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Can I sit my gear-rack on it's side?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by PCM, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. PCM

    PCM Guest

    contents of 6 space travel rack:

    UA 2108
    2 avalon u5's
    patchbay
    BBE 882i
    power conditioner

    It'd be great if I could sit it on it's side for space savings. Is this ok for the gear?????
     
  2. baslotto

    baslotto Active Member

    I think.... yes. :cool:
    Test it before you start the next session tho'.

    Bas.
     
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    You should check with the manufacturers. There are products out there that do not like being on there side, especially if they have large transformers on their chassis. This would include the Avalon and UA stuff. I think that the others are "safe" because they don't have the heavier components in them...but you definitely need to ask Avalon and UA...Also consider that anything with a mechanical VU meter should probably be left "horizontal" due to gravity's effect on the ballistics...
     
  4. PCM

    PCM Guest

    cool thanks. no VU meters so not an issue with that...and the UA has an external power supply, but the avalons I will look into.

    thx
     
  5. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    I would also worry about cooling, especially if anything has a tube in it (doesn't look like you've got anything tube-based in that list). Just a thought.
     

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