SRA Scuttle tips/feedback

Dec 21, 2012
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No just bags of paper saying fragile, no instructions. There are screws circled in black, I'm assuming those go first. Emailed Tim, hopefully he will set me straight. Jazzdoc have a copy of yours around?
 

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Sorry, can't find the instructions. I vaguely remember taking off the front panel first, then the top, then sliding it out....there are a lot of screws! I would wait for instructions because they had some useful tips, especially unpacking the shelving.
 
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So I got this sucker out of the crate, what a beast. I have the 4 shelf version, the crate was labeled as 550#'s! Unfortunately one of the composite back support braces was cracked during transport. I'm hoping they can just send me a new piece to screw in and theres no viscoelastic adhesive involved. This sucker better make a big difference because I have 2 stair cases to go up!
 

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So I got this sucker out of the crate, what a beast. I have the 4 shelf version, the crate was labeled as 550#'s! Unfortunately one of the composite back support braces was cracked during transport. I'm hoping they can just send me a new piece to screw in and theres no viscoelastic adhesive involved. This sucker better make a big difference because I have 2 stair cases to go up!
I bet it does. Good luck and enjoy. Having just put an HRS M3 isolation platform under my Transport, i can confirm this particular platform is incredible. And i've already got HRS nimbus/couplers/dampers under/on top of just about every single one of my components (including the Transport). Plus a custom 4" thick 21-layer birch ply (400lb) rack sitting on top of 1" slab of slate.

From everything i have ever read about SRA, you should be in for something quite special. (besides the 2-story carry i mean!)
 
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yeah i looked at HRS but close to 20k to hold 8 components. I have Naim stuff, so separate power supplies. Takes up some space. Can you post a pic of your rack? sounds like a cross between the scuttle and magico mini's
 

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yeah i looked at HRS but close to 20k to hold 8 components. I have Naim stuff, so separate power supplies. Takes up some space. Can you post a pic of your rack? sounds like a cross between the scuttle and magico mini's
Hi...it actually is a simple rack...it's 21-layer birch ply, 3" to 4" thick on all sides...open in the front and back. 3 levels...58" long and 24" deep and about 36" high. The entire rack sits decoupled on top of a 1" thick slab of slate which has felt pads underneath so as not to scratch the floor. Since it was done by a custom woodworker who is also a bigtime audiophile, he used 12" long gigantic screws internally to hold the entire thing together which was also glued together. Since he does custom work, and its in my living room, he finished the entire rack in Black African bubinga wood (matching butterfly patterns) and then polished the rack to a piano gloss.
 
Dec 21, 2012
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#28
Finally Have it Together!

Well after natural disasters, a cracked support and subsequent repair, and 2 flights of stairs the Scuttle is in. Amazing looking, didn't love it in the pictures, and was more interested in the sound improvements, but I am quite happy with how it looks. The sound is also very much improved. Much blacker back ground, not subtle. I was coming from cheap sanus and salamander archetype. Heres a pic. Still working on component placement, as my supercap is back from repair, and I will need to make room. Heres a pic.
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May 28, 2012
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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!
This is most reassuring, as I intend on purchasing an S3 from SRA shortly.
 
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Well after natural disasters, a cracked support and subsequent repair, and 2 flights of stairs the Scuttle is in. Amazing looking, didn't love it in the pictures, and was more interested in the sound improvements, but I am quite happy with how it looks. The sound is also very much improved. Much blacker back ground, not subtle. I was coming from cheap sanus and salamander archetype. Heres a pic. Still working on component placement, as my supercap is back from repair, and I will need to make room.
Your system is beautiful. What are the dimensions?
 
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He felt on price/performance wasn't there. Might be different with your equipment. Its a standard 4 shelf double wide. I think 48" high about 38" wide and 24" deep, I think.
 

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