Morning folks, my system sits on two fraims as follows:
252 - 300dr psu
NDS - 555dr psu
300 head unit - supercap dr
all burndies are nicely placed, with the 300 one of them is almost touching the floor because of the height of the stands and the right burndy enters the head unit on the right, if that makes sense? i have to have about a 6 inch gap between both stands. id like to get them closer together.
has anyone tried another single part of a base pack on each fraim? so instead of two at the bottom, having 3? i think this will make the stands tall enough and maybe sound a bit better but who knows
I have empty shelf below my boxes which keeps all burndys and snaics, interconnects off the floor.
Additionally I had always had 552 on top right shelf, but after reading a older thread @Darkebear mentioned sources should be on top.
So last night switched nd555 and 552 so now streamer on top.
I was surprised at the improvement in sound quality. Allowing for expectation bias I now find sound is more open and music just brighter and has more of a live sound
Using the medium uprights raises boxes up allowing cables to be above floor. Obviously mandatory for 500
because of where my system is placed, im trying to keep the overall profile of 6 boxes as low as possible, i did think about adding an extra shelf per rack, that would be ideal. My thought process was that adding an extra bit of base might just bring it up height wise whilst costing a bit less and not be too tall
I suppose my main concern is if i do it and it doesnt sound quite right
If you bought a base you couldn’t just split it, as the two levels have different hardware.
If it was me I’d put the power supplies for the 252 and NDS on the top two levels. Put both parts of the 300 on the bottom. Either let the burndies sit on the floor or use some pipe insulation to keep them supported.
When I had a CDS3, 552 and 300 it was the first two that made a difference not touching the floor. The two 300 burndies didn’t seem to be affected, though they were resting on thick carpet.
It certainly looks better without a big gap between the two stacks. Why not try my suggestion and see what you think. The best thing is that it’s totally free, other than an hour or two of your time.
do you think moving the boxes around so the 300 ps is on the bottom and having the 300 burndies running along the floor would be better? its only one burndy that is slightly touching the floor at the moment.
I wouldnt split a base, i wold buy two lots of the second bit of the base, in essence giving the base pack three parts instead of two
Put it this way, you very likely won’t hear a difference. I certainly wouldn’t get more base parts. I’d either leave it as it is, or if I moved it together I’d either get medium uprights for the lower level or just let the burndies sit on the floor. It costs nothing to try.