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Show me your rack.....but from the back !

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Can y'all share some pictures of how cable connections are managed on a A/V rack ?. I started the installation of my equipment, but the wires soon became a mess. I want to know a better way of clubbing the cables together. I am using a Middle Atlantic A/V rack.
post #2 of 8
MA lacing bars are your friend...

http://www.cableorganizer.com/articles/cable-management.htm

An image search for them also gives a bunch of hits in the "Show me" thread here and similar threads over at RemoteCentral.
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Power cables run vertically all on the right, LV on the left. 1-2 lacer bars per component. Velcro OneWrap easier to change and adjust than zip ties. I used 3 pairs of vertical rack rails.

Speaker cables (distributed audio system) are patched at rail mount terminal blocks.

No sharp bends for Ethernet cables.

This is a repurposed very deep server rack which will be replaced with a 20-24" deep AV rack. The terminal blocks will be replaced with panel mount Neutrik SpeakOn connectors for quick disconnection in the event the furnace needs replacement or significant service. I've used 0", 2", and 4" offset L-shaped lacer bars.

This old used server rack has been great practice for the next one.
Edited by Neurorad - 4/24/13 at 8:54pm
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Thread Starter 
Thanks a lot !!!!!. This helps a lot !.
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View from above.
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Not finished, but a couple of pictures of my last rack while I was in the wiring process. Power and signal lines were kept separate, fyi.



Edited by TMcG - 4/25/13 at 4:07am
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Here you go. Not the best cable management by any mean, but not the worst neither I guess. tongue.gif


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