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What are its musical and sonic benefits? and what other supp ... Caterham1700
Playing "devil's advocate" here, huh ken : ) ... Sean
Hi sean, devil's advocate? nah, party pooper is more like i ... Caterham1700
I do agree with your basic statements. i too have found mos ... Sean
The flexy is good. i had to build one because i did not hav ... Ohlala
Fire away,sean. feel free to e mail me or post here.i'll he ... Caterham1700
Ohlala, ken has demonstrated his willingness to both learn a ... Sean
I have read and appreciate mr. lyon's informative posts on a ... Ohlala
hi ohlala, my original response was not meant to dismiss d ... Caterham1700
Well, mr. ken... would you contribute to the audio world by ... Psychicanimal
IKEA*lyte Modular Component Isolation Support-
IKEA's Lack endtables and coffeetables are constructed of an attractively finished natural wood laminates over an expanded foam and chipboard core.
This composition is of high strength, extremely low energy storing mass and has superb internal damping characteristics.Altho not designed as such,the construction details of IKEA Lack is that of a laminated constrained layer device.Conceptually,when the material is used as an isolation device,it is not far removed from Russ Andrews RATA Torlyte and my own Neuance performance shelving.
Due to the huge volume and modern manufacturing methods IKEA can sell completed endtable units in a variety of colours or natural wood veneers for $15 each ($20 for beech).No finishing is required for the construction of the IKEA*lyte modular isolation stand.
Changes in racking needs can be accomplished by the addition of other IKEA Lack "modules".
IKEA is available worldwide thru retail outlets and by mail order and the internet.
The sonic and musical performance of the IKEA*lyte will better many commercially available supports costing upwards of $500-600 or more, particularly in the areas of PRaT, note shaping and harmonic textures.Depending on the quality of the spiking used and care in installation, the IKEA*lyte will easily better Sanus,Salamander,Atlantis,Lovan,Billy Bags and many other respected and often costly support systems.
Typical cost for a completed 4 shelf IKEA*lyte rack should run approx. US $95-110 ,excluding tools and dependant on finish.
You will need -
(1) IKEA Lack endtable or coffeetable to be used as a Reference Base Platform.(The coffeetable is recommended for unstable flooring and the unused areas make a good location for outboard crossovers and power conditioning devices,powerstrips,etc.)
(1ea.) IKEA Lack endtable for EACH component shelf required.
(ie: a 4 component rack will require a total of 5 IKEA Lack tables, including the base unit)
also needed will be
-a length of 1/4" threaded rod for making spikes
plus matching drill and thread tap
a hacksaw for cutting the threaded rod
and a grinder for sharpening the spikes and to make flats
on each side of the threaded rod/spike for adjusting with
-a saw for cutting down the legs for heigth(tablesaw preferred for accuracy)
I.Install 4 spikes to "Base Platform" where the legs would normally be attached and install on the floor,making sure of level and evenness.Do not press the spikes hard into the flooring,just let it settle.If you have heavy carpeting, pre-pierce the carpet with a sharp awl first.
II.Measure and carefully cut down the legs of each shelf module to allow clearance for each component & your favorite footer device.
III.Drill a 1/4"hole, centered, at the bottom of each leg, tap the hole and install the spikes into each leg.
IV.Install the top end of the finished legs to each IKEA shelf module using Carpenters glue.
V.Stack and level each module using the spikes as the adjusting mechanism.Make sure that each module is even,level and does not rock or rattle.
VI.Install your components and let the stand settle-in for a day.Recheck for level and eveness.
If you have further questions or need clarifications ,I can be contacted by e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or thru the Neuance website at www.neuanceaudio.com/
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addendum to ikea8lyte- i should note that you will have 4 ... Caterham1700
O.k., guys, take a deep breath! i was just posting these pl ... Dave43
Whoa, cool. thank you, mr. lyon. very nice of you to take th ... Ohlala
Ken, would you incorporate neuance platforms into the ikea ... Rushton
Thank you very much, ken! we can only really keep what we h ... Psychicanimal
Wham !!!! thanks for taking the time to "step up to th ... Sean
ikea*lyte addendum #2- if one chooses to use the lack coffe ... Caterham1700
Dave43- my apologies for making you my unwitting victim in m ... Caterham1700
Rushton, the "ikea*lyte" construct is largely int ... Caterham1700
Thank you,francisco.i understood perfectly. now, about that ... Caterham1700
Hi sean, the fact that you had the courage to mention that ... Caterham1700
-never do multiple re-edits at 3:oo am :0) re:in my reply t ... Caterham1700
Thank you for all the detailed information you've provided, ... Rushton
Ken, thanks for getting back to *all* of us : ) i'll tak ... Sean
Hi sean, i think your pipe wrap idea is a fine one.i hasten ... Caterham1700
I'm one of those cheap flexi guys though i'd probably have u ... Piezo
I went to ikea! first and foremost, it is an incredible pla ... Psychicanimal
One thing i'm not clear on about the ikea lyte design. what ... randy@
I understand the concern but the device is actually much mor ... Caterham1700
More addendums- if you're still worried about slippage/accid ... Caterham1700
Ken - thanks for the further thoughts and suggestions! and ... randy@
I bought phillips head wood screws (#14 x 1 1/2") for m ... Psychicanimal
Ken, no wonder you're running 4 weeks out! get off the threa ... Subaruguru
Since these directions were posted, the lack table now has h ... jskupe@
what a great thread to stumble upon when you're thinking o ... Waltersalas
I had mine shipped to me, from houston to dallas. i am pret ... Ohlala
i figured it out. thanks, ohlala. Waltersalas
At the risk of sounding incredibly naive (which i probably a ... 4yanx
I have an ikea rack made with the coffee tables for my tube ... Psychicanimal
I am not privy to the details of the physics, but vibrations ... Ohlala
4yanx, i can understand your not understanding : ) i too w ... Sean
lack coffee table Cdc
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Went to ikea yesterday to check out the lack end table and c ... Russ_l
Just a suggestion, you can convert this rack to a synergy ra ... Eldulcesol
I've built a similiar rack, but i glued two pieces of 3/4 md ... Cpeay
Cpeay, you can make a lot more things for your audio system ... Eldulcesol