Case or Rackmount

Opus2000

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Apr 7, 2001
Ok folks...what would you prefer to buy if you were to purchase a system from someone. Rackmount or Case.
Also let me know why you would choose either one.
Cheers
Opus
 

BrockStapper

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It's unanimous! or however you spell that. Actually I guess I'm the only one who voted so far. I have to say, though, that in my current financial situation I would have to save some money and go with the cheapest tower I could find...
 

Tore Nylund

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I'd go for a case... for the space... I guess.
I mean, isn't it easier to keep the temperature down in a big tower case? Of course the cost is also important.
 

eskimo

Guest
The rackmount is neat. But you don't want that friggin noisegenerator inside your studio do you?
And I don't want any racks outside my studio either...so case it is.
 

Doublehelix

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Oct 7, 2001
Rackmount...all the way! it is neater and blends in better with all the rest of the gear. I guess I would be a bit concerned about noise and heat, but I think those things can be overcome with proper design.
 

llornkcor

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May 8, 2001
how about a rackmount case?! hehehe :)
if money were no object - rackmount.
otherwise stick with a case
 

fabrice

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i would mostly prefer a horizontal position (Read: rackmount) than vertical (tower) because of space saving config.

so if it's rackmountable, having that extra option is good for the eventuality.
the rackmount case has to be solid though (obviously) :tu:
 

Fozz

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Jun 4, 2001
I voted for rackmount because of portability.

I'm only thinking along these lines now, because I might have a need for a small mobile setup that would record up to four people and I'm trying to decided between:
  • <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">schlepping my p4b266 in its Asus 1080 case with a crt display, versus,
  • <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">rackmounted PC that doesn't have to have the power of the p4b266/2ghz, and a flat panel display, versus,
  • <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">some self contained rig like the new Yamaha AW16G, http://www.yamaha.com/cgi-win/webcgi.exe/DsplyModel/?gDAW00008AW16G
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Opus2000

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Apr 7, 2001
Cool, thanks for your input folks...for those that did vote..
I got mixed results though..Most of you said to go with Cases but there are more votes for Rackmounts than cases :D
Opus
 
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