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Behind the Rack: Cable management
Old 19th June 2015
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Behind the Rack: Cable management

I'm putting together a new rack and was looking for any tips/tricks. A while back, I could have sworn there was a thread FULL of beautifully wired racks/cases here in remote, but I cannot find it to save my life. Search and Google hath failed me!

So, what are your preferred tools/methods for making it all beautiful, functional, and free of snarls?

Thanks!
Old 19th June 2015
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Originally Posted by Jumpmonkey โžก๏ธ
I'm putting together a new rack and was looking for any tips/tricks. A while back, I could have sworn there was a thread FULL of beautifully wired racks/cases here in remote, but I cannot find it to save my life. Search and Google hath failed me!

So, what are your preferred tools/methods for making it all beautiful, functional, and free of snarls?

Thanks!
Search "Back of your rack"

Here
And Here
Old 19th June 2015
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AHA! Bad search terms! Thanks man!
Old 20th June 2015
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there might also be some valuable information here: https://gearspace.com/board/remote-p...equipment.html
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cable management depends largely on the gear you're using...

all my racks have an madi/aes converter at the top and (almost) all cables are dsub25 to dsub25 (or fan out to xlr-m/xlr-f) or then go to a patch panel.

here are two pics of a recent install and a pic of a messy split box - that said, split boxes don't need to be this bad but then they become vastly more expensive...
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Old 1 week ago
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jumpmonkey โžก๏ธ
I'm putting together a new rack and was looking for any tips/tricks. A while back, I could have sworn there was a thread FULL of beautifully wired racks/cases here in remote, but I cannot find it to save my life. Search and Google hath failed me!

So, what are your preferred tools/methods for making it all beautiful, functional, and free of snarls?

Thanks!
It's a bit dated (eleven+ years ago,) but here's a thread I started back in 2010.
There's some cool stuff to see and read...
What Does The Back Of Your Rack Look Like When You're Wiring?

This thread goes back even further to 2002, but you may find value in this discussion...
What Does The Back Of Tour Rack Look Like?
Old 1 week ago
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Use shielded AC cables. Most of them are not. You don't want 120 volts of AC flying around in there.
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