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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by dadday07, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. dadday07


    Dec 27, 2013
    I'm trying to figure out if Ampeg Portaflex heads are rack mountable and if so how many spaces. Also, does anyone have any advice on the Portaflex series heads? Any and all serious comments welcome.
  2. Vintage-Blue

    Vintage-Blue Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
    Owner, Vintage Blue (repro cabinets)
    I could be wrong but after looking through the manual and also looking at the dimensions I would say that they are not rack mountable.
  3. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    I think you could fabricate an aluminum, or plywood shelf, and mount that in a rack.
  4. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Yeah, best bet would be to buy a 1U shelf and stick them on there. Otherwise, you could fabricate wings to mount them I suppose.
  5. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I like all the PF heads but my favorite is the PF800. Not that I need 800w, but the extra headroom gives it an extra little whomp.
  6. troy mcclure

    troy mcclure Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Central Florida
    Selta, I did that with a similar class d head . Just velcroed (yes I made that up) it on to a rack shelf I had lying around way cheaper than the $60 solution that the manufacturer sells.
  7. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    I tried to envision a set of brackets that I could make to adapt my PF-500 to a rack, and the shelf is way easier. If you are a decent fabricator of metal, you could probably make brackets, but any way I tried to figure it, I would have had to drill holes in the chassis, and that is when I said the shelf is a better way to go.