1. Should standard or shock cases be used for things like eq's, media players, compressors? I'm looking at table top size, 4-10U. They would not be shipped.
2. What about amp racks?
Shock cases = bigger, heavier.
EQs, compressors, go with standard.
Media player, good question (hard drive involved?).
If it ain't on wheels, I suspect I'd go with standard.
If you're transporting it personally (versus employees or, worse, union hands, who didn't pay for the gear in the rack), I'd go with standard.