Wall Shelf

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Wall Shelf

Post by dinogyro » 13 May 2016 08:50

Can anyone recommend a wall shelf that is big enough to fit a Gyro and SEcure cover?

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Re: Wall Shelf

Post by packgrog » 13 May 2016 14:38

Well, I used an Apollo WT2 SE with my TecnoDec for a while. I'm even planning on selling it soon, but it'd be insane for me to ship it BACK to the UK, especially since I kind of don't want to pop off the remaining plastic caps and empty the sand.

http://www.audioaffair.co.uk/apollo-wt2 ... wall-shelf

Sand filling the front cross bars (the only place you CAN fill, weirdly) really did help with deadening external noise. I also popped off the rubber support feat and got doubled-up 3/4" baltic bitch platforms with Herbie's extra-thick grungebuster dots between bracket and support, and large diameter extra thin grungebusters between birch planks. Best sound I ever got out of the TecnoDec, which is likely far more picky with platforms than the suspended chassic Gyro.

Be sure to mount any wall bracket on the most rigid, level surface possible. I got a cheap 2' x 2' birch plank from Home Depot that I mounted to the wall studs, then mounted the bracket to that. I also put some heavy duty wall mounting screws in the wall after drilling the holes in the plank for the bracket, so that the bracket screws went through the plank and straight into the wall, for added rigidity. I probably could have done pull-ups on the thing after all of that. Great freakin' shelf. Too bad my new listening area is in a finished basement with thin drywall but concrete under carpet. Now I have to swap the Apollo for a floor stand. :P

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Re: Wall Shelf

Post by dinogyro » 13 May 2016 16:03

That might do, but the SEcure cover is 515mm wide x 415mm deep. I guess it could overhang a bit.

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Re: Wall Shelf

Post by blakep » 15 May 2016 16:43

Original, more substantial Target Wall Mount will do it if you can source one on the used market. Not sure if the more current version will do it.

The shelf area on the original Target (not including the frame itself) is 535 mm x 480 mm.
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Re: Wall Shelf

Post by dinogyro » 15 May 2016 17:33

That's good information. I'll put a search on ebay and see if I get any notifications.

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Re: Wall Shelf

Post by Mallerman » 26 May 2016 23:24

I contacted Adam at Audio Suspension to make me a custom shelf for my Gyrodec. I'm over the moon with it as is my wife, which lets face it, when you've lived in a house for 7 years and never put up one shelf or picture after being pestered repeatedly but put up your turntable shelf within hours of it being delivered it must be something sexy. :lol:

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Post by dinogyro » 27 May 2016 00:23

I liked that shelf a lot, but was told it wouldn't take the SEcure cover. Didn't think of contacting the company. I contacted Michell and was advised to get an Iso Base. Then I could put that on a regular shelf with the cover on top. Iso Base is arriving tomorrow!

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Re: Wall Shelf

Post by dinogyro » 27 May 2016 09:34

Mallerman wrote:I contacted Adam at Audio Suspension to make me a custom shelf for my Gyrodec. I'm over the moon with it as is my wife, which lets face it, when you've lived in a house for 7 years and never put up one shelf or picture after being pestered repeatedly but put up your turntable shelf within hours of it being delivered it must be something sexy. :lol:
How much did it cost?

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Re: Wall Shelf

Post by Mallerman » 27 May 2016 10:51

I paid what I think is a reasonable price of £350 for a bespoke shelf. I went to Audio Suspension direct, details as below:

adam@audiosuspension.com

Mob: 07939 594079

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Re: Wall Shelf

Post by dinogyro » 27 May 2016 11:24

Well, that is very reasonable. I just paid £220 for the Iso Base and a 'normal' wall shelf is going to be about another £150. I am kicking myself.

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Re: Wall Shelf

Post by Tarzan » 30 Sep 2016 18:26

That Isobase any cop mate?

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Re: Wall Shelf

Post by dinogyro » 30 Sep 2016 20:30

Well, it did seem to tighten up the bass a bit, but mainly it's a stable platform for the cover. I have three inquisitive cats, so that's an essential for me.

It looks fab with the cover on. Like a sculpture in a case.

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Re: Wall Shelf

Post by antennaguru » 01 Oct 2016 03:00

dinogyro wrote:Can anyone recommend a wall shelf that is big enough to fit a Gyro and SEcure cover?
I put my Linn Sondek LP12 on a Quadspire wall shelf at my ski house, and it seemed roomy enough for most turntables. Most importantly, it is attractive according to my wife:

http://www.soundstagedirect.com/quadras ... hgodclUBTQ

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Re: Wall Shelf

Post by dinogyro » 01 Oct 2016 09:35

The problem with the Michell SEcure cover is that it is 515mm wide. I couldn't find a wall shelf (off the peg) that would fit. If I was doing it again, I would get the custom made shelf.

Here it is with one cat pretending he's not interested.
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Re: Wall Shelf

Post by Tarzan » 03 Oct 2016 18:45

dinogyro wrote:Well, it did seem to tighten up the bass a bit, but mainly it's a stable platform for the cover. I have three inquisitive cats, so that's an essential for me.

It looks fab with the cover on. Like a sculpture in a case.
Thank you.

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