Ideas for Rack/Gig for SMS/Furman Pwr Cond/McIntosh MC50

Ideas for Rack/Gig for SMS/Furman Pwr Cond/McIntosh MC50

Postby MikeInMarin » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:38 pm

So, I am finally getting out more to play Jerry stuff, and I really dislike throwing my Sarno SMS CTP, Furman Power Conditioner and McIntosh MC50 into a duffel bag. It's a recipe for disaster, obviously.

I thought perhaps a soft gig case would be the best fit, as I doubt I will be going on tour or traveling further than a short drive, anytime soon. In addition, I don't imagine adding another unit to my rack/case, tho there is a chance I would get something like a second pre-amp, or some effect rack, etc, down the road. I really would like something more substantial to keep these 3 components in, while in my studio garage, as they are just sitting on top of other speaker cabs. Plus, this will make it much easier to close-up and carry to my truck.

Once I measured the MC50 though, I realized its height is slightly more than 3 rack spaces, so I need a 6U rack (4 for the MC50, 2 for the SMS and Furman). Well, the soft ones only go up to 4, based on my first review of what they offer at Sweetwater.com. No biggie, as for only a little more money, it looks like I can get a pretty decent 6U hard case unit (with or w/o wheels and extension handle like a wheeled suitcase if I decide to spend a bit more for that).

How have the rest of you slayed this small dragon ? I do not want to get another power amp, though at some point, I may do that. So let's assume keeping the MC50.

Should I just get the 6U hard case (Gator or SKB or similar) and a table to keep it on in the studio ? And a shelf with holes to secure the feet/bottom of the MC50 on the bottom slot.

I noticed that the cases (other than one shallow one that is too shallow to allow for plugs I think) are very deep, so this box will be 10 inches deeper or so than I need it to be. This makes the decision a little harder for me, but maybe I can find a way to use the shallower one.

Any other options that you guys can recommend ?
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Re: Ideas for Rack/Gig for SMS/Furman Pwr Cond/McIntosh MC50

Postby TeeJay » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:59 am

I put the exact rig in the case below. Drilled 4 holes in a 3 space shallow rack shelf and new rubber feet/screws on the mac.

https://www.roadcasesusa.com/6-space-6u ... -closeout/
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Re: Ideas for Rack/Gig for SMS/Furman Pwr Cond/McIntosh MC50

Postby MikeInMarin » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:20 am

TeeJay wrote:I put the exact rig in the case below. Drilled 4 holes in a 3 space shallow rack shelf and new rubber feet/screws on the mac.

https://www.roadcasesusa.com/6-space-6u ... -closeout/



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Thanks for the recommendation. That is very helpful. The price is right, too.

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Re: Ideas for Rack/Gig for SMS/Furman Pwr Cond/McIntosh MC50

Postby GratefulMets » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:48 am

I have my MC50 (3), FYD (2), and Furman (1) all mounted in this 6-space rack from these guys:

http://www.audiopile.net/R6UE-12#tab-1.

Love their products. GREAT build quality at great price. MC50 is mounted to a slotted rack shelf in the bottom position.

Peace.
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Re: Ideas for Rack/Gig for SMS/Furman Pwr Cond/McIntosh MC50

Postby TeeJay » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:45 am

I have my MC50 (3), FYD (2), and Furman (1) all mounted in this 6-space rack from these guys:

http://www.audiopile.net/R6UE-12#tab-1.

Love their products. GREAT build quality at great price. MC50 is mounted to a slotted rack shelf in the bottom position.


Those do look really good for just a little bit more. And they are west coast-
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Re: Ideas for Rack/Gig for SMS/Furman Pwr Cond/McIntosh MC50

Postby MikeInMarin » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:11 pm

GratefulMets wrote:I have my MC50 (3), FYD (2), and Furman (1) all mounted in this 6-space rack from these guys:

http://www.audiopile.net/R6UE-12#tab-1.

Love their products. GREAT build quality at great price. MC50 is mounted to a slotted rack shelf in the bottom position.

Peace.


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Those look ideal. And a pretty good price still. Thanks for the heads up on that one !

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Re: Ideas for Rack/Gig for SMS/Furman Pwr Cond/McIntosh MC50

Postby MikeInMarin » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:44 pm

TeeJay wrote:
I have my MC50 (3), FYD (2), and Furman (1) all mounted in this 6-space rack from these guys:

http://www.audiopile.net/R6UE-12#tab-1.

Love their products. GREAT build quality at great price. MC50 is mounted to a slotted rack shelf in the bottom position.


Those do look really good for just a little bit more. And they are west coast-


I just ordered this, along with a 3U rack shelf, which I plan to drill holes in to attach the MC50. Probably could have found a shelf somewhere else with enough holes to avoid drilling, but the price was right and I wanted to keep things simple. Only downside is this place charges for shipping and the place on LI was free. But it was reasonable. $21 or so for both items coming FedEx ground. Thanks everyone for their ideas and help !
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Re: Ideas for Rack/Gig for SMS/Furman Pwr Cond/McIntosh MC50

Postby MattMan » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:43 pm

I did something slightly different to rack my MC2100 and my MosValve. I took off the bottom of the MC2100 to drill holes for mounting from underneath after putting the bottom back on. Safe and easy to move.

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