Guide to AV Equipment Racks

Audio Video rack enclosures come in all shapes and sizes, and are great to help you keep your gear well organized and safe – essential for long-term trouble-free operation.

However, there is a lot more to AV racks than just a simple storage space for home theater system components. In particular, more elaborate racks used in advanced home theater installations often form a complete system – providing added enhancements such as accessories for power distribution, thermal protection, and cable management support. Others come in an attractive finish that often provides a unique attraction in the home entertainment room.

Discover more in this series of informative guides on AV rack systems.

An Introduction to AV Equipment Racks

And there is more…

You can find AV rack systems that come with support shelves on rails that can be pulled out for ease of equipment handling and maintenance. Others would even allow you to pull out the whole shelving assembly complete with the installed gear and rotate it a full 180 degrees for ease of access to the back panel of your system components.

One such fine example is the range of Pullout/Swivel Audio Video Rack solutions by Middle Atlantic shown here.

The AV rack shown here may be mounted direct in a wooden cabinet as shown in this insert here to integrate better with the rest of the home theater room decor; alternatively, it can be floor standing and rolled on castors. Similar pullout rotating AV racks are also available from AVRAK as further featured on our site. AVRAK has a full innovative line of rotating AV racks – from stationary, rotating, pullout and rotating, freestanding with rotation – of outstanding quality.

A unique rack solution within the full AVRAK line is a double-width rotating equipment rack as part of their Fatrak series; this would definitely come in handy when available height for your equipment rack is an issue.

AV Equipment Racks – All You Need to Know Detailed Section Index:

This Guide to AV Racks is divided into a series of short articles, starting with the basics of standard 19-inch equipment racks. In the process, we present a list of tips on how best to select and install equipment racks. We also discuss the important subject of thermal management in rack enclosures. We conclude this series of guides by looking at some of the most interesting audio video rack options presently available for home theater use.

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