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Lovan Classic II
4 Reviews
rating  4 of 5
Description: Four shelf isolation audio rack


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by audiobore a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2000

Bottom Line:   
i wanted to submit a follow-up to what i had originally written, because i recently discovered something of some interest. the bright star big rock 1 is a fantastic add on to the classic 2 rack. it fits perfectly on the top shelf, and also adds a great deal of additional isolation from vibration, etc. it's especially good for turntables. five stars for the bright star + lovan combo

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by audiobore a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2000

Bottom Line:   
well, i never thought that i would be rating an audio rack, but this is simply an aesthetic review and opinion. anyway, absolutely to all below who noted that the center pole in the back provides a problem when connecting. also, not being able to move it while components are on it is terrible. and for the money one would expect something better, but nevertheless, as all audio component (and i guess rack) purchases go, one usually spends twice as much to get 1/2 the product one envisioned in the beginning. But in the + column, it is quite functional and attractive looking. also, though it makes connections tough, the center support in back hides itself when placed against a wall.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Elton J. Crim Jr. a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 29, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I purchased the lovan Classic II the tall version three years ago and it has been great. I think it looks attractive and is relative inert and very stable. The biggest problem that I have had is that the back center column sometimes makes it difficult to hook up RCA cables if they are centered on the unit. The other problem is that it is a tripod and when you are hooking up gear you can (if you aren't careful tip up a shelf. Other than those two caveates I really like the shelves and the black brushed metal. One other advantage it has is that because it's stackable, the four shelves can be set up as four straight up or two side by side which gives you some flexability if you want a different look. They also pass the wife acceptance factor (which can be important). My wife would never have tolerated shelves with large bolts and stuff.

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Duration Product Used:   an Audiophile

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by starford a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 11, 1998

Bottom Line:   
The Lovan Classic II is a very good rack for most kinds of audio gear. I actually bought the Tall version, with four identical tall (10") shelves.
It's especially nice for those who like to get in behind their gear every so often, as the rear support tube is centered along the back, and leaves access to most connection points.

One trouble I've had is that my Sony 200 CD changer's outputs (RCA and Optical) are centered on the unit, and they almost can't be reached. Also, the big, big Sony changer is a good fit height wise, but it's almost too deep to go all the way in. I can just get it to sit on the shelf without looking like it's going to pop out.

Fit and finish of the Lovan rack is very good, but a little rough. A terry cloth towel will leave little white lint behind if you clean it. The support tubes ring when tapped by a fingernail, so fill them with sand or shot to deaden them. The gold plated endcaps are a nice touch, and look great next to the matching stands. The shelves are good, but a bit thin. Be careful where you put the little foam feet! Overall, the rack is striking in my listening room, but for the money, I'd hoped for better.

I found this rack at Audio Advisor: www.audioadvisor.com

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