SKB Roto Rack Console - Audio and DJ Rack Case
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An audio and DJ rack that's built to last.
The SKB Roto Rack Console Case is a 10U, slanted top and a 4U, front rack case that features steel threaded rails, a hard lid and doors, side access ports for cable routing, and has enough space to mount SKB's AV-8, 8-Space Audio/Video Shelf (not included) with the lid closed. The Audio & DJ console case's one-piece base is roto-molded of Linear Medium Density Polyethylene (LMDPE) while the hard front, rear doors, and lid are injection-molded of Rubber Modified Styrene (RMS). The back lid provides maximum access to your rackmounted audio equipment and DJ gear. Two TSA locking, SKB-patented trigger latches secure the lid while the flat hardtop allows for stacking in transport and in storage.
- 10U slanted rackmount on top
- 4U rackmount in front
- Hard lid and doors
- Side-access ports for cable routing
- Injection-molded front and rear doors and lid
- 2 TSA locking, patented-trigger latches
- Stackable for storage and transport
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Roto Rack Console - Audio and DJ Rack Case Specifications:
- SKB Roto Rack DJ Console Case Dimensions:
Exterior length: 23-1/4"
Exterior width: 23-1/2"
Exterior depth: 17-3/4"
Rack space units top: 10
Rack space units bottom: 4
Rack depth rail to rail: 6"
Rack depth front rail to back lid: 19-1/2"
Product weight: 24 lb.
Rack depth is listed at 6" and that is referencing the top of the rail on the slant portion of the case. At the bottom of the rail, the depth is 3.75". If nothing is mounted in the 4 spaces on the front, then the actual depth at top of the slant rail would actually be 13.5". After the first 3" from the bottom of the slant rail (and with nothing mounted in the 4 spaces on the front), the depth is 11.75". Product weight is without the optional (sold separately) 1SKB-AV8. The 1SKB-AV8 weighs 6 pounds.
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Comments about SKB Roto Rack Console - Audio and DJ Rack Case:
As racks go, this one was probably designed by an actual DJ or musician who has been frustrated by other half baked rack designs in the past. THANK YOU whoever you are!!!! When I install a mixer into a rack, my intention is to hardwire as many things as possible so as to minimize setup time at the gig. The roomy lid for this mixer allows for leaving your wires in place. I've owned similar racks that forced me to pull out every last jack just to put the lid on. Later for that!
Functionally speaking, this rack rocks! What does not rock is the material used to construct it. There are 4 little feet on the bottom which work OK as long as they make actual contact with the surface, but when it comes time for stacking with other gear or on any surface where all 4 feet cannot sit, the thing slides around like a greased pig. For example, I use one of those Rok n' Roller carts to move my gear. If I don't place this rack perfectly centered and balanced on the cart, it will slide like an egg on a Teflon pan. I've spilled my gear twice so far. SKB should really consider adding a textured surface, at least underneath, to avoid this slippage problem. A quick user fix for it might be to get some grip strips from the hardware store, but for a respected company like SKB, I would expect them to address this beforehand.
Another minor issue I have with this rack is its bulkiness. Seems to me there is a lot of airspace that could possibly be minimized to make lifting it a less awkward task. I suppose having that extra airspace is good for cooling purposes, but it does add to the overall bulk. Also, the handles could be designed better. I am not able to put my hand in from the top of the handle such as I would when carrying it with a helper side by side. It forces you to grip it from underneath which can cause your arm to twist in an unnatural manner.
I purchased this rack with the retractable shelf, which is really cool. There is an issue with the cloth material curling up and pulling away from the metal shelf. Again, I would not expect this from an SKB product. The shelf itself is rugged and well made. Why use Elmer's glue on an otherwise excellent product?
Lord knows what goes on behind closed doors during the product design phase. What might have started out as the ultimate piece of gear on the blueprint table ends up being severely compromised by the company bean counters. Online music stores have almost succeeded in convincing people that the products they sell are "professional", when in my opinion, most of it is entry level. As long as people buy it, they'll continue to manufacture and sell it. SKB came very close to having a "10" with this rack, but there were some obvious corners cut to increase their profit margin. The reality is, you cannot escape cheapness, otherwise you'll be chasing the Holy Grail for the rest of your career. If you need it...buy it!