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Old 12-30-2017, 10:00 AM
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show me your shelving

i am quickly running out of shelf space for all my stuff. im thinking of building some and would like to see some pictures of what you have. need some ideas!

thanks all sb
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:48 PM
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I designed and built this unit before I went full on "Mental" and bought up all these freaking tape decks. I had less than 10 tape decks at the time. Now I need 4 of them... I also have a temporary wire rack on rollers solution for some of them until we get into a new place.




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Old 12-30-2017, 02:42 PM
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my wife thinks i have the bug bad enough, but i think im not too bad yet
the wood shelving is very nice. i was thinking something like that on rollers, but didnt think of the wire shelving. that might be the ticket
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:33 AM
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I put together some wood shelves with M12 rods and some nuts. All is then placed onto two blocks of leca that hides behind the bottom front. There is also a space to stuff with power cables and junk.

(And yes, we are many that are behind MHz... )
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:13 PM
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Super nice!!! Congrats!!!
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:26 PM
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MHz, this is a stunning collection!!! I know this is about the shelfs, but hell, this is a NICE collection! Insane, but nice! :-)
I feel an urge to visit you and listen to one deck after another!!!
Whenever my wife thinks, that I am weird, I'll show her your pictures!
And I have to ask this one question, you know: wich one is the BEST???
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:31 PM
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MHz, this is a stunning collection!!! I know this is about the shelfs, but hell, this is a NICE collection! Insane, but nice! :-)
I feel an urge to visit you and listen to one deck after another!!!
Whenever my wife thinks, that I am weird, I'll show her your pictures!
And I have to ask this one question, you know: wich one is the BEST???
;-)
Thanks.... My Mrs. is not impressed however. The scary thing is, there are another 20 decks not pictured (they seemed to have procreated this year).

Best? The only reason I answer this way is because so many of the others have not been restored yet. But my Pioneer T-1100S (CT-95) is amazing. It's not really fair though as it has had all it's Op-Amps, capacitors upgraded plus some other mods. I am trying to find some time to do all the mods to my Technics RS-B965 that A.N.T. suggests. I have all the parts now. I also have all new Elna caps and rollers from my TCD-3014A.

Ultimately I would love a true dedicated room to display them ALL in. That may happen sooner than I want. I am likely to be in my current location for less than 6 months. I will probably build more shelves for the decks but learn from the wiring and design issues of my current display case.
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:54 PM
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Gorgeous MHZ, simply stunning. I love it, the colors, and the look. The shelving is nice too.....JK,,.. Could you build me one as well?..

I'd be happy to give your other 'orphan' decks a good home until you can give them good homes of their own. Mrs Macman isn't daunted by the extra gear or having it displayed, as long as I let her display her own things as well.
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:33 PM
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Here are pics of my shelving, all wired shelving with the addition of 3/8" Birch and some Oak (the large grey heavy metal shelve) cut, edge routered, sanded, stained and sealed. Fastened with machine screws washer and nylon nuts. The two 24" x 18" shelves are perfect for my Spec System and SA9500 put together System are on 4" caster wheels which makes it easy to move around carefully and slowly keeping the law of gravity firmly in mind.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:02 PM
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Thats a lot of Pioneer in one place.
looks good.
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:16 AM
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After seeing these pictures I feel really good about my comparatively limited collection. Last few days I've been questioning the need for having 5 turntables when I only listen to one or 5 R2R's or 5 cassette decks and 3 8-tracks plus the other miscellaneous stuff that goes with it all.

Its comforting to know that I have a lot of room to grow before I come close to these serious(ly crazy) collections
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Old 01-04-2018, 01:25 PM
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How are you guys hooking up multiple decks with limited inputs on your amps/receivers? What type of switchboards/splitters etc are being used. My deck/turntable count is getting up there and want to avoid connecting disconnecting. Thanks.
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Old 01-04-2018, 01:47 PM
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How are you guys hooking up multiple decks with limited inputs on your amps/receivers? What type of switchboards/splitters etc are being used. My deck/turntable count is getting up there and want to avoid connecting disconnecting. Thanks.
I use the dBx 200 route selector in one of my setups and the Pioneer U-24 program selector in another.
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Old 01-04-2018, 02:44 PM
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After seeing these pictures I feel really good about my comparatively limited collection. Last few days I've been questioning the need for having 5 turntables when I only listen to one or 5 R2R's or 5 cassette decks and 3 8-tracks plus the other miscellaneous stuff that goes with it all.

Its comforting to know that I have a lot of room to grow before I come close to these serious(ly crazy) collections
When I started with my first system decades ago, the thought of "collecting" never entered my mind as I was in the Military '73 (not the best pay) with a family trying to make ends meet. As time and $$ permitted I found myself "upgrading" to a better receiver, then a better cassette deck, then a better TT, then my first 7" RtR, then my first 10" RtR and so on. Eventually, I suppose it became a hobby since I never got rid of anything being "upgraded" and as time (retired 23yrs USAF) and an improved financial status (new employment) and an eventual empty nester my hobby changed to collector of most things Pioneer of the 60's - 80's vintage era. I no doubt have more than I can play at one time which is why I have 3 systems setup in our home and try to rotate the gear every 6 - 8 months. I will soon part with 2 complete systems, more than likely Spec Rack Systems complete with speakers, that will go to my 2 youngest sons (30 & 27) back in Western NY sometime this coming spring. They have both always shown an interest my collecting and operating of the gear. Lately they have been fascinated with tape and recording and one wants access to my vinyl and the other wants my mp3 collection. So, as you can see I didn't start out as a collector, I started out just like you and eventually got to a point where my love of music and vintage gear along with good health, fortune and the love of a great woman allows me to collect. As you stated you have room to grow, I hope you are enjoying your journey as much as I did! BTW, you have quite the collection yourself ....
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:24 AM
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Johnny: Oh boy, that's much more quality vintage gear than I've seen in one place at one time. Having a sturdy shelf added on top of the wire shelving is the way to do it. Also, rolling racks are a good way to access components easily.

Nando.
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:51 AM
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Johnny: Oh boy, that's much more quality vintage gear than I've seen in one place at one time. Having a sturdy shelf added on top of the wire shelving is the way to do it. Also, rolling racks are a good way to access components easily.

Nando.
Thanks Nando, as stated earlier I started in the early ‘70s. In retrospect I must agree I do have more than I’ll ever need and or use. I need to start getting my gear professionally gone over so when I start dispersing it amount family they will be getting fully functional gear. There’s a good chance I’ll become the “Best Dad and Greatest Uncle” in Western NY next year. Ha! BTW the sturdy heavy shelves are anchored to the wall to keep from tipping...
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:29 PM
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Here are pics of my shelving, all wired shelving with the addition of 3/8" Birch and some Oak (the large grey heavy metal shelve) cut, edge routered, sanded, stained and sealed. Fastened with machine screws washer and nylon nuts. The two 24" x 18" shelves are perfect for my Spec System and SA9500 put together System are on 4" caster wheels which makes it easy to move around carefully and slowly keeping the law of gravity firmly in mind.
I like your style.... collect until it hurts!!!
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:40 PM
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Gorgeous MHZ, simply stunning. I love it, the colors, and the look. The shelving is nice too.....JK,,.. Could you build me one as well?..

I'd be happy to give your other 'orphan' decks a good home until you can give them good homes of their own. Mrs Macman isn't daunted by the extra gear or having it displayed, as long as I let her display her own things as well.
Yeah... I've got a bit of this color coordination A.D.D. thing going on so I picked Sedona Red stain for the case, sub side panels and shelf trim wrap. It was an insane amount of work building that wall unit. I'm not sure I WANT to build another. Lot's of cuts, gluing, sanding, drying, staining, drying.... and cussing seemed to help. ;-)

Mrs. MHz would happily donate whatever if I ever got "disappeared" for more than a day so I should probably get off tape heads to check on the decks now...

Me: "ummm... but Sweetums those are my Tandberg and Nak decks?"
Her: "...... And? "
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