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CAPI 511-VPR DB25 Filtered Rack Bundle
[DB25-FLTR-Complete-Rack-K]
 $310.99 
Number of Product Bundles in stock: 19

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The CAPI 511-VPR DB25 Filtered Rack Bundle is a complete kit solution for someone who wants to build a rock-solid yet affordable fully VPR compliant, 500 series rack. We have chosen to go with eleven module slots, which will then require an outboard PSU.

This is the Filtered version of the DB25 rack. That means that the backplane behind slots 9-11 has electronic components to filter out the potential remnants of an outboard switch mode power supply. While designed with a SMPS in mind, there is absolutely no harm in using a linear PSU with this filtered rack.

This VPR version includes all 15-pin card edge connectors as well as a PC mount 5-pin Neutrik connector for the DC power inlet. Channels 1-8 in and out connections are made with DB25's while channels 9-11 are XLR. No other parts, components, pieces or hardware are required to finish the rack portion of the build.

The 3RU enclosure once constructed, can house any and all modules that are 500 series compatible.

Please note: This rack kit does include module mounting screws.

So what exactly is VPR? "VPR" is the standardization created by API to describe the physical and electronic requirements of their 500 series rack and module format. This format is based on a 15-pin card edge connector. Besides the standard balanced input and output connections, the DC voltages are bipolar 16V as well as 48V for phantom.

So, how do our DIY kits compare to the cost of "store bought" racks?

Here's the breakdown:

A CAPI 511-VPR DB25 Filtered Rack Kit and a VPR-SMPS comes to $405.99, which is equal to $36.91 per slot.

The 500VPR 10-slot rack is currently $945.25, which is equal to $94.53 per slot. In comparison, DIY is 61% less expensive!

The Powerhouse (as well as Sweet Ten) 10-slot racks are currently $899.99, which is equal to $90.00 per slot. In comparison, DIY is 59% less expensive!


This rack DOES NOT come with a PSU. Budget minded switch mode PSU's can be found here.

Here are required items that we do not carry at the store:
Solder, soldering iron and basic small hand tools
Good assembly skills
A decent understanding of schematics and electronic components

***Please note: If you are outside of North America, feel free to contact my colleagues Volker Mayer in Germany and Cemal Ozturk in Scotland to see if they have stock! They do not carry my exact CAPI kits but they both have their own versions including the 51x format. kitorder[at]51xAudio[dot]com

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This product bundle contains the following items:
CAPI 511-VPR Carcass Parts» 1 x CAPI 511-VPR Carcass Parts
   19 pieces in stock
  $169.03
CAPI 511_9-11-VPR Back Panel Parts» 1 x CAPI 511_9-11-VPR Back Panel Parts
   19 pieces in stock
  $24.40
CAPI 511_9-11-VPR Filter Parts» 1 x CAPI 511_9-11-VPR Filter Parts
   85 pieces in stock
  $16.00
CAPI 511_1-8-DB25 Back Panel» 1 x CAPI 511_1-8-DB25 Back Panel
   63 pieces in stock
  $20.65
E-Switch SPDT PCB Slide Switch» 10 x E-Switch SPDT PCB Slide Switch
   587 pieces in stock
  $0.58
30 Pin Card Edge Connector» 11 x 30 Pin Card Edge Connector
   515 pieces in stock
  $3.36
5-Pin Male XLR Panel Mount» 1 x 5-Pin Male XLR Panel Mount
   199 pieces in stock
  $6.50
Female XLR Chassis Mount Connector» 3 x Female XLR Chassis Mount Connector
   1032 pieces in stock
  $2.78
Male XLR Chassis Mount Connector» 3 x Male XLR Chassis Mount Connector
   875 pieces in stock
  $2.67
CAPI DB25 Flexible PCB Style 1» 1 x CAPI DB25 Flexible PCB Style 1
   61 pieces in stock
  $5.06
CAPI DB25 Flexible PCB Style 2» 1 x CAPI DB25 Flexible PCB Style 2
   61 pieces in stock
  $5.06
DB25 Straight PC Mount» 2 x DB25 Straight PC Mount
   424 pieces in stock
  $2.00
.100" 24 Position 2 Row Straight Header» 2 x .100" 24 Position 2 Row Straight Header
   422 pieces in stock
  $0.59

Cost of separate items: $310.99

This product was added to our catalog on Friday December 29, 2017.
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