Optimus 19-inch EIA rack mount Racks & Stands

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

19 inch EIA rack mount rack


Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kevincolorado a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2007

Bottom Line:   
A reviewer wrote:
,,,Where do I get an EIA rack for all my components? Of all places; Radio Shack! I had 1 question,they had one answer. "Yeah we got that". Hmmm,I pondered. Is it built strong enough for all my gear. For $90.00,lets go for it. What you have is a rack that stands about 39" or so tall,has a 45 degree angle for the top half of the rack,and the rest is verticle straight down. All this in welded,wrought iron,with locking casters,suplemented by 2 horizontal braces. I mount my Mackie CR-1604vlz mixer on the 45 degree angle portion. I agree with the utility of this inexpensive open rack - I paid $50 for my first -- trying to find another one

I have one of these optimus slant racks in my studio - about 10 space on the slant topn and 8 spaces one the bottom (vertical section). The way in which this frame has become embedded in my control room creates a situation where I could use a second one for expansion. Does anyone have one or know where to find one?

contact kevingc@aol.com

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   used on the net



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Vincent Chen a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 4, 1999

Bottom Line:   
"A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind". Or so they say. Hence,ORGANIZATION please!! What to do with all the audio gear you have that are populating all of your table space? Invasion of the counter snatchers!! Fortunately,the "E.I.A." has standardized component cabinet size so that one may rack mount these units,(with the appropriate rack "ears")and screws. Fine and dandy. Where do I get an EIA rack for all my components? Of all places; Radio Shack! I had 1 question,they had one answer. "Yeah we got that". Hmmm,I pondered. Is it built strong enough for all my gear. For $90.00,lets go for it. What you have is a rack that stands about 39" or so tall,has a 45 degree angle for the top half of the rack,and the rest is verticle straight down. All this in welded,wrought iron,with locking casters,suplemented by 2 horizontal braces. I mount my Mackie CR-1604vlz mixer on the 45 degree angle portion. Then mount my Nad 6300 cassette,Sony DTC-A6 DAT,and my NAD 7400 reciever. Wow except for the strange cutout holes on the Sony DAT,everythings lines up,and mounts just fine. The rack is sturdy,extremely mobile with its' glide along casters. (Unlocked of course).All cable access is easy too. No closed back like those enclosed cabinet racks. So total success,and one very satisfied customer. I couldn't leave well enough alone,naturally. I wanted to mount my TEAC X-10 open reel machine. This is a heavy 3 motor 3 head machine. My dbx noise reduction unit needed to be mounted as well. So, I call TEAC to buy the rack ears. Oh-oh,sorry,TEAC stopped making those ears years ago. So,I made my own. What a pain! With primative tools and some aluminum "L" bracket stock,and spacer plate,I created what TEAC could not supply me . All in all,not bad. It was a bear mounting the TEAC to the 2nd new "OPTIMUS" rack I bought. I used the 45 degree angle portion again. This gave best access to the decks' controls. It makes the rack top heavy though. The dbx noise reduction unit mounted on the lower vertical,no sweat,thank you. So now,with all my space returned,with only my Nakamichi ZX-7,and Tandberg TCD-3014 on my counter,I call this a raging success. Everything is so organized,even my buddies can't believe it. I am a slob,never will change either. However with the Optimus 19" EIA rack mounting rack,I have a very "organized" and "efficient" layout of my gear.

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   an Audiophile




Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating



BLG CP024:



CSB 1206 BLK: