What size rack for qu-16?

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  • #47698
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    Mbirame
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    Those that have their qu-16 racked up, are you using an 11U, 12U, or something else? I’m wanting to find a slant top 12U rack with 6U or 8U front, and having a tough time finding one. I see this one that looks pretty sweet but it’s a 14U top and I’m thinking about putting some of the in-ear transmitters up at the top if there is room. http://www.gatorcases.com/p/29147-2069/g-tour-grc-1406

    #47700
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    I’ve got the 12U pop up Gatorcase these days
    http://www.richtonemusic.co.uk/products/gator_gmix-12pu-tsa_tsa_mixer_case.asp?gclid=CKXngO7Fo8UCFa7KtAodKiwA_w
    (not at that price though!)- enough room under the desk for an airport express to live with a mains 4 way.

    Not sure you could put anything extra into that 14U one as it would block the sockets, though just a panel for aerials could work.

    I did have one of these
    http://www.flightcasewarehouse.co.uk/manufacturer/product.asp?item=boschma-4-11-8u-he-slanted-mixer-rack-flight-case-5414-7216
    which could be good for what you want. Didn’t really work out the way I wanted & now belongs to another forum member…..

    #47712
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    Pop external gear in front – with a door to lean on?

    #47713
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    Mbirame
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    Mark-thanks for those links. I was thinking of putting the outboards in front of the mixer, not at the rear, so it wouldn’t block the connections. I want to have everything already hooked up. A pop-top case won’t work for our needs. I need at least 6U in the front.

    So 11U is big enough at the top to keep all the connections plugged in??

    I’m thinking about this one:
    http://www.odysseygear.com/odyssey-products/cxp1108.html

    #47717
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    [XAP]Bob
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    Just a thought – splitting the racks, with a sensible loom between them, probably stored in the “outboard” rack might make the system more portable…

    #47719
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    MarkPAman
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    What Bob said! Racking too much stuff quickly makes for a very heavy rack.

    And no, 11U does not include space for connectors. But some types of cases have the extra room anyway. That second one I linked to before for example had loads of space behind the desk. My 12U pop up Gator would probably have to use right angled connectors if it were a 12U desk.

    #47731
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    Still just trying to find out how many rack spaces the top needs to be to have the board be plugged in all the time with regular connectors. 12U?

    #47741
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    If the back of the case (or lid) is hard against the end of the rack then I don’t think 12U is enough. I can leave cables in my 12U, but it has an extra inch or so beyond the end of the rack.

    #47742
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    Andreas
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    hopefully a typo on the shop page of the Gator case:
    Weight: 431.8 kilograms
    😉

    #47743
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    Haha

    Yep, can’t tell you what it does weigh, but it’s not that much!

    #47752
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    #47754
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    Nice!

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