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Hugh Tran   an Audiophile [Nov 19, 1997]

I bought the Premier's R-30 rack with the R-ES/7 add-on last night. They were very easy to put together--it only took me one hour. The rack is quite sturdy and attractive looking. I have considered racks from Vantage Point, Salamander, and Sanus but found the Premier rack to be reasonably priced and offers greater flexibility on future upgrades.

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4
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ipasha   an Audio Enthusiast [Nov 18, 1997]

Very good

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4
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Robert   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 18, 1999]
Strength:

Good looking and it has isolated shelves

Weakness:

The cardboard spacers. It is also a pain to assemble with the additions.

I picked one up used at a wonderful price ($100 complete). It has four shelves on one side and three on the other, with a bridge shelf between the two. I think the designations are:Two R-30 3-shelf racks, One R-ES/7 expansion shelf and One R-BR bridge shelf. Anyhow, it works fine. I wouldn't put it in the league with Billy Bags, but it costs a whole lot less. The three isolated shelves are a big plus (one per rack plus the expansion shelf). For the regular retail I would give it a 3+, but if you can find one used in good shape a 4 is in order. Don't do what I did during assembly! In my attempt to make the stand a little more rigid and dampen it, I added insulation, teflon tape and neoprene washers. After tightening everything as far as it would go, I realized there wasn't enough threaded rod left to put on the end caps. Oops! Tear it all apart and start over. Give yourself a bit of leeway. Good luck and don't wear white to assemble.

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4
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4
Brian   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 11, 1999]
Strength:

Rigid design,expansion capibility,nice looking

Weakness:

cardboard spacers that keep verticle "tubes" in place,threaded rods need to be longer

I really like the rack. It makes the equipment look sharp.I added a low wattage light to accent the components. For what you get,the price could be lower.When it comes time to to move the rack,don't grab by the verticle tubes. Use the shelves themselves. The tubes could loosen and become dislocated.

Similar Products Used: one r-30,three r-es/7
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4
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4
Lou Balch   an Audio Enthusiast [Feb 06, 1998]

I concur with these reviews, the Premier racks offer an excellent value for the money. They're sturdy and attractive with excellent isolation properties. I only wish they made them in a deeper (19-20") configuration. I need a new rack for my audio system and Target seems to be the only ones who offer a rack that meets my specifications (3 shelf rack w/19-20" depth and 11-12" between shelves). If you're looking a good rack at a reasonable price, Premier is the way to go.

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4
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Bernard   an Audio Enthusiast [May 21, 1998]

Putting my system together I decided I needed to purchase an affordable rack for my equipment. I oringinally wanted to buy some Lovan racks but they were way out of my range. I purchased a three shelf audio rack with one expansion kit. All for $170. You can't beat that. Pretty stable construction and well isolated shelves (with blu-tak). It took me about 30 mins to assemble with the expansion shelf. Excellent value and very expandable to accomadate future needs.

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Brad Miller   an Audiophile [Jul 28, 1998]

Before I disagree with all the other owners of Premier Racks, I must say that I have had a mostly positive experience with my Premier rack. My problem came when I decided to use the "Modular" feature of this rack. I bought the 3-shelf system about 4 years ago with intent to add on video and possibly more audio space later. Unfortunately, I found out that Premier changed models about the time I bought mine. One of the dealers I talked to said he thought they were changing again soon. When I called the company to see if they had any old stuff floating around, or could somehow accomidate me since this was hardly my fault, my reception was very cold. I was basically told that, while the gentleman I was talking to understood my problem and had the authority to take care of it, he simply did not have the desire. I was given the name and address of the "Director" and recieved no reply to my letter. One part of selling a product, I believe, is standing behind it. I must encourage someone shopping for modular stands to keep looking.

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1
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Berno   an Audio Enthusiast [Jul 21, 1999]

It's well worth the money.Rigid, good look, clean clear sound. Tight bass.
Good buy.
5 star for the price.

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5
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Levrow   an Audio Enthusiast [Jul 28, 1999]

was torn between this rack and the salamander stuff. they are about equal in price when you start with
basic stuff, but i went with the premier because it
ended up being cheaper for what i wanted. it's very
sturdy with the adjustable spikes (which come with
any of the "base" parts of the system. it wasn't all
that difficult to assemble. you will get your hands
oily from the steel rods but those soon get covered
byour outer tubes which can also be filled with
insulating foam to dampen even more sound. each shelf
is solid. they also have additional spikes for each
shelf. mine came with one set and then one of the
add-on shelves also came with the spikes, so i keep
receiver and dvd on the spikes. premier racks are
also made by paradigm, so they match my paradigm
speaker stands as well. i would recommend this system
to anyone who wants a stable, nice looking rack. i
think i ended up paying around $260 for a 4 shelf and
i also got the wire channel kit which hides all your
unsightly wires and cables. worth the extra $39 if
you have a lot of those things that you want to hide.
these aren't as infinitely adjustable as the
salamander archtypes, but once i have everything
where i want it, why would i need to move everything
again? i mean, it's a pain just to do it once. i
currently have the R-30 and a R-ES/4. if i ever need
to expand, there are plenty of add on possibilities.
they only come in black, but they look oh so nice!

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4
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Jeff Johannsen   an Audiophile [Jun 02, 1997]

These modular equipment racks are very strong and stable. In addition to floor spikes, each shelf is mechanically isolated with four additional spikes. Available in black only, there are several different options for both audio and video applications. One warning, these are somewhat difficult to assemble. However, my dealer offered to put them together for me, something you may want to consider if you do not have the time, tools, or patience. Overall, I am quiet pleased with their appearance and performance.

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