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cecilb
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« on: June 03, 2011, 08:56:11 am »

Just picked up this 6u rack case which I only bought just to keep things simpler, neater for ease of setup. Just a simple way to take from side yard to house.

My question is I'm not going to put on brackets, can I slip foam rubber padding in to take up extra space without heating problems? Thinking that foam on sides and foam on four corners of top of receiver to allow a little breathing room would work. I don't have marathon 6 hour triple features and typically have system on not longer than 2 1/2 hours.


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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 09:17:36 am »

Bur two 19" rack mounted shelves and then secure the amp to one and the dvd player to the other. All equipment needs air space. The amp should generate more heat than the dvd player. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011, 09:30:36 am »

Trying to avoid spending anymore on this. Pardon my ignorance, what does bur mean?

Cheapest rack I found in quick search..............would this work?


 
http://www.amazon.com/Raxxess-Unitray-Universal-Rack-Tray/dp/B0007OGTGS/ref=acc_glance_e_ai_ps_t_4
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2011, 09:39:27 am »

Buy rack shelves.  and use industrial velcro or double sided foam tape to secure the componets to the shelf.  With the amp you may even need a clamping rack shelf.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Middle-Atlantic-RC-3-Clamping-Rack-Shelf-100087621-i1134161.gc

Mount the amp on the bottom, mount the dvd player as high up as possible. let some air flow happen.

In my DJ rig i have a 10U Gator Roller Rack, it has 2 things in it when I am playing.... My Amp, and a wireless mic receiver.  The space in between is for airflow.  When I pack up I have my extension cords, fan, speaker cables, etc...  There is plenty of room to rack mount another small amp if I need to.
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2011, 09:40:15 am »

Cecilb,

I can tell that you are at least suspicious that that foam may inhibit air flow which might lead to overheating of your gear.  Otherwise, I don't think you would have posed the question. That's exactly where I am on this. Might be ok, but I have suspicions that it might cause some heat issues.

I'm questioning the benefits of using the rack case as you intend. Without securing the gear in the case with clamping shelves, I believe there is some risk of one or both components sliding out of the case should you inadvertently tip the case while walking.  And, I believe you could hand carry both components just as you show them in the photo more securely than having them loose in the case. You also have the additional weight of the case.

So, in attempting to save money by avoiding the purchase of clamping shelves, you may damage your electronics by over heating if you stuff the carcass of the case with foam to secure your components. And, if you don't add the foam, you risk having your gear falling out of the case during transport.   Faced with these options, I would either find a way to properly secure the components in the case or forego using the case until I could get the proper mounting devices.

Just my 2 cents worth.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2011, 10:48:44 am »

Thanks all, looks like I have to do it right and get a rack. s I mentioned, I'm  really just moving the whole magilla about 100 feet. Bmac, you know me, I know it's dicey to line with foam, just was looking for ok from someone! Hate to spend 50,60,70 on rack. Craigslist here I come.
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2011, 12:03:55 pm »

Cheap enough, workable? Remembering, very limited, gentle use.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rack-Mount-19-vented-Cantilever-Shelf-1u-8-deep-210mm-/360303023725?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e3bbd66d
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2011, 12:06:02 pm »

Hate to spend 50,60,70 on rack. Craigslist here I come.

Understood.  But, probably cheaper than replacing your AV receiver and DVD player.
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2011, 12:12:07 pm »


I don't think so.  It's only 8" deep.  I think you could get by with something like this for the DVD player if it was deep enough for all four feet to rest on IF you secure with heavy duty velcro or the double stick foam tape as nevinh suggested.

This one should work - its 11" deep:
http://www.amazon.com/Raxxess-Utility-Shelf-1-Space/dp/B0007OGTGI

For the receiver, I think you really need a clamping shelf like nevinh linked to in his reply.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Middle-Atlantic-RC-3-Clamping-Rack-Shelf-100087621-i1134161.gc

But, before you buy something, do some measuring and make sure a 3 unit shelf will fit.  They also make a 4 unit model:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Trap4/

As they say, convenience has its price.
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2011, 01:10:32 pm »

I'm  really just am moving the whole magilla about 100 feet.


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