About our VT19-1U racks: All of our racks were scatched and manufactured after the highest claims of quality. The VT19-1U racks are made for the professional rackmount of two A1 sized danner cassette modules. Alternatively you can mount 1x A1 and 2x B1 or 4x B1 cassettes in one VT19-1U rack, since together with the optional adapter, two B1 cassettes will always fit in an A1 slot. If you want to mount more than 4x B1 cassettes together in one 19" rack, you can switch to our VT19-5U racks or a custom solution. We will build your custom rack, mastering-mixer or even recording console. The included power supply VT2448psu is also handmade and high quality. It provides you with the stable 24V DC output needed for the most dannercassettes. Beyond that it delivers 48V phantom power for condenser mics. Our racks are made of solid steel and have an impact resistant and scratch proof finish in RAL 9005 (black). Contrary to our competitors we also take care of the "inner values" of our racks. We use mounting-rails and tuchelframes exactly like the original manufacturers of the old desks did. That leads to the fact that you can pull the cassettes without even opening the rack. More important the modules float with the racks frontplate and not just sit on top of it, which looks rather poor in our opinion.
The dannercassette format: Dannercassettes are modules taken from vintage german broadcast and recording consoles. Modular hi-quality mixers were very popular in the braodcast industrie from the 50´s up to the early 90´s of the last century. Sometimes the word "dannercassette" is misused for all of modules made in this era, including even the old TAB / Telefunken tube amps like the V72, U73 anfd V76 or the later developed Siemens Sitral modules. However, on our websites when speaking of dannercassettes we mean the later ones with only two possible sizes: A1 (190mm x 40mm) and B1 (95mm x 40mm). All other modules are NOT compatible to our VT19-XU racks.
Check this article for more information on the various formats of mixer modules and vintagetools racks!