Best 19" rack home entertainment cabinet I could find
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The Sanus cabinet was the best thing I could find on line for home entertainment systems. It's well thought out and well made. it came completely assembled which sounds good, but ultimately I had to take it all apart and assemble it for my equipment. Additionally there is a cardboard triangle thing for shipping that you have to take the cabinet apart just to remove. The shelves are sturdy, but you can not use every hole to mount them. If you know 19" rack mount equipment you know sizing shelves and components are based on units 1u..2u etc. The shelves have to be located in 1u increments which is about 2" this cuts down on the versatility of this rack. The removable sides and back are great for shifting equipment and organizing cables however the cabinet itself does not come with any cable organizing system of any kind. I ended up putting 3 UPS units in the bottom. The shelf could not support that weight so I had to get cleaver and flip an unused shelf up side down under the shelf I located the UPS units on. The shelf supported one UPS fine (pictured) The blanking plates accommodate most unused space, but you may have to buy others for your specific equipment. I had to make one out of black cardboard for the lower section where I located the UPS. Now that I have 3 down there It is no longer required.
Pros: Well made steel, removable back and side panels, on casters making it easy to move or gain rear access.
Cons: Be nice if it came with some kind of cable management system, the hole spacing for mounting shelves and blanking plate would be better it every hole could be utilized rather than limiting it to 1u unit spacing.