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post #1711 of 2104
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Originally Posted by Pain Infliction View Post

What fans or fan kit are you using?

UQFP-4DRA for exhaust, which I have already... and hoping to find a UQFP-4RIS for intake duties.
post #1712 of 2104
Hi Billmac,
Sent you an e-mail regarding your fab home entertainment center.
post #1713 of 2104
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Originally Posted by bobdoggy View Post


Can you tell me what rack this is? Also, does it come with all of the shelves and blanks?

Thanks,

Jim
post #1714 of 2104
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Originally Posted by tiguej View Post

Can you tell me what rack this is? Also, does it come with all of the shelves and blanks?

Thanks,

Jim


Jim,

It looks like this rack has custom face plates from MA. I have them on my rack as well. MA has a database of the majority of products, but will also custom cut for electronics that aren't in their database.
post #1715 of 2104
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Originally Posted by tiguej View Post

Can you tell me what rack this is? Also, does it come with all of the shelves and blanks?

Thanks,

Jim

It looks like an Middle Atlantic WRK rack. Shelves and blanks are sold separately.
WRK Series 19" Gangable Enclosures http://www.middleatlantic.com/enclosure/gang/wrkg.htm
or
WRK-SA 19" Stand-Alone Enclosures http://www.middleatlantic.com/enclosure/sa/wrksa.htm
post #1716 of 2104
Thanks for the feedback. It is tough to decide which one would work best for my application. Here is the equipment I currently have:

Pioneer SC-55
Oppo 103 Blu-Ray
DirecTV
MR4000 PANAMAX - 8-OUTLET SURGE PROTECTOR
Sony PS2

I want to make sure I have some extra room for future growth.

I saw that Amazon had the Sanus Classic CFR2136-B1 36U Rack for $899 with free shipping.

Product Features
Pre-assembled component rack
Includes two 1U shelves
Three 2U shelves
Three 3U shelves
Two 1U blanking panels
Product Dimensions 23.6 x 23.6 x 70.5 inches

Any help would be appreciated.


Thanks,

Jim
Edited by tiguej - 4/7/13 at 2:31pm
post #1717 of 2104
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Originally Posted by tiguej View Post

Can you tell me what rack this is? Also, does it come with all of the shelves and blanks?

Thanks,

Jim

It is a Middle Atlantic WRK. Shelves are the MA custom ones.

Here is a current pic BDP 105 replaced the 83 and another QSC replaced the Hafler.
post #1718 of 2104
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Originally Posted by tiguej View Post

Thanks for the feedback. It is tough to decide which one would work best for my application. Here is the equipment I currently have:

Poineer SC-55
Oppo 103 Bluray
DirecTV
MR4000 PANAMAX - 8-OUTLET SURGE PROTECTOR
Sony PS2

I want to make sure I have some extra room for future growth.

I saw that Amazon had the Sanus Classic CFR2136-B1 36U Rack for $899 with free shipping.

Product Features
Pre-assembled component rack
Includes two 1U shelves
Three 2U shelves
Three 3U shelves
Two 1U blanking panels
Product Dimensions 23.6 x 23.6 x 70.5 inches

Any help would be appreciated.


Thanks,

Jim

The CFR2136 should be plenty big enough, for your current & future needs.
Take a look at the Omnimount RE42 also, it's taller & cheaper.
https://omnimount.box.net/shared/static/s5m26nsifl.pdf
http://www.omnimount.com/products/rack_systems_and_carts/rack_systems/re42/ http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004QMNQRW/ref=nosim/97707824rg2977-20?s=merchant&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Sanus & Omnimount both offer pretty neat packaged deals, which are more affordable than Middle Atlantic product.
post #1719 of 2104
Thanks for your feedback and the links to the Omnimount. The RE42 looks great but my Pioneer SC-55 is 21" wide and this is only 19" wide. I really wanted the 42 as it would fit my HT perfect. Ill call them to see what they have that would fit my receiver.

Thanks,

Jim

Update:

I talked to Omnimount and they said they only offer 19" wide racks. I guess I will see what Sanus has.


Another update: The websites all show the Pioneer SC-55 as being 21x21x12. That is actually the box size. The width of the Pioneers is actually 17". This rack will be perfect.

Thanks again for your help!!!!

Jim
Edited by tiguej - 4/7/13 at 2:55pm
post #1720 of 2104
Hehe. All manufactured AV racks discussed in this forum are standard 19" wide. Be careful buying eBay/craigslist, as 23" is another standard (telco).

I almost pulled the trigger on 44U MA RCS last week, and realized it wouldn't fit through the door. Tough decisions.
post #1721 of 2104
I'm glad I checked it out. I was pretty close to picking up the Sanus Classic CFR2136-B1 36U. The great feedback from this group helped me to choose the one that will be perfect in my HT. CompSource has it for just over $740 including shipping. Seems like a pretty good price.

Good luck in your search.

Jim
post #1722 of 2104
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Originally Posted by tiguej View Post

Thanks for your feedback and the links to the Omnimount. The RE42 looks great but my Pioneer SC-55 is 21" wide and this is only 19" wide. I really wanted the 42 as it would fit my HT perfect. Ill call them to see what they have that would fit my receiver.

Thanks,

Jim

Update:

I talked to Omnimount and they said they only offer 19" wide racks. I guess I will see what Sanus has.


Another update: The websites all show the Pioneer SC-55 as being 21x21x12. That is actually the box size. The width of the Pioneers is actually 17". This rack will be perfect.

Thanks again for your help!!!!

Jim
I'm glad you finally discovered the actual AVR width!tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Neurorad View Post

Hehe. All manufactured AV racks discussed in this forum are standard 19" wide.


Ditto what Neurorad said, also most consumer electronics( A/V receivers, Blu-ray players, etc. ) use a standard width around 17".smile.gif
post #1723 of 2104
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Originally Posted by tiguej View Post

Thanks for your feedback and the links to the Omnimount. The RE42 looks great but my Pioneer SC-55 is 21" wide and this is only 19" wide. I really wanted the 42 as it would fit my HT perfect. Ill call them to see what they have that would fit my receiver.

Thanks,

Jim

Update:

I talked to Omnimount and they said they only offer 19" wide racks. I guess I will see what Sanus has.


Another update: The websites all show the Pioneer SC-55 as being 21x21x12. That is actually the box size. The width of the Pioneers is actually 17". This rack will be perfect.

Thanks again for your help!!!!

Jim
I have a SC-05 model and I'm 100% sure it's the same size as the SC-55 model. Mine fits fine in my rack...19" wide rack.
post #1724 of 2104
99% of all av gear will fit in a 19" rack. The depth is a different story. I had to get a 26" deep rack for my gear.
post #1725 of 2104
I prefer no where near the screen. In the dark, dancing lights are distracting. I built my theater room with an alcove off to the righ for the equipment so it's real close, usable and yet out of sight.
check out my st for in wall ideas in the gallery www.robertssoundideas.com
post #1726 of 2104
Bobdoggy-- Impressive rack. Here's mine before the theater renovations took place.
post #1727 of 2104
Here is my rack as it stands today. It's still a work in progress (I need t to add some trim to it):





And here is a quick shot of the back. I can get more detailed pics if anyone wants, or you can go to my closet build thread below.:




I put up a thread of most of the process from studs to today if you'd like to take a look. Its here:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1470115/my-home-theater-rack-and-equipment-room
post #1728 of 2104
^^^ Nice floors! Looking into something like that as well. Your rack looks good and and like the tape idea you have inside the rack. Great job.
post #1729 of 2104
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Originally Posted by Pain Infliction View Post

^^^ Nice floors! Looking into something like that as well. Your rack looks good and and like the tape idea you have inside the rack. Great job.

Thanks, those floors are those 6"x24" porcelain wood style tiles laid on a 45 degree angle. That hallway takes a 90 degree and I didn't think having the floors laid at a 90 degree would look good (one part of the hallway I ti thought would look weird). The guy who laid it did a pretty good job (I'm still having them come out and fix small issues), but they laid it like a real wood floor. That is to day that the grout lines aren't in a specific pattern. A lot of times the tile guys lay them in a brick pattern so that the grout lines line up every other row. I didn't want that, and they didn't want to do it that way (Which was great). They were also one of the few companies willing to jack up the air handler and lay the tile under it (as the tile continues into that equipment room).

And the tape was just one of those inspired moments you get when trying to solve a problem. If you're gonna try it, realize that I used electrical tape in the center of the blue tape (sticky sides together) so that you wouldn't see blue between the gaps. Since people go into that room to get stuff out of the printer, I'm trying my best to close up those gaps to prevent light bleed. It won't matter much once I get the hinged panel over the rack.

Thanks again for the kind comments smile.gif I spent many an hour going through this thread for ideas smile.gif
post #1730 of 2104
So I was at Good Will and picked up this for 50 bucks. Will replace my current rack. And yes it came with all those cat 5e patch panels for 50 bucks, exhaust fans, and power bar.



post #1731 of 2104
Now that is one heck of a score. Nice find.
post #1732 of 2104
Yea I'm pretty happy about it.. Going to paint the inside brackets black. Also my wife wants me to paint it to look like RD D2 lol. The rack is in the room the popcorn machine and stuff is going in. So she wants it painted something movie style .
post #1733 of 2104
Racks are easy to pick up cheap. Look on ebay in the city nearest you and you'll no doubt find many for very little, especially if they are in the central business district. If you have a vehicle capable of moving them, you can often pick them up for the starting price of 99c as people don't want the hassle of going there to collect and so don't bid them up. Sellers are usually jst looking for them to be gone - they may makeno money on the sale but they don't have to spend time or effort to get rid ofsomething unwanted.
I picked up one similar with many cat 5 plates, 12 way power board, several shelves incl one sliding for $1 recently in Sydney CBD and the seller, the owner of a large commercial space being renovated for new tennants wouldn't even take my $ as he was happy that it was going to be used and not go to landfill. This was not the first similar bargain found, but the fifth, all for some patience and effort. If I'd purchased what I have new, I'd be over 2k out of pocket, but have less than $100 and some time and sweat equity.
post #1734 of 2104
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Originally Posted by A9X-308 View Post

Racks are easy to pick up cheap. .

agreed, I picked up a SunFire rack for under $100
post #1735 of 2104
I see lots of racks on CList all the time, but not sure if they would work. Are most racks compatible with adding shelving and stuff to make them functional? Most look like older server racks for computers, and not Audio.
post #1736 of 2104
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Originally Posted by tbraden32 View Post

I see lots of racks on CList all the time, but not sure if they would work. Are most racks compatible with adding shelving and stuff to make them functional? Most look like older server racks for computers, and not Audio.
Computer racks and audio racks are the same. The difference is what you put in them, and some dimensions. They are all a standard 17" between rails wide, but the actual width, depth and height of rack cabinets varies a lot. Some are wider to allow for increased airflow for applications with a lot of heat to remove, and the depth varies depending upon what a customer wants to put in it. Most audio gear is well under 500mm deep, so a rack that deep or more between front and rear rails will carry almost all audio/video gear used at home. A tape measure will show if you have a differing requirement. Once you buy one, just purchase shelves of the correct depth.

http://www.middleatlantic.com/enclosure/main.htm
Edited by A9X-308 - 5/12/13 at 6:09am
post #1737 of 2104
Don't you mean 19" as standard width? smile.gif
post #1738 of 2104
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...Computer racks and audio racks are the same. The difference is what you put in them, and some dimensions. They are all a standard 17" between rails wide,
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Originally Posted by Tedd View Post

Don't you mean 19" as standard width? smile.gif
Not necessarily...
Quote:
A 19-inch rack is a standardized frame or enclosure for mounting multiple equipment modules. Each module has a front panel that is 19 inches (482.6 mm) wide, including edges or ears that protrude on each side which allow the module to be fastened to the rack frame with screws.
post #1739 of 2104
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Originally Posted by Tedd View Post

Don't you mean 19" as standard width? smile.gif
Yes, typo.

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Originally Posted by olyteddy View Post


Not necessarily...
And how is that inconsistent with what I wrote in #1736?
post #1740 of 2104
Also keep in mind some computer racks have square holes. They can be used also, there are nuts that can be used with the square holes, but this is something you need to keep an eye out for.
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