>>> Too bad the distribution channel is through custom installers who need to add something for their effort. An on-line discount retailer would put it in the hands of more DIYers. More like the MA distribution model. <<<.
I agree, I've had some customers ban me from using snapav because of their concern about getting replacement parts themselves.
Any way the SnapAV racks are still a lot cheaper than Middle Atlantic racks.
Middle Atlantic has the HUGE advantage of selling to ANYONE. With SnapAV you may find yourself unable to purchase parts or additional units. Also, Middle Atlantic rack's are deeply discounted by MANY sellers, their prices are quite competitive.