What are your favorite upright 4-5 shelve audio rack recommendations?


What do you guys like for racks in the $1000-$2000 range?  I see some nice Adona stuff for $2600, also looked at Maple audio.  Looking for an upright with 4-5 shelves with a turntable taking up the top shelf.  

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I bought  a Solid Steel 5 shelf audio rack for less than 500.00
Where are you located?  I have an Arcici Reference Floating rack with 5 shelves that I am not currently using...
I've used Adona for 9 years and like its looks and performance.
put the table in a sand box (if you can't put it in a closet behind the listening room)
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@pops I'm in Wisconsin how about you?  I'll have to check out your rack online.  Thanks

+1 for Adona.

plays above it's price in build quality, look and performance in a solid rack. owned it now for 6 years in the context of a cost-no-object system. and the pieces are modular so it can be expanded easily. you could buy longer legs to add shelves, or cut the legs to shorten it.

if i wanted a decoupling rack i would absolutely buy the Artesania; but it's more in the $6-$13k price range.

for my needs i would rather use footers and active isolation for each shelf and piece of gear.

Dhpeck, I am on the East Coast.  PM me if you want to discuss further.  Jwwaudio24.  Gmail.  

I considered a lot of racks before choosing the Arcici.
Dhpeck,
I too have an Arcici and absolutely love it. Harry Pearson ( late, of The Absolute Sound ) also had one.
In addition, I also have a four shelf Gregitek which I purchased on Audiogon for $2400. It was a demo in mint condition. It is also a nice rack.




anyone using the Audiovault USA racks?  I think I'm going to give them a try.  
Steve Blinn, who advertises here, makes really nice ones.  If you were on a tight budget you might consider Sanus.
I went with Mapleshade audio sampson 5 shelf rack with 4inch TT platform.  What a beautiful piece of furniture for my equipment.  I added a picture to my profile as I couldn't figure out how to add here.  I know there are high end racks that do this and that for isolation, but for my needs this will be the last rack I will use.
You might consider going with the Pangea Vulcan rack from Audio Advisor, and saving some money. I haven't compared it to higher end racks, but it is very well built, and a great value for the money. 

Core Audio makes wonderful racks.  I have bought three of them for a song on AudiogoN and love the WAF factor!
I have a 5-shelf open-frame Salamander. I can't asses the WAF factor: even I don't find it very attractive. I 'chose' it because it was $10 at a thrift shop, without a scratch: sonic properties had little to do with it. All shelves are height-adjustable, a big feature for me — fixed-shelves often leave a lot of wasted space. The wood itself is very nice solid cherry, in a blockboard (butcher-block) form, and nicely finished — it blends with my refinished floorboards in a semi-disappearing act. Top shelf is oversized and can probably accommodate any size of turntable, even with multiple 12" arms, outboard motors and power supplies. They make a feeble attempt at decoupling by using thick rubber washers, but their benefit is nonexistent. Sturdiness is rock-solid even with two 60-pound monoblocs. Would I pay their online-direct price (about $700 + shipping)? Not a chance. I've moved away from racks over the years, preferring 'normal' furniture that makes the gear less obtrusive in my living room — a dedicated music room would be a different story,,,

I second the comment about the Mapleshade Samson.

@tommylion

I had the Vulcan rack and it was great for the money BUT the shelves won’t hold more than 50-60 pounds and with the big curve of the front of the shelves, some of my components wouldn’t fit without hanging over the front and back. I replaced it with a SolidSteel rack which was a lot more money, but each shelve will hold 90+ pounds and the shelves are much deeper. Also with this new rack, the acoustic feedback I was getting with my VPI Prime is gone.

I like all racks, regardless of number of shelves or cost, to be placed on a side wall, never between the speakers.
the Mapleshades are very heavy, solid, pieces with the threaded steel legs x 4. Can be painted certain colors if desired. very adjustable to adjust to dips in the floor while adjusting each shelf to horizontal using a level.