction technique and to a small select combination of materials with which to accomplish our goal. That’s the only way we’d ever consider building them..We tested and evaluated many materials and build techniques in an effort to determine which was the best to manufacture our products. The results consistently brought us back to one type of aluminum, one type of shelf and one vibration isolation mechanism to use in the manufacture of every one of our Reference Quality Equipment Racks and Amp Stands.. We have always thought that the key was to offer a well thought out, carefully made product and to use a straightforward, honest presentation in order to be successful. We believe that we’re on the right track and have been extremely encouraged by the rapid growth of our company and the high positive feedback that we have been experiencing..You will not find a better Equipment Rack, Amp Stand or Component Platform anywhere...including those costing 2 and 3 times our price. Cary Audio Designs chose our amp stands to introduce their flagship mono-block amps at the Consumer Electronics Show..We believe that our products are superior to anything else you can buy. But, don’t just take our word for it. Please take a few moments and read what the professionals have said. Check out a review that was conducted by Howard Kneller and appeared in "Home Theater & Sound".PLEASE CLICK HERE.Our equipment racks and amp stands are of the highest caliber, using the construction technique outlined below. If you are looking for a superbly built 2, 3, 4 or 5 shelf equipment rack, A/V rack or amp stand, check our other Audiogon ads or contact us for our competitive pricing. The examples of the Extra-Wide Equipment Racks shown in this ad have maple shelf dimensions which are 40" wide by 18" deep. A rack with virtually any width, depth or height can be made to your specifications..The frame of each equipment rack and amp stand is built with precision CNC machined aircraft aluminum to create the most stable, rock solid foundation possible. The horizontal support beams can be infinitely adjusted to suit your exact spacing needs. Each unit is fitted with adjustable spiked feet (included, not an expensive add-on) which not only couple the structure solidly to the floor but which also allow for exact leveling adjustments. We include four metal protective pads which may be used (if desired) under the spikes to protect floor surfaces..After testing many materials for the construction of our shelves, we determined that maple was, without doubt, the best choice available to isolate and control vibrations. Maple is the top choice of all the wood varieties. It is far sturdier and more effective than MDF, will not ring like stone, granite, glass or synthetic substances and will not contribute any resonant characteristics to the sound your system produces. Maple is more expensive than any of these other materials, but it is the best, end of story! The construction of our maple slab itself, makes it many times stronger than a single piece of maple. The maple couples to the stand using a proprietary shelf suspension system of load rated copolymer hemispheres which further enhance the vibration isolation of the structure. The maple appears to float on the aluminum chassis, but has become, in essence, one with the frame by employing this mechanism..The particular equipment rack that is represented by the price in this listing has 3 maple shelves that measure 40" wide by 18" deep. The overall dimensions of this rack are 43"W by 21"D by 31"H. The weight capacity is virtually unlimited..Our base price includes silver anodized aluminum for the support structure, 4 heavy adjustable spikes and your choice of our 8 stains to finish the maple shelves. For the extra-wide equipment rack shown, pricing of available options are as follows...spectacular satin black lacquer finish for each maple shelf $105, black anodizing option for the aluminum $325 and the maple trim insert option $215. Please check out our website by clicking below on the "link to more info" or, even better, give me (Steve) a call at (917) 361-4701. I will be more than happy to answer all of your questions..The following heights are offered for your convenience and should act as a starting point to estimate your overall rack height needs:2 shelf racks are 21" tall, 3 shelf racks are 31" tall, 4 shelf racks are 41" tall and 5 shelf racks are 53" tall. Please keep in mind that we can produce virtually any width, depth, height or number of shelves you require..Please check our other Ads on Audiogon by typing Steve Blinn into any search box or by clicking on (other items) which you’ll find located a few lines above the photos in this ad. .We are always here to answer your questions. Feel free to call Steve at (917) 361-4701...(7 days a week) or email us from Audiogon or from the Contact Us page on our website by clicking on the following link. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR WEBSITE
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