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Lead A1R rack mount success?

Postby Rich_weller » 10 Sep 2018, 10:08

Hi Everyone

I wonder has anyone had much success rack mounting the A1R desktop module?

I’m looking to tidying up my studio space if I can and get the A1R into a rack rather than take up room on my desk.

There doesn’t appear to be many images on line as to how people have done this and looking where the line in/outs and power cable are positioned you would need quite a bit of space above the A1R if you manage to mount it.

I also need to find the rack ears...

Is this a lost cause or are there some good solutions to racking the A1r other than a desktop (which I guess is what it was designed for...)

Thanks for any help

Rich
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Re: Lead A1R rack mount success?

Postby starkaudio » 10 Sep 2018, 15:43

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a1rs in rack
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It depends on what you have over it and if you use right-angle patch cables. (Not pictured here.)

The A1Rs stack fine in a rack, but if the unit on top of it is deep/not angled you could lose 1U of space.

Rack ears should have come in the box when you ordered it. If you bought it used, you can order rack ears from your local distributor. The US distributors helped me on this forum. Search for A1r rack ears and you'll find my old post.
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Re: Lead A1R rack mount success?

Postby Rich_weller » 11 Sep 2018, 09:38

That's great - really useful picture. Thank you. It's achievable which is good to see and I've got right angled cables.

Found rack ears in the loft - keeping the original box has finally paid off :-)
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Re: Lead A1R rack mount success?

Postby starkaudio » 11 Sep 2018, 15:13

Win! I did have to buy a custom torx wrench to install the ears. FYI.
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