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Building a rack, and little tips pls?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BigBohn, Oct 24, 2001.


  1. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    Can anyone please share little tips of advice you can give to me when putting a rack together. i.e. foam in empty spaces helps, or the poweramp should get its own rack. like that. thanks
     
  2. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    wow, thanks guys :rolleyes: :p
     
  3. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Welcome. :D :p
     
  4. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    ARGH!!!!:mad: lol:p you guys g2 have some advice, like put the poweramp on bottom, and stuff like that. LAAAAME!!!!! REDEEM YOURSELVES AND POST!!!
     
  5. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Post
     
  6. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    like
     
  7. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    this? Or post things that will help you?
     
  8. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Just kidding, umm...I've always liked this setup:

    1) Wireless system(if applicable)
    2) Power conditioner
    3) Amp
    4) FX(if applicable)
    5) Power amp
    6) Misc....
     
  9. I would definitely place the power rack in its own rack, especially if it is over 40lbs. Considering I have hardly seen many poweramps that have considerable power weighing under 40lbs, I say get it its own rack.
     
  10. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    If it's that heavy, then yes, get it it's on rack, or maybe put it on the bottom.
     
  11. I don't have any tips for building a nice rack, but I could point you to some plastic surgeons! *rimshot* :D
     
  12. Here's how mine is set up...

    Rack 1: 4-space (Top Rack)
    Furman Power conditioner
    Korg Tuner
    Raven Labs mixer and RNC Compressor
    Kern Preamp

    Rack 2: 4 space (Bottom Rack)
    Wireless system (I seldom use)
    Sonic Maximizer (Haven't used since I got the Kern)
    QSC PLX 2402 Amp

    Since the QSC is light (~20 lbs) I may move to one 6 space rack at some time. I prefer having the amp in the bottom space. everything else goes where I can get to it most effeciently.

    Jeff
     
  13. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    lol:D

    and jeff, plehmer, and sic, thanks for the advice.
     
  14. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I think the mackie 1400i weighs in at 33 lbs. does'nt it:confused: I've never weighed mine out but I sure love it. Also if you get a poweramp that is not fan cooled, make sure to keep it away from your preamp or were talking chernobyl melt down:eek: