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post #2641 of 2650 Old 06-04-2016, 07:53 AM
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Hey guys - what are some of your favorite, basic racks? I was planning to go with the Middle Atlantic BGR series. However as I dug in I realized that its a bit overkill for my needs. Basically I just need the raw cage - no front or back doors, no side walls, no top. Only requirements really are that it is rated for at least 800 pounds and can support casters. The Middle Atlantic Slim5 looked interesting, but that's only UL rated for 400 pounds. My power isolation transformer alone is 300 pounds... Thanks!
The Snap AV ones are good and we'll priced.

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Last week I had to get a stepladder behind it to pull down and terminate a cat5 out of the ceiling, and while that was tight, I was still able to work ok.
I've got a couple of these around the house, including one next to my racks of gear.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/stor...tegoryId=12235

While they're pricey ($99) the 5-step model from the Container Store is fantastic. I'm not a small guy and it's the only one I ever feel confident using on the upper step:

http://www.containerstore.com/s/3--5...0&q=stepladder
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It's 19 inches from the back of the rack to the wall. The rack itself is a four-post that's 21 inches deep.
I built my AV closet to be 45" square and I don't regret it. #biggerisbetter
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Heres mine, needs some sorting out now die to installing an Integral and a Panasonic UHD player.

Will post updated pics when I get a few more shelves installed.
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Display : JVC X7000 Projector | SE 103" Enlightor 4k | LG 65B6 OLED |
Sources : Panasonic UB900 UHD Player | Apple TV3 | HTPC | Sky HD | Sonos Connect | Synology 24Tb |
Audio : Marantz 8802A | Genelec 8050 LCR | Monitor Audio IDC Sides & Rears | Seaton Submersive Master/Slave |
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I built my AV closet to be 45" square and I don't regret it. #biggerisbetter
That's a good sized space. Unfortunately, I have a steel post in the wall behind mine, so I was unable to get more space.

I installed my transducers in my theater furniture yesterday. My wife snapped a photo showing me working behind the rack to give an idea of how much space I have to work with.

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yikes man that's tight. do you have some kind of light to shine from right to left in that picture?

I have a light in my closet but I always need more light when I'm working back there.
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yikes man that's tight.
And dark, too. When open, the bookcase blocks natural light quite well, so I bring a floor lamp over to illuminate when I have to work back there. And I still use a flashlight as well.

I have all my infrastructure wiring terminated in keystones in the back of the rack using three of these, which makes working back there relatively easy.
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I have begun to hide flashlights in almost every corner of my house. They are extremely handy when you need them most.
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I have begun to hide flashlights in almost every corner of my house. They are extremely handy when you need them most.
And a pair of appropriate strength reading glasses. Some of the type on the back of all the gear is TINY. A 3-AAA cell LED flashlight and a pair of +2.50 reading glasses comes in handy...
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And a pair of appropriate strength reading glasses. Some of the type on the back of all the gear is TINY. A 3-AAA cell LED flashlight and a pair of +2.50 reading glasses comes in handy...
fortunately for me I have great reading glasses built right in! I'm TERRIBLY near sighted which means all I have to do is hold something up under my glasses and I can make out just about any detail at any size, no matter how small.

It's not great for driving, sports, or pretty much anything else but being near sighted does have that going for it.
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