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Finish my rack until later this year when I upgrade my receiver to Monoprice HTP-1 or Emotiva RMC-1

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Looks like we have the same HTPC case. I love how many hard drives it holds. It's staved me off from having to buy a NAS for years.
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Looks like we have the same HTPC case. I love how many hard drives it holds. It's staved me off from having to buy a NAS for years.
A lot cheaper than buy all those blu rays

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I often wonder if one it's possible to extend WiFi antenna with short shielded cables to allow one to host the networking gear inside the rack?

Something like the space behind a rack mounted monitor, could host a fair amount gear, by using short shelves attached to the rear rails.
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Nice choice! I really like mine.


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I often wonder if one it's possible to extend WiFi antenna with short shielded cables to allow one to host the networking gear inside the rack?
Possible yes with the right type of cable; might not the best use of time/effort to experiment with residential grade equipment, when Ubiquiti has so many inexpensive (for what you get) access points and other networking gear.
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Thank you James92TSi. That should be perfect for my need.
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I ran some LIFX strips that I have programmed to work with my Control4 setup.


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How did you run your light strips? Meaning vertical on an inside wall? I’m a little slow so the more detail the better. It’s also said a picture is worth a 1,000 posts or something like that lol


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Middle Atlantic RCS. Picture taken with the door open.



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Middle Atlantic RCS. Picture taken with the door open.





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Does everyone who has the internal fans that come with the MA racks run their fans all day? Is there a cut of switch or can I buy something to switch it on and off. I ask become I really only watch movies on the weekends and the fans running 24 hours a day


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Does everyone who has the internal fans that come with the MA racks run their fans all day?
You may be able to find one of Middle Atlantic's Thermal Fan Controllers on eBay for a respectable price. Put the thermal probe on the piece of equipment that runs hotter.
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You may be able to find one of Middle Atlantic's Thermal Fan Controllers on eBay for a respectable price. Put the thermal probe on the piece of equipment that runs hotter.


I have the two top mounted fans that came with the mount. This censor will cut the fans off when the temperature of my amps are lower? Sorry this is all new to me.


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I have the two top mounted fans that came with the mount. This censor will cut the fans off when the temperature of my amps are lower? Sorry this is all new to me.
If you look at the instruction sheet near the bottom of the first page;
https://cfgbridge.middleatlantic.com...ts/I-00545.PDF


Temperature Setting: (FIGURE A)
A 3 position pluggable jumper (JP1) (on circuit
board) is provided to shift the temperature
control range.
SLOW FULL SPEED
Position #1 90˚F 100˚F
Position #3 85˚F 95˚F (factory set)
Position #5 80˚F 90˚F


This leads me to believe that that the controller will only switch between slow and high speed, and not turn completely off.

If you prefer simple on/off, one of these will work;
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KMA6EAM/
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If you look at the instruction sheet near the bottom of the first page;

https://cfgbridge.middleatlantic.com...ts/I-00545.PDF





Temperature Setting: (FIGURE A)

A 3 position pluggable jumper (JP1) (on circuit

board) is provided to shift the temperature

control range.

SLOW FULL SPEED

Position #1 90˚F 100˚F

Position #3 85˚F 95˚F (factory set)

Position #5 80˚F 90˚F




This leads me to believe that that the controller will only switch between slow and high speed, and not turn completely off.



If you prefer simple on/off, one of these will work;

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KMA6EAM/


Actually I would read that as it’s normally off, but will turn on Slow at tempA and Full Speed at tempB.


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At the top of the second page, it does show the setting for ON/OFF using the temperature probe, my mistake for not reading the instruction sheet further.

Additionally, if your fans have the bullet connectors and come with a power adapter, (like my RCS cabinet), I'm not sure this controller will work, but the one that I linked to on Amazon will control almost anything with a 110V plug.
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Fit and finish, side panels, other features, square holes vs threaded, they're all racks... assuming 19" wide. There are some 23" wide racks used for carrier telco installs, but they're a lot less common. Always good to check the width before buying.... (anyone need a 23" shelf?)



If the rack has the features you want I suppose it doesn't really matter if it's specifically targeted toward one market or another. I'd think it'd matter more if you were trying to use an AV rack for server purposes where the servers require a particular set of rack features (for mounting, typically).


Hi, I recently got a server rack which I wanted to use for AV. Are you offering the 23” shelves?


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Sold my house and so I’m splitting my rack in to 2 racks and adding some stuff. It’s been tricky separating everything out but still keeping everything working together until we’re out of here. I’ve got that accomplished, and just now adding in the new equipment which will be used at the new house. Still have a couple of things to add, but I’m liking the placement of everything. My plan is to make all the interconnects and everything I can here while I’m prepping to move, then just take the rack over and connect the cables coming from the house to the rack.




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Have a 33U Rack that I'm putting in the closet with a hole to the hallway to see the rack. Do any of you leave the wheels under the rack in this scenario? Or is it custom practice to remove it ?

I'm planning on framing it too like most of you have done here. With the wheels on, the rack starts 4 inches from the floor, just enough to build a baseboard and trim. If I remove the wheels, I will have to build a little platform. I'm afraid I might have to move the rack later on, that is why I was wondering if I should keep the wheels on?

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Have a 33U Rack that I'm putting in the closet with a hole to the hallway to see the rack. Do any of you leave the wheels under the rack in this scenario? Or is it custom practice to remove it ?

I'm planning on framing it too like most of you have done here. With the wheels on, the rack starts 4 inches from the floor, just enough to build a baseboard and trim. If I remove the wheels, I will have to build a little platform. I'm afraid I might have to move the rack later on, that is why I was wondering if I should keep the wheels on?
I see no harm in keeping the wheels on. Most racks with wheels also have threaded leveling feet, much like a fridge, which can be extended into the floor when the unit is in proper position to avoid accidentally moving it.

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