Ikea kickstarter

Discussion in 'Vinyl Nutjob World: Turntable and Related Gear' started by audiofrk, Oct 3, 2015.

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    Who the fudge backs stupid shit like this? Seriously? There are too many people with too much money (or simply clueless with their money) out there.
     
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    That turntable station would collapse under the weight of the most of the serious TT rigs here.
     
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    I wouldn't mind this for my second rig, a Technics SL-1200 Mk 2, but I would only want to pay $100-150 for it.

    But there's no way I'd even try and put my VPI up there.
     
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    Reminds me of the potato salad...
     
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    To my mind, the best support for a turntable is a shelf screwed to the wall.

    But then, that mind was made up back in the the day when jumping up and down on the wooden floor and flinging long hair around was all part of listening to music, and the thing could not possibly have played without protection from that vibration.

    These days, hey... it's just furniture.

    (I'm not averse to more exotic stuff like isolating platforms under turntables. Although I do guffaw when I see them under solid-state amplifiers.)


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    I love how they said affordable, or something to the affect of that. $400 isn't exactly cheap for a small stand.
     
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    whats the weight of a serious turntable? When they said it could hold the technics, I was like "oh cool so it could hold around 30lbs". Still Thads probably right wall mount is better.

    hahaha I found out about that kickstarter late but the sheer brilliance of the satire was well worth the $2 bucks.
     
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    Merv's VPI is ~65 lbs according to the VPI website, my setup weights in at about 45 without the motor unit and the air pump (probably ends up around 70 lbs, the air pump is substantial). Some TTs can get crazy, VPI HRX is 115 lbs.
     
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    ok yeah that would split this in two.
     
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    More importantly, when the shelf fails these serious tables are sufficient to crush the precious hipster vinyl sitting underneath. The backs are in for some serious heartbreak.
     
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    Still I don't think this is a product for serious turntable s more for regas, project carbon, linns of the world
     
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    Project Carbon with the right upgrades is a serious turntable, tyvm. lol
     
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    I looked at this design long and hard because it was all over my Facebook feed. Lots of bad moves which is understandable I guess.

    - Doesn't seem to be for carpeted floors; maybe you can install spike feet to make up for it. Have fun leveling it.
    - The finish and material they are trying to pawn it off like it's nice and will patina but I'm just thinking it will look like the gross wood toys at my kids doctors office waiting room
    - The top shelf seems like it will hold basic turntables but probably still not big enough in the end
    - Holds records + TT; OK I can see what they were going for but the second you reach for a record off the shelf whilst one is spinning is going to be jumping needle city

    Can't blame them for trying though. Finding a good TT rack is harder than it sounds.
     
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    Man, I bought one of these when I got my own place and haven't looked back. Cheaper than this POS. Adjustable shelf height, solid as a rock, light enough and collapsible enough to easily be stowed away during a move (or in my case, it's currently at my parent's while I live in a very compact apartment).
    Top Holds: 150 lbs.
    Adjustable Shelf: 150 lbs.
    Product Weight: 47 lbs.
    http://www.amazon.com/Salamander-A5-Archetype-5-0-Black/dp/B0006VPUMQ
     
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    That's totally my self too; love and hate relationship in my listening room. In order for it to be level I had to buy the spiked feet (carpet) and the top shelf threaded covers are at different heights just to keep it level. At $200ish I can't complain though.
     
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    What's the difference between hardfloor and csrpet? Just the levelling?
     
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    Underneath my carpet is a pretty thick foam pad so getting a shelf level with carpeted floors takes a lot more effort; the rack should be stupidly heavy and have spiked feet to get as even as it can. I wish I had super sharp spikes to puncture the foam and get all the way down to the foundation; that's probably my next step.

    I don't think hipsters care if their TT is level or not.
     
  20. audiofrk

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    They should they risk scratching their records.

    Anyways I try not to hate more vinyl out there is a good thing
     

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