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Convert a rackmount to AV style.

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by Gary Lightfoot, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. Gary Lightfoot

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    I have a Behringer Feedback Destroyer which is 19" rackmount design. It's too wide with the rackmount ears to fit into my AV 'rack', so I decided to see what could be done with the rackmount 'ears'.

    I removed the two screws that hold the ears on, then put them into a vice and use a hacksaw to remove the ears from the side part. I tidied up the cut with a file (it's Aluminium so easy to do), then refitted them.

    I now needed some feet for it so that it would look more like something designed to stand alone, so had a look in Maplins - they do some nice 10mm tall, 39mm dia rubber feet that would do the job, but they were £2.99, and needed to be screwed on - I wouild have to use silicon rubber to glue them instead. CPCs do them considerably cheaper too.

    In the end, I got 4 rubber block type feet (look like lumps of tall chocolate) which have double sided tape on them and used those. As the unit is very slim, and not very deep, the bigger feet may have looked overkill, but these cheap 49p things look OK.

    Just thought it might be of interest to someone. I can supply a pic or two if someone is interested.

    EDIT - here's a link to some pics: http://www.g-lightfoot.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bfd.html

    Gary.
     
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    Yeah be interested to see piccies :)

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    Cool, looks good, look forward to the other pics :smashin:

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    First time I thought I'd be saying this to a guy but...


    "Nice rack" :rotfl:


    Btw Gary, got my mount made up and mailed you a couple of pics but they bounced back for some reason. Will send again when I've got the thing up.
     
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    I don't know why they bounced - look forward to seeing them. :)

    Glad you liked my rack btw - cost me £34 for two single cabinets from Ikea (£17 each) which I screwed together. Much cheaper than a lot of the alternatives.

    I'll try to get the pics up in the week.

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    I got the same type of Ikea cabinets for my DVD storage, except they are long and thin. They look great considering they were only £15 each!

    Think the mail may have bounced as I used Ntl's webmail and not outlook express, but I'll get a couple over when my replacement j comes :)
     
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