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tnjazz
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:53 pm    Post subject: Suggestions for racking? Reply with quote

Looking for a rack to House my SYN-2 and SYN 5050. Looking for the lowest profile and cleanest fit, and itís proving to be pretty difficult with the depth of the 5050.

Anyone have any recommendations?
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tnjazz
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I took a chance today and ordered a Gator GR-2S.

I think this will work and provide adequate ventilation to the SYN-2 and the 5050. Only real concern I have is the MIDI connection is directly above the top vent for the power tubes.

I will report back with results if anyone is interested.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have both units in a SKB 4 space rack along with an FX unit.
I've always thought the rack power amps need at least 1 free slot above them for ventilation.
The high speed fan of the SYN5050 turns on quite a bit so it's obvious that the unit gets hot.
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tnjazz
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought briefly about a 4 space rack but I just don't have the space to manage it. The Gator rack has about an inch of space above the top to provide some ventilation for the SYN-2 and the SYN-2 just barely reaches the ventilation slots on the 5050 (it covers maybe the first 1/8" of the slots, where the bases of the power tubes sit).

If I run into problems I may bump up to a 3 space but I'm trying to make this setup as compact as possible. I could always install a fan in the case as well if I really needed to.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

go straight for the nuts. Laughing
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kylendm
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about this guy?
http://www.nycpedalboards.com/nyc-rack-case/

They also make one with lids.
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j4q0
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That does look nice. I'm going to try the Gator for now but I think I'm going to ask my amp guy to build me a custom head shell as well. The depth of the 5050 makes it tough to find something off the shelf because I don't want something hanging off the back of the cab it's going to sit on...
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