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Standesign Design 5
8 Reviews
rating  4.38 of 5
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Description: 5 shelf stereo stand


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Barry Shearn a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I bought these Linx Power Amps second hand from a private seller, having known how good they were from previous experiance hearing four Linx poweramps in a biamed system. However I was very shocked when I actually got them into my system - there are superb. The power amps are monoblocks and the preamp is a dual mono design wired internally with Van den Hull cable. MM and MC input pus a nice switching system.

Boy, so these amps sing! If you like Naim stuff these will be right up you're alley - they've got that Naim drive and speed but are a lot sweeter and more airy. Definition is superb and they bop like crazy! they also have tons of power (100W per monblock) and easily match a pair of 135's when biamped.

What I dislike about Naim amps is the courseness, so the Linx amps were a great find, shame the New Zealand company is no longer in business - if you find any of these amps going second hand snap them up! I'm looking for another pair of monoblocks so I can biamp..can't wait...

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   private sale



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I want to reiterate what other reviewers have reported. The styling is first class. It is stunning looking. But I would agree with the negatives listed elsewhere:

1) The holes in the back center column where the cords are to be hidden are unfinished. You could cut your hands on them. But if your careful, this shouldn't be a major negative.
2) However, lack of shelf depth, combined with center post location, is a problem. If you take the depth of the average stereo component, and you use banana-clips to connect the speakers, and the speaker posts on the back of the receiver/amp are either centrally located or nearly so, they you are in trouble. The depth of the component plus the banana clip are greater than the depth of the shelf, so you end up having the component stick out beyond the front of the shelf. It's manageable, but the slick beauty of the rack of the rack is compromised. Even my CD player isn't centered on the shelf because of the same kind of conflict.

To be sure, I'm upgrading to an A/V stand (the standesign isn't intended to have a TV on its top shelf--it's too small, too high, and can only support about 60 lbs.) so mine is for sale.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   local high-end store



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by David Achilli a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Everyone who sees this rack is amazed at the clever design. Because of it's design, it is easy to change equipment and/or cables. It it is also easy to do a complete cleaning a couple of times a year. I noticed that my equipment sounded better on this rigid stand, versus my old wood rack.

The rack is not perfect, however. The quality of the shelves leaves a lot to be desired. Mine had chips on the edges and black marks (cutting lines). Also, hiding cables in the back spine sounds like a great idea, but the reality is that you could never hide a system's full cables in that spine. They should have forgot about the holes in the back, and allowed the stand to be sand-filled. I rate the value 3 stars, based on the retail price. For what I paid, it is a 4. Overall, I have to give it a 4 for it's unique design.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Audio Advisor



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andy Cheshire a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2000

Bottom Line:   
The looks and practicality of this stand are superb. Everyone who sees it is impressed. The best part is that the cables can be hidden down the central spine.

The isolation for the record deck is fine (spikes) and the unit has spikes at the base. The other shelves can be easily 'upgraded' by adding isolation mounts between them and the frame.

Highly recommended

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter Chew a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Awesome looking stand - equipment seems to float in the air since the rear support spine is hidden (especially if you paint it to blend with the rear wall).

Sound is focused, stable and the stand does not colour the sound.

Filling the vertical column with expandable foam improves the focus and helps with damping...a cheap tweak.

I have no complaints with the stand...as robust as it gets with one piece construction.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999




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