Has anyone built a Lack support table

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    zanash

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    I was wondering if anyone had built one of these ?
    And if so what were the pro's and con's of the design.

    For those who don't know the Lack coffee table is an Ikea product. Being light and stiff, it should be the ideal support for tt's like the LP12.

    A couple of people have asked about equipment support and as this on the face of it appears to be a cost effective solution.

    I've been considering this as a project but always like to approach things with my eye open.

    Yes a I know a siesmic sink is more effective, but as always budget is the constraining factor.
     
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    Just because I can't spell ....does not make me a bad person.

    More to the point, I can't type either

    Oh yes, anyone else having bandwidth problems on this site? Seemed to take an age to download, and forever to update.
     
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    Zanash,

    I use beech Lack tables under most of my gear............ trouble is there is a Seismic sink between them:D

    Having said that, I prefer the combination of the sink and Lack, to that of the Sink and a glass & metal rack, so there must be something in it.

    Before I got the sinks, I used to just use the Lack, indeed the AV setup is still on one:eek: Seems to be fine to me, certainly gave a smoother presentation than some of the angle iron I've tried over the years. And at £12 you can't really go wrong for heaven's sake;)
     
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    bottleneck talks a load of rubbish

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    Hi Pete

    Ive got a Lack.

    (who said a LACK of any knowledge to do with hifi?? SLAP!)


    Its basically compressed paper with a wood veneer. The underside of the table I have doesnt have any veneer on unfortunately, just the top, sides and legs.

    I cant see it being better/ worse than a similar MDF type of coffee table from anywhere else...

    Were you thinking of making a whole rack out of it?
     
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    That depends on the redies but, I'm looking to swap the origin live skyline [for a bit]. The sky line makes it imposible to store any thing underneath.

    So the idea was to use two or three lacks with shortened legs, spiked to the one underneath. I'm hoping to be able to level with the home made spikes [thearded rod through a nut epoxyed in place].

    I've got some intresting damping material, foamed butyl rubber, has the feel of sorbthane and is quite dense. Decathlon are selling it as camping mat, so I though what the hell lets see if I can make anything intresting with it. I had the though of gluing a sheet of this to the underside of the table top.

    Its just ideas floating around the ol'noddle at the moment.
     
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    Jackthebiscuit Allrise

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    I've built an equipment support from Lak tables. If you would like a picture, send me a pm with your email address.

    JTB
     
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    mick parry stroppy old git

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    Zanash

    There is an old saying......buy cheap....buy twice. I suggest you buy the Siesmic, even if you take a bit more time before you buy iy. That table will make your kit sound good for years to come.

    Regards

    Mick
     
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    Jackthebiscuit Allrise

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    Mick.

    Funnily enough, my cd player sits on a Siesmic Sink.

    JTB
     
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    Mick just remind me of the cost of a seismic sink.

    How many Lack's can you build for the same cost ?

    I would expect the lack plus bits would be able to get within about 20-30 % of the performance of a siesmic sink [I'm guessing here ].

    I have no doubt the sink is an excellent performer , but I get more pleasure from building the things myself.

    As I recall the sinks "sit" on air bladders, which isolate each shelf. Now I understand that one bag of air might sound different from another but the differences will not be huge !
     
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    Hi Pete,

    Why don't you make some homemade air suspension platforms. Should be no problem for a man of your talents. Plenty of areas for experimentation. Various different top & bottom plates, different no. of tubes, different amounts of area, etc.

    Kermit has done a design on his web site.

    http://mysite.freeserve.com/whoamigriffiths


    Combined with the Lack should make interesting findings.

    Air suspension can offer excellent isolation against groundborne vibrations.

    SCIDB
     
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