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    I've seen better racks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    I've seen better racks...
    Than what and why?
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    I agree with the above posters. These are investments for life and make a tremendous difference in background noise/darkness, resolution, ease, textures etc etc etc. Honestly, after you own racks of this caliber...you just can't go back with out. I have to admit I like the clean looks of the HRS racks. The Grand Prix Audio racks have a industrial look to them that in the eye of the beholder can look wonderful as well...

    The Grand Prix racks have differing dampers for weights of components and even if one side of one component is heavier you can adjust dampers for that. All is easily heard...The columns can come in black, silver, and leather. Also can get a 4 vs 3 column ...

    I should have dusted before i took the pic

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    Phono: Grand Prix Monaco 2.0 TT, Spiral Groove Centroid, Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement, Nagra VPS/VFS/MPS
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    and then...there is Herzan/Halycionics.

    even more money......and......not as pretty.

    not financially practical for 5 or 6 boxes, but if you only have 2 or 3 then it starts to make some sense. with 2 Herzan boxes all my vinyl, digital and pre are covered (internal phono's inside the pre).

    and as far as performance it's just the very best science can offer right now.

    at $10k list price per shelf it can get up there. but none of these racks are much cheaper than that.
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    If I was to choose between the two...HRS. This is based on my experience with owning a custom HRS platform built for my TechDas AF1 turntable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by microstrip View Post
    Than what and why?

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    To follow up on Mike’s comment, I have always wondered whether all these racks mentioned (excluding the Herzan/Halycionics) can do a better job than something like a vibraplane in blocking vibrations!

    Yes, these hi-end racks certainly look better, but I have a hard time believing they could perform better than the vibraplane, let alone the more advanced Herzan/Halycionics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrech View Post
    I agree with the above posters. These are investments for life and make a tremendous difference in background noise/darkness, resolution, ease, textures etc etc etc. Honestly, after you own racks of this caliber...you just can't go back with out. I have to admit I like the clean looks of the HRS racks. The Grand Prix Audio racks have a industrial look to them that in the eye of the beholder can look wonderful as well...

    The Grand Prix racks have differing dampers for weights of components and even if one side of one component is heavier you can adjust dampers for that. All is easily heard...The columns can come in black, silver, and leather. Also can get a 4 vs 3 column ...

    I should have dusted before i took the pic

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    The only (minor) downside is having to replace the elastomer dampers every six months or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Smith View Post
    The only (minor) downside is having to replace the elastomer dampers every six months or so.

    Love my GPA!
    Reminds me to clean my contacts at the same time ;-)...amazing how much the little things matter...
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    Phono: Grand Prix Monaco 2.0 TT, Spiral Groove Centroid, Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement, Nagra VPS/VFS/MPS
    Racks: Grand Prix Audio Silverstone F1 (x4)

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