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David Buehler

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Audio Analysts Rack Alternatives
« on: January 02, 2013, 05:43:44 pm »

So since AA was bought up by solotech last year, we've been contemplating any options for suitable alternatives to the AA Tensilite Racks that they were making for many years. The folks at Solotech in Las Vegas have been no help, not ever once returning phones to see if they would be selling off any of their old racks or continuing to manufacturer the AA style racks.

Does anyone else make a similar rack thats available for purchase that follows the same build quality of the AA racks? I remmember seeing 8th day having some on a couple tours but dont know if they bought them from AA or if they made them inhouse.

thanks!
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Re: Audio Analysts Rack Alternatives
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 01:09:00 pm »

David,
The Fast Pack Version from Olympic is almost identical.  The handles are at a more manageable height for lifting.  Very good build quality, and fast delivery. 
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Re: Audio Analysts Rack Alternatives
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 01:41:53 pm »

David,
The Fast Pack Version from Olympic is almost identical.  The handles are at a more manageable height for lifting.  Very good build quality, and fast delivery.

+1 for the Oly FastPack.
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Re: Audio Analysts Rack Alternatives
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 10:20:16 pm »

David,
The Fast Pack Version from Olympic is almost identical.  The handles are at a more manageable height for lifting.  Very good build quality, and fast delivery.

I've never had the pleasure of using the Tensilite racks but the Fast Pack is by far my favorite. Shock mounted, adjustable rails, terrific castors and build quality. They get my vote.
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Re: Audio Analysts Rack Alternatives
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 10:04:25 pm »

I too am less than thrilled with Solotech's lack of response. I would like to purchase another AA tensilite case. I have a 24 x 22.5 "drawers" box and would like to add a matching 24 x 22.5 cable case to increase the size of my personal workbox. Buehler, if you find any, let me know.

Thanks!
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Re: Audio Analysts Rack Alternatives
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 01:03:25 pm »

My understanding is that Solotech finally shipped a substantial run of updated cases last week.  They should be up and running with production.  You might want to check back with them.
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Re: Audio Analysts Rack Alternatives
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 04:11:03 pm »

The Tensalite racks are pretty cool and it would be good for Solotech to keep them going. I am sure they are going to update them. An alternative, along with the Oly fastpacks, that I like and recommend is the R+R Case ESP racks. A little different concept but it accomplishes the same features. It is definately worth looking at. Great case and company.

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So since AA was bought up by solotech last year, we've been contemplating any options for suitable alternatives to the AA Tensilite Racks that they were making for many years. The folks at Solotech in Las Vegas have been no help, not ever once returning phones to see if they would be selling off any of their old racks or continuing to manufacturer the AA style racks.

Does anyone else make a similar rack thats available for purchase that follows the same build quality of the AA racks? I remmember seeing 8th day having some on a couple tours but dont know if they bought them from AA or if they made them inhouse.

thanks!
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Wil Lopez

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Re: Audio Analysts Rack Alternatives
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2013, 12:25:32 am »

So since AA was bought up by solotech last year, we've been contemplating any options for suitable alternatives to the AA Tensilite Racks that they were making for many years. The folks at Solotech in Las Vegas have been no help, not ever once returning phones to see if they would be selling off any of their old racks or continuing to manufacturer the AA style racks.

Does anyone else make a similar rack thats available for purchase that follows the same build quality of the AA racks? I remmember seeing 8th day having some on a couple tours but dont know if they bought them from AA or if they made them inhouse.

thanks!

Check the QuickShut-Rack from ML-Case in Germany http://www.mlcase.de/en/

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Re: Audio Analysts Rack Alternatives
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013, 09:47:39 am »

Check the QuickShut-Rack from ML-Case in Germany http://www.mlcase.de/en/

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Re: Audio Analysts Rack Alternatives
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2013, 12:22:43 pm »

These are probably the best racks I have ever seen.
Unfortunately not cheap....
http://www.l-acoustics.com/produits-touring-rack-62.html#

So since AA was bought up by solotech last year, we've been contemplating any options for suitable alternatives to the AA Tensilite Racks that they were making for many years. The folks at Solotech in Las Vegas have been no help, not ever once returning phones to see if they would be selling off any of their old racks or continuing to manufacturer the AA style racks.

Does anyone else make a similar rack thats available for purchase that follows the same build quality of the AA racks? I remmember seeing 8th day having some on a couple tours but dont know if they bought them from AA or if they made them inhouse.

thanks!
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