updated 02:20 pm EDT, Mon April 21, 2008
GizMac unveils Studio rack
GizMac has announced the newest addition to its line-up of XRackPro2 low-noise server racks with a Studio version. The designer and manufacturer adapted its server racks for use in recording or music studios, home theater and other applications that do not require a computer server, noting that customers who previously bought the racks for such applications found them too deep. The racks are acoustically engineered to reduce fan and mechanical noise emitted by modern recording, computer or other digital equipment by as much as 75 percent. To keep their contents cool, the racks feature four ultra-quiet fans along with a user-customizable air intake system.
While the Studio line cabinets are built to accommodate rack-mount equipment, they are wide and tall enough to house most free-standing gear as well. A total of six knockouts allow for routing signal and power cables inside the rack, with a cable management system to keep them organized. For easy and gentle transportability, they roll around on carpet-safe casters.
The XRackPro2 Studio will be available for pre-order by May, and carries an expected retail price of $1,900.