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    Having gotten shot of the Musical Fidelity 'boxes' and now the proud owner of a pair of EAR Yoshino 509s, I found I had a small dilemma regarding the location of these power amps.

    I fancied installing them in the current rack on a shelf each of their own, but obtaining legs of the correct size proved to be impossible as the Apollo Soprano Mezzo is now obsolete and legs are unobtainable.

    As usual, I looked into manufacturing my own, just as long as I could make them identical to the originals, so I found tube of the correct dimensions and got some mild steel flat bar to make the internal threaded mounting plates.

    A bit of hacksawing, filing, grinding and welding and hey presto. Check lengths for accuracy and get them powder coated.

    Success and can't tell the DIY legs from the originals........
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    Smart cooky!!

    Bet the 509's get those cones flappin'!!
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    Brilliant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESK View Post
    Smart cooky!!
    It's just what I do....

    Quote Originally Posted by ESK View Post
    Bet the 509's get those cones flappin'!!
    OH YES..... Something like Jeff Beck's 'Space For The Papa' certainly gets some air circulating a bit....
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    Holy upping the ante on DIY! I am duly impressed with that.

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    There must be a fair bit of weight on those rack legs, just hope the floor is up to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tube Nube View Post
    Holy upping the ante on DIY! I am duly impressed with that.
    Cheers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy831 View Post
    There must be a fair bit of weight on those rack legs, just hope the floor is up to it
    Not a lot actually. The tubing is pretty thin and the threaded components are only 6mm thick, so eight legs only weigh a bit over a kilo. It would certainly be a different prospect if they were machined form solid bar, but the 12mm glass is the major contributor to the Apollo rack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WullieD20 View Post
    Cheers.



    Not a lot actually. The tubing is pretty thin and the threaded components are only 6mm thick, so eight legs only weigh a bit over a kilo. It would certainly be a different prospect if they were machined form solid bar, but the 12mm glass is the major contributor to the Apollo rack.
    I think he meant the total weight including kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    I think he meant the total weight including kit
    Ha ha. Silly me. Simple mistake, my apologies.

    Anyway, it's nowhere as heavy as it was when the MF scrap iron was accommodated on it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WullieD20 View Post
    it's nowhere as heavy as it was when the MF scrap iron was accommodated
    Really, I imagined the TdP 509'S would be a lot heavier than they are (I just looked it up at 15.3kg / mono amp) I was thinking they would each be 35kg hence my comment and mistake
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    Absolutely correct Andy.

    The AMS50 weighed in at 60kgs on its own!
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    Bloody Hell! 60kg jeez you only want to move that once
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