I have recently been shopping around for an equipment rack for my gear and was curious to know what everyone's thoughts were on the importance of weight and density of the rack. I found a web site that offers some very nice wooden racks of various sizes and made of different wood types and thicknesses.
Here is a scenario to help explain the question. If I had an equipment rack with 4 shelves including the top and bottom platforms that was made of 2" thick Walnut and had 3" thick posts for legs would it be more acoustically dead then a similar rack with 3" thick Maple shelves?
Where does the importance of wood type fit in verses shelf thickness when it comes to the rack your equipment sits on?
Is there really that much vibration taking place throughout the equipment rack to cause enough disturbance of the electronic components to make a noticeable difference in sound or is the whole equipment rack concept another one of those high end audio world snake oil treatments?
Thanks for any info or opinions you can provide