Speech Reinforcement: Storage

By: Owen T. Heisler
Updated: 2020-02-04
Published: 2016-08-05

This article is part of a series; see Speech Reinforcement.

Storage and mounting equipment is important for keeping audio equipment safe, particularly if it is transported.

Considerations

  • Portable systems should be stored fully enclosed.
  • Racks for rack-mount devices have varying depths, so make sure there is enough space for the devices to be installed.
  • It may be important to have rear rails for improved support in a case where installed hardware is particular heavy or deep, or for portable systems.
  • Rolling racks could cause damage to hardware caused by shock from rolling across uneven ground (such as cracks in sidewalks).

A suggestion

For portable storage, I recommend the Gator Cases Pro Series Molded Racks, available from 2U to 12U. The G-PRO-6U-19 case is used in the Design 3 build.

  • Front and rear lids provide full protection for travel.
  • Front and rear rails double the rack space for shallow hardware or provide additional mounting options for longer devices. In the past the product had front rails only and included a $10 offer for rear rails, now the rear rails are included.
  • 19 inch depth accommodates longer devices (eg. the TOA DA-250FH).
  • Non-wheeled products in this series have smaller external dimensions (total volume) than equivalent products listed below.

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