Need 42U rack or larger -- suggestions?

JohnG

Senior Member
Hi guys,

Expanding the studio interfaces so need a taller rack, at least 42U (about 80 inches tall, a bit more with casters). I'm looking at the StarTech rack on Amazon. The full name is: StarTech.com 42U 4 Post Open Frame Server Rack - Floor Standing Network Data Cabinet (4POSTRACK42)

It gets pretty good reviews but not very many so far (65). Anyone have a different idea?

Don't need security or cooling -- that's all set. It's holding gear that's not too heavy -- one amplifier that's a bit of a beast, but the rest is interfaces and power management boxes.

Thanks,

John
 

Manaberry

Senior Member
Hi John!

Are you looking for something that "can do the job" or something more "polished and tailored"? I know someone doing on-demand racks and desks for composers in LA.

Best
 

wst3

Lunatic - it's really that simple
Moderator
I've reached the point where I only use Middle Atlantic. They are a bit more, but they have so many little features that make them easier to fab and maintain.
 

chimuelo

Star Of Stage & Screen
John check out Star Cases.


There are shorter depth and deeper depths too.
Easy to put together, free shipping, etc.
Here’s a 3U I use for outdoor Fairs and any gigs that are hours long where ventilation is needed.

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tmhuud

Brown Belt
Build your own. Buy the rail and get out a welder if putting into a metal cabinet or just bolt the rails to wood if it’s a wood base.
 

charlieclouser

Senior Member
Check eBay and sort by distance. People are desperate to get rid of them. Here's one in Sherman Oaks:


And here's one in Northridge with a UPS and a pull-out keyboard and mouse:


and one more in Torrance: