Can anyone recommend any ideas for a large collection of equipment; I need probably 12 shelves but I’m struggling to find any more than 6 (unless I buy two).
Depends on your budget... Salamander AV have a number of large av racks that come as standard with 6 shelves, but for which you can buy extra shelves - but they're not cheap - think £2k
Companies like BLOK and Kuban will make you a custom rack to suit your requirements
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Is this just for the equipment or for a TV as well.
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Optimum do do a modular build equipment racks.
They offer options on space between shelves also, good kit, we have all ours on one
And fairly sensible money..............
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I'd be careful with any rack tall enough to hold 12 items of equipment, unless you're going for a permanently installed, bolted-to-the-wall pro racking system which will be a) hefty, b) ugly and c) expensive. A free-standing rack that tall is going to get a bit unstable and prone to toppling – I'd stick to two smaller racks.
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My thoughts as well Andrew, that is why I asked if a TV was going on top as well, could not think how it would work.
Have a look at Custom Design you can add extra modules.
Sort of what I thought, why I thought width, rather than height would be the way to go - a triple width rack, with four shelves will hold twelve devices.
I was thinking of a double or triple width then maybe a TV on top, not got a huge amount to spend really but if it's a nice bit of furniture then I might be tempted.
Just interested in gathering as many options as possible before making a decision, just wish I studied harder a wood work!
What budget do you have in mind?
Probably around the £500 mark really, would prefer less but could stretch for a nice piece of furniture.
Sorry should have asked this as well, what is the max length for the unit.
Depending on the shape I think about 3m long if I stand the TV on top, I was thinking about something like this
along with the matching
or something similar if I can’t get one big one
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