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17 Inch Deep Rack Sleeve 4UMCM Part #: 555-17805  |  Pulse Part #: 555-17805

17 Inch Deep Rack Sleeve 4U 3.3 stars from 4 reviews.
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4U Rack Sleeve

Designed for light-duty rackmount equipment such as mixers and signal processors when the cost of a heavy-duty metal flight case is not required, these black carpet-covered rack sleeves will protect your gear while providing easy transport and a professional appearance.

Product Description

Features :

  • 15mm MDF construction
  • Black carpet covering
  • Black plastic corner guards
  • Carry handle
  • Rubber feet
  • 17" internal depth w/1.4" front recess
  • Wooden mounting blocks (screws required)
Also available in a 2RU model here

Product Reviews

  • "You'll probably have to adjust the size" by jsandytn on 12/7/2013
    Overall: 4 out of 5

    I have two applications for this. This excels at the first application, which is to cover a knot of wires and connectors on the floor under the first pew for sound and video gear that we sometimes place in the first pew. This is solid, well-constructed and discreet. Since we're just just stuffing everything inside it, the opening sizes do not matter.

    The second application was to actually mount rack equipment in the sleeve. Here are some things you need to know:
    1. no screw racks. You will need to pick up wood screws to drill into the wood strips at the sides. Regular mounting screws will not work.
    2. The opening, at least on the two I've received, was not wide enough for the rack mount amps and other equipment I was placing in them. I used a rip saw and shaved down the inside edges to make them wider. Be ready to do some work on these if you want to mount equipment.
    3. Height - not quite 4U. Unless the construction of the unit changes, you will only be able to place 3U of equipment in these. Fortunately for what we had to mount, we were able to get by with only 3U in each.
    4. Weight - this is wood. With equipment in it, it is heavy. If this is equipment you won't move much, you'll do fine. Just don't plan on using this monster to haul gear into and out of gigs unless you're doing it as part of your strength training program. MCM has some flight cases that are very reasonably priced and I would recommend (having purchased some) instead of using this one to haul equipment.

    Bottom line: if you're using this to hide or protect non-rack mount equipment that you won't move much, this is an incredibly good deal. If you have rack mount equipment, and are willing to work with and around these limitations, you will be pleased.

  • "NO RACK RAILS" by bckeller on 6/5/2013
    Overall: 2 out of 5

    It's rather vague in the description. "Wooden mounting blocks (screws required)". I was blinded by the amazing cheap price. Be advised, there are NO RACK RAILS for this product. Which goes against the description "and a professional appearance." I've never seen a professional rack without rails, and I've been doing sound for 20+ years. ... ... ... It also says "will protect your gear while providing easy transport". Be advised, it does not come with lids. Which, to be honest, I wasn't expecting or needing. But, I would not want to transport equipment without lids. As a sleeve, it would slide into a custom ATA case. That's fine. The ATA case would have the lids. But as a stand alone, no. I would not use this to transport equipment. ... ... ... I would suggest ordering a pair of part number 555-13220, which are 4ru rails. That description says "Rails" plural, but customer support confirmed that it is only one rail per order. ... ... ... For an extra $5, they could make this a great little, inexpensive rack. Alas. It's not quite that. ... ... ... All that said, it does look pretty. This is for our new FOH. We needed a small rack on top for the Galileo. And any misc things that a particular show might want to add. So, should be fine. But wanted to warn the next buyer that it has no rack rails. ... So, now I am waiting on rack rails. When they arrive, hopefully they will go in easy. At $25, it's not worth the hassle to ship it back.

  • "Too small - in two directions!" by robcranfill on 3/19/2013
    Overall: 3.5 out of 5

    When I got this case, I was impressed with the build quality and overall appearance. And when I first put my new 2U amp into it, I thought all was well. But when I went to add the two 1U blank faceplates (for future expansion) I found that the front opening is 1/8 inch too narrow - as the previous reviewer said - and that the total opening *height* is about the same amount too small! It's not a 4U rack, it's a 3.95U rack! :-( And this is going to be harder to fix than the left-to-right issue, because I can't just shave some off the side rails. I'm hoping that removing the carpeting will do the trick. (That might even be the entire *cause* of the problem: they continued the carpeting from the outside of the case, inside, and I think that's taking up just a tad too much room.) If it weren't for that, I'd rate this thing perfect! And for the price, I'm willing to do a little mod work myself. (Well, one more quibble - although it IS clearly noted here in the product description, but this case does not have rails, as such - it has two wooden bars on either side of the opening, that you have to drill holes into and put your screws into. Really? What, am I supposed to use wood screws?! I think I may try to remove these wood "rails" and install some proper metal ones.)

  • "1/4-inch too small of opening" by dixongarym on 2/9/2013
    Overall: 3.5 out of 5
    Top 10 Contributor

    Excellent build quality, nice corner guards and rubber feet. Except, I went to put my amplifier into this "Rack Sleeve" and it is too wide to fit between the wood rails. My amplifier was 17.5in wide and the opening between the wood rack rails is 17.25in. I'll be modifying with a jig saw in lieu of sending back. It's a great inexpensive rack, just make sure your gear will fit.

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Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:19.83 lbs.
RoHS Comp:Yes
Warranty:90 days
Need to Return?
Length:23 in.
Width:20.5 in.
Height:10.25 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No
Catalog Pages

MCM Cat 57, Page 124

Mfr. Info

Pulse Logo
Mfr. Name:Pulse
Mfr. Part Number:555-17805