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RE: DIY rack design

Well, since space between shelves is usually an issue one would have to think about how to integrate mass on spring systems and or roller bearing type systems into the rack construction. The Springs themselves could be real steel springs or rubber/elastomer balls of appropriate spring rate. Spring rate circa 15 - 20 lb/inch is about right. The Mass is the combined mass of the component + top plate, the plate supported by the springs. The springs or balls would rest directly on the rack shelf OR on a bottom plate which in turn rests on cones on the rack shelf. When you add up all the plates and cones/feet it's easy to run out of space between shelves if not predesigned. Then one comes back to the idea, well, maybe it's going to be easier and better (sonically) in the end to forget the rack and mount everything directly on the floor.

Edits: 02/25/12

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