Ok, now that I have done my research my mind has been completely changed. The new plan is to build an open rack out of wood with MDF Shelves which will rest on points or some other isolation product.
This is what I will be modeling my design off of:
I have a couple questions that need answering before I put together a design:
1. I have a matching NAD preamp and Tuner, they look really nice together. I am considering putting them on the same shelf to save on materials and rack height. (Tuner stacked on top of preamp) Since the Tuner will never be on when other sources are running it should act as a weight for the preamp right? And even when the Tuner is on are there any moving components? So the big question is- can I set these two components on the same shelf?
2. This is a DIY rack and I am trying to save as much money as possible. The key to this rack will be what I use for isolation on the shelves. Cones and Spikes are very expensive and they are not really practical for this design. I was considering using field points (archery) they would work the same way as spikes. Are there any other materials that I could use such as isolation pads or some cheap tweak to isolate the shelves?
Jan, thanks for encouraging me to do thorough research before starting this project. I think I have a better grasp on the concepts and think this type of rack will be much more effective than the original cabinet idea.