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post #2521 of 3081 Old 12-31-2015, 01:39 PM
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I put my gear in the thingy I made today.

Top left is Oppo BDP103D with Roku 4 and Harmony hub on top. Top middle is the DefTech CLR3000 center. Top right is the Dish VIP 722 DVR. Bottom left is the Emotiva XPA-7 amp. Bottom middle is the Denon AVR-X7200WA AVR. Bottom right is the Emotiva XPR-5 amp. I have NO idea what I'm going to do with the rat's nest of cables behind it. I'm going to order some cable management clips that snap into the groove in the 80/20.
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I have a sanus component series. Very good and WAY cheaper than MA
It was $638 for 55" Sanus CFR2127 and $652 for 55" Mid Atlantic RCS-2724 with fans. I went with the MA because it was deeply discounted. It is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Can't wait.
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The rack arrived last night. Is there a preferred order of stacking the components?

I saw in one thread they recommended placing the equipment that produces the most heat at the top. So, for me that would be my AT6005 amp on top, my AT6004 amp below that, my cable box and then my Monster Power on the bottom shelf.

In another thread they recommended placing the heaviest components on the bottom. Which for me would be the exact opposite order described above.

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The rack arrived last night. Is there a preferred order of stacking the components?

I saw in one thread they recommended placing the equipment that produces the most heat at the top. So, for me that would be my AT6005 amp on top, my AT6004 amp below that, my cable box and then my Monster Power on the bottom shelf.

In another thread they recommended placing the heaviest components on the bottom. Which for me would be the exact opposite order described above.
You want to put your amps in the bottom so that the rack won't tip over and hurt someone or worse damage your equipment.

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I bought 2 heavy duty shelves that slide out to hold each amp. The shelves recommended by MA.

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This sounds like a terrible idea. Why would you ever need to slide your amps out?
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You want to put your amps in the bottom so that the rack won't tip over and hurt someone or worse damage your equipment.
LOL. Good to see a man who's got his priorities right I agree - heavy amps on top make the whole rack unstable.


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This sounds like a terrible idea. Why would you ever need to slide your amps out?
Yeah - what an odd idea.
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The rack arrived last night. Is there a preferred order of stacking the components?

I saw in one thread they recommended placing the equipment that produces the most heat at the top. So, for me that would be my AT6005 amp on top, my AT6004 amp below that, my cable box and then my Monster Power on the bottom shelf.

In another thread they recommended placing the heaviest components on the bottom. Which for me would be the exact opposite order described above.

I bought 2 heavy duty shelves that slide out to hold each amp. The shelves recommended by MA.

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There should be stabilizer feet to stop it tipping over. Hottest stuff goes at top
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There should be stabilizer feet to stop it tipping over. Hottest stuff goes at top
Putting heavy equipment at the top of a rack that is not permanently installed is very dangerous. Nothing will absolutely keep it tipping except proper loading or screwing into a wall. From the Tripplite white paper on rack basics page 7

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Heat can be managed with fans or proper ventilation. It's not worth making the rack unstable by placing the amps at the top. Further from a functionality standpoint, the equipment that needs the most interation like the receiver/pre-pro and blu ray player should be towards the top so that you can access them easier. It doesn't make any sense to put an amp at the top of the rack and the disc players at the very bottom.
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The responses above are a good example of what I was talking about originally. Some forum members think the equipment that produces the most heat (amps) should be on top and some think the heaviest equipment (amps) should be on bottom.

So, I called the technical experts at Middle Atlantic and some other companies. They confirmed I should place the heaviest equipment at the bottom of the rack.

When I pointed out my heaviest equipment, my amps, produce the most heat. They said with the heat they produce and the fans in the rack the heat will go up the back of the rack and out. They recommend placing the amps at the bottom even though they produce the most heat.

I will place my amps on the bottom of the rack. So, from bottom to top, I will have my AT6005, AT4006, Denon AVR-X5200W, Monster Power and Cable box.
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Yeah - what an odd idea.
I don't remember saying I would be sliding the amps out.

When I ordered the rack, I informed MA that I need shelves that support more weigh than the shelves that come with the RCS-2724. The shelves they recommended support up to 400-500lbs. (I only need it to support 130lbs.) and have the ability to slide out.

I'm sure you both have many AV components that have certain features that you may not use.

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I don't remember saying I would be sliding the amps out. When I ordered the rack, I informed MA that I need shelves that support more weigh than the shelves that come with the RCS-2724. The shelves they recommended support up to 400-500lbs. (I only need it to support 130lbs.) and have the ability to slide out.

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Ah, I see. Those are not "slide out" racks, they are telescoping racks that can fit racks of different depths. MA and other manufactures make shelves that actually do slide out of your rack. Say if you had a turntable that you wanted to rack mount for some reason. You could get a shelf for that that would physically pull out of your rack to access the platter and tone arm. When you said slide out, I was assuming that was what you were talking about. No, that shelf will be perfect for your amps.

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The responses above are a good example of what I was talking about originally. Some forum members think the equipment that produces the most heat (amps) should be on top and some think the heaviest equipment (amps) should be on bottom.

So, I called the technical experts at Middle Atlantic and some other companies. They confirmed I should place the heaviest equipment at the bottom of the rack.

When I pointed out my heaviest equipment, my amps, produce the most heat. They said with the heat they produce and the fans in the rack the heat will go up the back of the rack and out. They recommend placing the amps at the bottom even though they produce the most heat.
MA has extremely good customer service. I've been very pleased in my conversations with them.
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Ah, I see where the confusion came from. I am new to AV racks so I didn't know there is a difference between racks that slide out and those that are telescopic. I first saw these heavy duty racks in post 2495 of this thread where it was recommended for heavy amps. When I called MA to order my rack, I did not mention these racks to them. I just asked for the best solution and they provided the same answer.

Anyway, thanks for your input, I appreciate the help. You were correct about placing the heavies equipment at the bottom of the rack, even if that equipment produces the most heat. MA said that's the best practice.
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Do you mean bottom to top?
Oh yes, I meant from bottom to top. I will go edit that post.

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Ah, I see. Those are not "slide out" racks, they are telescoping racks that can fit racks of different depths. MA and other manufactures make shelves that actually do slide out of your rack. Say if you had a turntable that you wanted to rack mount for some reason. You could get a shelf for that that would physically pull out of your rack to access the platter and tone arm. When you said slide out, I was assuming that was what you were talking about. No, that shelf will be perfect for your amps.

Thanks for confirming I got the right shelves. Because I also saw posts where forum members were saying slide out racks would never hold heavy equipment and as you can tell that would confuse the hell out of someone new to AV racks like me.

I can see that slide out rack you posted definitely would not support heavy weight.

Anyway, I'm just glad I got the right shelves because I plan on working on moving all my AV equipment that currently sits on a TV stand under my projection screen from the front of my room to my AV rack which I have in the back of the room tonight and start running speaker wires this weekend.

HAve a great weekend everyone!

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Anyway, I'm just glad I got the right shelves because I plan on working on moving all my AV equipment that currently sits on a TV stand under my projection screen from the front of my room to my AV rack which I have in the back of the room tonight and start running speaker wires this weekend.

HAve a great weekend everyone!
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I am also very satisfied with them. Everyone I spoke with over there is very professional and helpful.

Very happy I chose the MA rack over the Sanus. The MA 55" rack that I got is usually somewhere around $400 more than the Sanus 55". So, when I saw the MA for the same price and saw the recommendations from the guys in this thread, I pulled the trigger right away.

I am very happy with the way the MA RCS-2724 looks as well. Very please.

I've been into home theater for over 30 years. When I was in my teens, I used to have AV racks but nothing like MA of course. I used them for many years but then switched to putting my equipment on the TV stand which looks very nice.

Now that I am upgrading everything and building my dream room, it made a lot of sense to get this AV rack. It eliminates all the clutter of wires under the screen, it removes all the lights of the equipment, but most importantly it allows me to use an RF7 II as my center channel...so now my LCR all match.

It's so awesome. I find myself smiling uncontrollably every night. It is a lot of work tearing down the room and positioning, measuring, connecting and calibrating everything over and over though.

The guys on this forum have taught me much. I have learned, forgotten and re-learned rules, tips and tricks of home theater so many times over the last 3 decades.

It's worth spending the time to talk to the guys on here though because all the tips and tricks, no matter how insignificant they may seem, are very significant when they are all implemented.
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Yes, I'll be back to post once the RF7 II center channel is in position behind the screen and I have the equipment in the rack. Just ordered the AT6005 an hour ago. Also, scheduled the electrician to upgrade to a 200amp service, 200amp panel and install 4 dedicated 20A circuits for the amps. He is coming on Wednesday. Woo hoo!

I also moved those subs under the screen already. They are now stacked in the front corners of the room. That's another thing I recently learned when using 4 or more subs (I have 6 with the arrival of the 2 PSA V3600i I got last week) it's best to limit to 4 positions in the room.


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I am also very satisfied with them. Everyone I spoke with over there is very professional and helpful.

Very happy I chose the MA rack over the Sanus. The MA 55" rack that I got is usually somewhere around $400 more than the Sanus 55". So, when I saw the MA for the same price and saw the recommendations from the guys in this thread, I pulled the trigger right away.

I am very happy with the way the MA RCS-2724 looks as well. Very please.

I've been into home theater for over 30 years. When I was in my teens, I used to have AV racks but nothing like MA of course. I used them for many years but then switched to putting my equipment on the TV stand which looks very nice.

Now that I am upgrading everything and building my dream room, it made a lot of sense to get this AV rack. It eliminates all the clutter of wires under the screen, it removes all the lights of the equipment, but most importantly it allows me to use an RF7 II as my center channel...so now my LCR all match.

It's so awesome. I find myself smiling uncontrollably every night. It is a lot of work tearing down the room and positioning, measuring, connecting and calibrating everything over and over though.

The guys on this forum have taught me much. I have learned, forgotten and re-learned rules, tips and tricks of home theater so many times over the last 3 decades.

It's worth spending the time to talk to the guys on here though because all the tips and tricks, no matter how insignificant they may seem, are very significant when they are all implemented.
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My home is still a work in progress as you can see from some of the pics. My family is not a huge HT family as we do not spend hours in front of the TV but I wanted some sophisticated and professional looking since the home was being remodeled. Cleaned up the "man cave"/storage area. Still need some help with the mess of wires but I will be getting a new receiver in the very near future so I am not fussing over the wires for now.
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My home is still a work in progress as you can see from some of the pics. My family is not a huge HT family as we do not spend hours in front of the TV but I wanted some sophisticated and professional looking since the home was being remodeled. Cleaned up the "man cave"/storage area. Still need some help with the mess of wires but I will be getting a new receiver in the very near future so I am not fussing over the wires for now.
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HI All -


This is the rack I just finished putting together. Its not just for the theater.. but for the whole house.
System consists of 2 TiVo Roamio Pro's. 3 TiVo Bolts, 13 TiVo Mini's (locally mounted at TV location), 1 Sony STR-za1000es, 1 Sony STR-za3000es (for theater), 1 Def-Tech SubAmp for theater, 2 rack-located Apple TV's (4th gen), 14 Apple TV's locally mounted at TV location, 1 Sony BDP-S7200 BluRay player for theater, 5 Sonos connects, 15 Sonos Connect Amps, and 2 Episode 12 Channel amps for Outside Patio music zones.


I'm pretty happy with how it turned out :


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This is the rack I just finished putting together. Its not just for the theater.. but for the whole house.
System consists of 2 TiVo Roamio Pro's. 3 TiVo Bolts, 13 TiVo Mini's (locally mounted at TV location), 1 Sony STR-za1000es, 1 Sony STR-za3000es (for theater), 1 Def-Tech SubAmp for theater, 2 rack-located Apple TV's (4th gen), 14 Apple TV's locally mounted at TV location, 1 Sony BDP-S7200 BluRay player for theater, 5 Sonos connects, 15 Sonos Connect Amps, and 2 Episode 12 Channel amps for Outside Patio music zones.


I'm pretty happy with how it turned out :


Very impressive. Any pics of the back of the racks?

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Very impressive. Any pics of the back of the racks?
Yes! Not the best pics... but it gives an idea.


The first pic is a shot of behind the video rack (left rack with TiVo and Receivers etc) This one could def be cleaner... but we were running out of steam / time. I want to organize it more this week.



These are a few shots behind the SONOS Rack :
(warped because iPhone panorama, also this was taken before the final organizing of power wires. see image below)





Here you can see that we made cut-to-length cat6 runs to each sonos component


This system works faster than any other SONOS install we've ever done. I think that's partially due to each sonos component being hardwired to the same switch, but also having a very high end wireless network installed. We used hardware from a company called Ruckus Wireless for the wifi. Could not be happier.
Download speeds of 115mbps can be achieved throughout the entire 20k sq/ft estate on iPhones. Pretty epic

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Yes! Not the best pics... but it gives an idea.


The first pic is a shot of behind the video rack (left rack with TiVo and Receivers etc) This one could def be cleaner... but we were running out of steam / time. I want to organize it more this week.



These are a few shots behind the SONOS Rack :
(warped because iPhone panorama, also this was taken before the final organizing of power wires. see image below)





Here you can see that we made cut-to-length cat6 runs to each sonos component


This system works faster than any other SONOS install we've ever done. I think that's partially due to each sonos component being hardwired to the same switch, but also having a very high end wireless network installed. We used hardware from a company called Ruckus Wireless for the wifi. Could not be happier.
Download speeds of 115mbps can be achieved throughout the entire 20k sq/ft estate on iPhones. Pretty epic


That looks like $10k worth of Sonos equipment...
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That looks like $10k worth of Sonos equipment...
Yeah pretty much. Between Sonos components, the multiroom amps, and all the outdoor speakers / subs.... I think its closer to $20k of audio gear.

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How about the racks, lacing bars, fans, PDUs - those add up quickly, too.

I would suggest switching to black Velcro straps, from the zip ties. Similarly, I would prefer black cables inside the rack, or colored, but not white. Those white Sonos power cables are also pretty ugly, but I like the way you bundled them. I can't think of a good solution for those, other than slotted wiring duct mounted to the lacing bars (or rack mount Panduit PatchLink Horizontal slotted duct, ridiculously expensive). Since the clients don't care, I definitely wouldn't use them; added cost and labor. I think your neat bundles are a great solution!

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Those white Sonos power cables are also pretty ugly, but I like the way you bundled them. I can't think of a good solution for those, other than slotted wiring duct mounted to the lacing bars...
Short cables could help. Also, black is easier to hide.
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