I'd like to get an equipment rack that has good sonic qualities as well as aethetic ones, and in particular I'd like to get one with real wood shelving. I'm currently considering the Finite Elemente Pagode Reference and the Walker Prologue Equipment Rack, which recently won a TAS recommended product. Initially, the rack would have to hold a Boulder 865, an Esoteric X-03, and a Transparent 8 Power Conditioner. A likely additional component is the Esoteric DAC 07, when it becomes available.
In my city, Toronto, I don't have the opportunity of seeing either of these products locally, both would have to be ordered. I'd be greatful if anyone has any suggestions regarding these two, or could suggest additional candidates (with real wood shelving.)
I've also considered having a local builder build some custom shelving from 1 3/4" maple, say, 48" wide, 18" deep, and 30" high, with two shelves, and maybe placing the equipment on isolation platforms, perhaps Sonority Design platforms. Any comment on the likelihood of this option leading to a good result?