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A/V rack options

Has anybody here ever used a Tripp Lite rack to mount A/V equipment in living room? Seems like a cheap option for mounting and just need to add shelves to put equipment on.


What are your thoughts? I did a search and looks like some people have used them but only in dedicated a/v rooms or closets. Here are the rack's I'm looking at.




https://www.tripplite.com/42u-smartr...~SR42UBMDEXPND


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https://www.tripplite.com/42u-smartr...s~SR42UBSD1032
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Not cheap, no. Tripp Lite is about the same cost as most rack manufacturers. The side panels, front door, shelves, casters, and screws add up fast.

For a living room, and not in a closet, there are nicer-looking racks - Middle Atlantic RCS and Sanus Component Series, for budget options.

My living room rack looks much like this, a Middle Atlantic BRK20 (black laminate rack, 20U)


Keep the depth of the rack in mind - you linked to racks that are 32" and 36" deep, way deeper than is useful.

Read through the 'Show me your rack' thread, for some good ideas https://www.avsforum.com/forum/19-ded...your-rack.html

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Yes, I've noticed Tripp Lite is much deeper and the shelves cost $88 to $123 each. Thank you for the information on the alternatives.






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Not cheap, no. Tripp Lite is about the same cost as most rack manufacturers. The side panels, front door, shelves, casters, and screws add up fast.

For a living room, and not in a closet, there are nicer-looking racks - Middle Atlantic RCS and Sanus Component Series, for budget options.

My living room rack looks much like this, a Middle Atlantic BRK20 (black laminate rack, 20U)


Keep the depth of the rack in mind - you linked to racks that are 32" and 36" deep, way deeper than is useful.

Read through the 'Show me your rack' thread, for some good ideas https://www.avsforum.com/forum/19-ded...your-rack.html
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If you are using shelves for your equipment and not rack-mounting them, then why would you use a rack and not a residential equipment stand that has built in shelves?
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I think he meant steel shelves.
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