Audio rack cabinet provides a secure and attractive platform for storing stereo components. A rack with wood or glass doors adds another layer of protection against dust. Ventilation is a critical issue in development of components in an audio rack and orderly organization of power cables and audio cables. Many audio tracks are equipped with cable organizers on back and adjustable shelves for amplifiers and receivers have plenty of space to dissipate heat.
Measure width, depth and height of each audio component goes on grill. This helps you plan adequate ventilation. Adjust shelves of your audio rack cabinet to accommodate all components, leaving at least 1 inch of space above and below platform to amplifier or receiver. These components produce most heat of any computer in your system and need room to breathe prevent overheating.
Place parts on shelves so that audio rack cabinet is balanced. For example, heavier components to be placed on or near bottom of frame for stability. Route power cables and audio cables through holes in back of rack cabinet. Label end of each audio cable with a small piece of tape, noting name of component connected to that cable so you know that cables that connect to jacks on your amplifier or receiver. Connect power cord for each component into an outlet on power strip, which can then be connected to a power outlet.