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post #211 of 2096
Who would have thought we would have two Outlaw 990's back-back! Nice rack, did you build it yourself? I built one a while ago out of 3/4" steel and MDF shelves which worked out real nice. Other than dusting was a total pain on the MDF surfaces. Looks nice!
post #212 of 2096
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Originally Posted by Art Sonneborn View Post

Just gorgeous neat work !!!!!!!!!!!! I'm assuming these are all custom terminations.

Art

Thanks Art! Mostly custom terminations, yes. Except for the HDMI of course.

By the way, how do you control your system? RF/IR?
post #213 of 2096
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Originally Posted by snooprob View Post

Who would have thought we would have two Outlaw 990's back-back! Nice rack, did you build it yourself? I built one a while ago out of 3/4" steel and MDF shelves which worked out real nice. Other than dusting was a total pain on the MDF surfaces. Looks nice!


Nope it's an old sanus systems cf55. All the shelves are individually spiked. It is the most solid rack I have ever owned. Strange about the two Outlaw 990's in a row
post #214 of 2096
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Originally Posted by ComputerCowboy View Post

I purchased this rack on ebay today for cheap.
I am going to get it on tomorrow morning


I think I will probably paint it black. I looked at the Slim 5 rack by MA a lot but when it came down to it I wanted more space and a rack that doesn't use pre tapped holes. I like the square hole / cage nut concept. Furthermore I want to put 4 4U computers in the mix as well as network equipment and a preamp with 4 stereo power amps. All together I calculated that I want to put 60U worth of equipment into the rack. This rack gives me 86U total.

Wow, old school Compaq racks...love it, lol!
post #215 of 2096
i have done several racks in two houses and always try to find a way to have the back of the rack open into another space that i can get to easily. in my current theater i just took the last 4' of the room and cut it off so that the rack took 20" and there was a couple feet behind it to stand. you get to that area by crawling through the opening under the counter. i also decided to put some of the components out on a countertop rather than rack them.






greg
post #216 of 2096
indygreg,

Are you into equipment repair or sales? I see equipment with yellow tags on them and it looks like you may have a second TiVo series 1 on the floor there.

BTW: I love the built in's. Very nice work an also a creative way at getting behind rack.

-Tom
post #217 of 2096
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Originally Posted by pierrebnh View Post

Wow, old school Compaq racks...love it, lol!

Yes they are old school, but they sure are tough. They came with the brackets to gang them together which is nice. I think I will spray them black. These are solid racks and deep. I can literally climb up the front of them and they don't even begin to tip.
post #218 of 2096
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Originally Posted by ComputerCowboy View Post

Yes they are old school, but they sure are tough. They came with the brackets to gang them together which is nice. I think I will spray them black. These are solid racks and deep. I can literally climb up the front of them and they don't even begin to tip.

They look great. Sturdy, I bet heavy too... Good protection for expensive equipment.

Do you think you will have any problems spraying them? Will you use the Middle Atlantic RSH powdercoat faceplates?
post #219 of 2096
Hi Tom. No i am not in the av business. i work for a computer company. the yellow "tags" are actually yellow electrical tape holding the ir emitters on. i didn't want to stick them until i had things final because some of them are dual emitters (2 on the same wire). i am now thinking about rearranging some of the locations of stuff to put in a game console so i guess it was a good call.

darned good eyes. that is a tivo in that pic. i just hadn't put it away yet.

greg
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Originally Posted by tlllava View Post

indygreg,

Are you into equipment repair or sales? I see equipment with yellow tags on them and it looks like you may have a second TiVo series 1 on the floor there.

BTW: I love the built in's. Very nice work an also a creative way at getting behind rack.

-Tom
post #220 of 2096
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Originally Posted by whiskey alpha View Post

Sanus Systems

How wide is that closet? I am designing my theater now. Trying to decide about building an equipment room. I am limited on space and do not want to build it too big.

Thanks
post #221 of 2096
The measurements are 10'2" in length and 39" wide. I planned it that way so I could squeeze behind the rack and still fit my DVD bookshelf in there as well.
post #222 of 2096
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Originally Posted by jjcritch View Post

They look great. Sturdy, I bet heavy too... Good protection for expensive equipment.

Yes $500 for the pair, I am quite pleased. I like the included KB tray and the boatload of M6 cage nuts and screws that they left in there for me

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Originally Posted by jjcritch View Post

Do you think you will have any problems spraying them?

Don't know, I was thinking I might take them down to the local body shop and get a custom paint job. Now I am thinking I will load them up then decide what I want to do about final placement and painting. I have realized that I probably won't get it just how I want it the first time.
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Originally Posted by jjcritch View Post

Will you use the Middle Atlantic RSH powdercoat faceplates?

Yes that is what I had in mind.
post #223 of 2096
I spray painted a 2 post computer rack for my av rack. (No amps going into the rack.) I gave it a good cleaning and wet sanded a few scratches out, then gave it multiple thin coats of black paint. It came out nice, but it won't be seen as I plan to build a hinged woodtrim frame to hide the bolts securing the av gear and shelves.
post #224 of 2096
I was all set to order some custom shelves for the PS3 and 360 + HDDVD and then I went to order the DVD storage thing and I find out they don't have the Powdercoat version only the Anodized Part.




I guess there is really no way that I am going to get all this stuff to match. So now I am wondering if the Anodized faceplates might look better.

Has anyone seen their Anodized parts? I know what powder coat looks like, that is pretty standard, but how does the Anodized brushed stuff look?
post #225 of 2096
Their Anodized faceplates look beautiful, it’s what I always use.
post #226 of 2096
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Originally Posted by AccessHA View Post

Their Anodized faceplates look beautiful, it's what I always use.

+1
post #227 of 2096
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Originally Posted by strange_brew View Post

Thanks Art! Mostly custom terminations, yes. Except for the HDMI of course.

By the way, how do you control your system? RF/IR?

Just IR and a Phillips 7500 remote with various macros etc right now.

Art
post #228 of 2096
post #229 of 2096
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Originally Posted by Art Sonneborn View Post


Thanks Art, not what I expected. Although I know you just went through a major update to a new projector, speakers and screen.
post #230 of 2096
And now I finally see that Art's theater is actually real. Every other time I've seen pictures from Art, I've thought "No effin way that's a HOME theater, built by a normal guy" now I know, finally a picture of the "normal guy" aspect of Art's theater

Hopefully you don't need to troubleshoot that very often. I just pulled apart my setup to get ready to move, I have nowhere near that much equipment, and I still managed to make a rat's nest out of the wires.
post #231 of 2096
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Originally Posted by GPowers View Post

Thanks Art, not what I expected. Although I know you just went through a major update to a new projector, speakers and screen.

That's not my rack. I just thought for balance that I should post that pic. That is the rack of a friend who's HT meet I recently attended.

I'll get some pics this weekend. It is somewhere between that and Mike Poindexter's.

Art
post #232 of 2096
I was trying to match the equipment between the front and back photos. They just did not match. The hardwre in the back picture on top was too big for your photo of the front of your rack.

But you still got us.
post #233 of 2096
Here is my rack so far.
LL
post #234 of 2096
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Originally Posted by SatelliteGuy View Post

Here is my rack so far.

Was that done by a professional HT Install company? That looks fabulous!!

Scott
post #235 of 2096
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Originally Posted by ComputerCowboy View Post

I was all set to order some custom shelves for the PS3 and 360 + HDDVD and then I went to order the DVD storage thing and I find out they don't have the Powdercoat version only the Anodized Part.




I guess there is really no way that I am going to get all this stuff to match. So now I am wondering if the Anodized faceplates might look better.

Has anyone seen their Anodized parts? I know what powder coat looks like, that is pretty standard, but how does the Anodized brushed stuff look?

I just ordered the D4 Locking Drawer w/ DVDP insert. This holds 48 DVDs, but has the brushed face. I think this drawer is available in any of the finishes.
post #236 of 2096
After visiting Rastargate's Captina Han Solo thread, I am sadly disappointed by this thread. I expected more...

I mean, these aren't the "racks" I was hoping for.
post #237 of 2096
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Originally Posted by SPDSpappy View Post

I just ordered the D4 Locking Drawer w/ DVDP insert. This holds 48 DVDs, but has the brushed face. I think this drawer is available in any of the finishes.

Ok that sounds cool, now I don't know what to do. I ordered the brushed shelves for the 360+HDDVD, PS3 and my SA8300HD. As far as media storage goes I have now started to thinking about just buying a relay rack and filling that up with dvd storage compartments. Then again that would be an expesive solution compared to just buying some DVD rack separate. The drawer looks nice but I like the visibility of the DVD compartment I pictured above.

Anyway I ordered the shelves and cage nuts for four components. They are comming tomorrow.

PS I went with the black brushed finish based on the comments above.
post #238 of 2096
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Originally Posted by ComputerCowboy View Post

Yes they are old school, but they sure are tough. They came with the brackets to gang them together which is nice. I think I will spray them black. These are solid racks and deep. I can literally climb up the front of them and they don't even begin to tip.

Lemme know if you need any parts for 'em. I think we still have a couple of those lying around.
post #239 of 2096
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Originally Posted by pierrebnh View Post

Lemme know if you need any parts for 'em. I think we still have a couple of those lying around.

What have you got? I'm interested. I could use some more of those screws that go into the non tapped holes like the ones that you use to gang them together.



I got 4 RSH faceplates today... they are nice.
The brushed ones are very delicate, they can scratch easily. If I did it again I would go powder coat, but they look nice.
They kindly shipped my 10/32 screws and cage nuts in a separate order that won't be here until tomorrow. O yeah, I got a 990 on ebay last night
post #240 of 2096
this is my current setup
LL
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