SRA Scuttle tips/feedback

kleinbje

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Hi,
New to the forum, have done some searches and it seems many of you have used SRA equipment. I just pulled the trigger on a scuttle2 and am looking for any tips/feedback on use setup/use and your general comments about its performance.

Thanks.

Jeff
 

jazdoc

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It's shipped in a bomb proof case. Have a friend available to unpack and move into position. Set the shelves, place equipment...you are done.

Listen. Smile. Repeat. It's a great investment.
 

mep

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Ooh. I thought he was talking about SRA for a tonearm/cartridge. Silly me...
 

kleinbje

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I get the 4 shelf version, think two people could move it? pretty able. Jazz Doc, you noticed dramatic improvement? Was never able to audition, big purchase without hands on. The people at SRA, and everything I read on isolation equipment really pointed to the scuttle as the best overall performance without going off the deepend :)
 

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Its an easy two person job. The composite shelves are removeable. One person can carry a shelf at a time and the frame itself is bulky but quite manageable.
I'm not so sure that one person can solo a large shelf. Maybe with a single across SRA rack but not with the side-by-side setup. I know I couldn't when I set mine up. Not sure if the Scuttle uses the same material with the shelves.

One thing that I found is that as good as the rack is, it still benefits from the use of the SRA Isobases under equipment. In my case, the Isobases made a pronounced difference under the cj GAT preamp.
 
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I'm not so sure that one person can solo a large shelf. Maybe with a single across SRA rack but not with the side-by-side setup. I know I couldn't when I set mine up. Not sure if the Scuttle uses the same material with the shelves.

One thing that I found is that as good as the rack is, it still benefits from the use of the SRA Isobases under equipment. In my case, the Isobases made a pronounced difference under the cj GAT preamp.
Miles,

The shelving material is the same on both racks that SRA makes, just thicker on the Craz.

kleinbje,
But since it is a double size rack I would get help either way. Remove the shelves first then the frame should be easier to manage.
 

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I get the 4 shelf version, think two people could move it? pretty able. Jazz Doc, you noticed dramatic improvement? Was never able to audition, big purchase without hands on. The people at SRA, and everything I read on isolation equipment really pointed to the scuttle as the best overall performance without going off the deepend :)
Definitely worthwhile with what you would expect with improved vibration control. Improved frequency extension and definition. Quieter backgrounds. Definitely get a buddy to help. It's a 2-person job.
 

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I'm not so sure that one person can solo a large shelf. Maybe with a single across SRA rack but not with the side-by-side setup. I know I couldn't when I set mine up. Not sure if the Scuttle uses the same material with the shelves.
Myles:

Come work out with me. :D

I have a two wide Scuttle rack. The shelf isn't light but its not hernia inducing.

Ken
 

MylesBAstor

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Myles:

Come work out with me. :D

I have a two wide Scuttle rack. The shelf isn't light but its not hernia inducing.

Ken
Guess we need to define hernia inducing :) Well I guess the Craz shelf is a bit heavier--and it's awkward. Kevin helped me put mine together :)
 

jazdoc

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Myles,
Opinions on the different scuttles, vs Craz?
I know your question was directed to Myles, but this is what Kevin Tellenkamp of SRA wrote apropos to your question...

I prefer to answer your question this way, as its impossible for a father to choose one child over another.

In certain applications, the Scuttle will come close to equaling Craz², the A/B’s you describe go on at SRA daily. Simply put, Scuttle has no competition outside Craz², we have run side x sides vs. everything you can think of and won, which is one of the reasons we are so excited about this product from its performance standpoint. Then when you look at price & turn times into account, it becomes a very easy decision. This is truly an amazing product!
 

kleinbje

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Thanks. Exactly what i was hoping to hear. Tim one of the engineers actually recommended I just get the scuttle 2 and not spend $2500 more for the 3. I was impressed, as you don't get such unbiased advice that often.
 

Blam!

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Sigh. I wished the SRA racks were availible in Europe. I really love the two wide Scuttle rack.
 

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