My McIntosh system is complete at this point. I have thought about vinyl but I sold and traded them over 30 years ago. I kept and added to my cd collection over the years so once again I decided to get back into McIntosh. I had a Mc system many years ago.
The rack is something I built myself while in lock down. It is 1" butcher block and 3/4" metal pipe. I basically replicated a VPI rack I had for a year. I really like how it came out. I saw another Audiogon member build one similar so I decided to give it a try. The materials were around $500 and about 12 hours of labor. Most everything I had delivered to the door but had to go and pick up the 6' lengths of butcher block. Let me know what you think.
You built a very nice shelf system which I assume is adjustable as well.
I bought a pair of Michael Green Justaracks (deluxe) many years ago for about $450 each. The MDF shelves are two inches thick, and easy to adjust- something I've had to do several times as needed for different components.
It's not very pretty to look at (all black), but is extremely solid, even if you want a turntable. The thing is, except for Mapleshade (which is very expensive for two racks of four shelves, each), no one makes anything like this anymore. I'm not
deriding high-end rack systems, but I certainly got a good return on my investment, and spent the money I saved on a preamp or a CD player.