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Comments about Road Runner Deluxe 16U Amplifier Rack Case:
I am completely satisfied with this rack case and intend to buy more of them. Though I would certainly not say it is weak, it could have been made a little stronger, but then I start wondering where the best strength/weight compromise is. Maybe this is it.
Has both front and rear rack rails.
Handles are well placed.
Front and rear covers ("doors") fit even if "upside down". They latch on both sides, rather than being hinged, so you can completely remove them.
Plenty of internal clearance, so all rack spaces are usable.
It seems very durable, but one of the corner braces is slightly deformed, so I think the hardware needs to be just a little stronger. Otherwise, the hardware seems to be quite durable and of high quality.
I needed to drill holes in the plywood material both for ventilation and to install casters. This gave me the opportunity to see the quality of the material. This is top quality, cabinet-grade plywood. Just guessing, but I think this is grade AA 3/8-inch thick birch plywood. There are 3 plies, all of which are solid hardwood -- no voids or defects even in the interior ply. There are no knots nor plugs visible anywhere on my unit. It is painted black, and the outer surface is plastic laminated. If the plywood should ever be damaged in use, repair is a simple wood-working project. This type of laminated plywood is easy to obtain at woodworking retailers. And it if does break (which seems unlikely) I could easily upgrade to 1/2-inch plywood for the repair, because the rack rails are stood off on shims, which could be replaced with thinner shims or omitted to accommodate a thicker panel.
The rack rails are accurately drilled and tapped. Screws are included, and they fit well.
This is well-made and I couldn't re-make it from scratch for as little as I paid for it.