Originally Posted by CfNorENa
Apologies in advance for the potentially idiotic question, but I'm wondering if this piece . . .
. . . will really be able to hold my Roland MKS-70 (which is BIG and HEAVY). I'd really love to move it off of my desk and onto the crossbar of my Z stand, but I have my doubts about the viability of this solution. All of my racked gear has always been on a table top, and resting on other pieces. Do the rackmounts really support a large unit that would be sticking out the end like this?
If you mean about putting heavy racksynth into rack without support beneath... think it will not.
I have found pretty good and safe way to find it out. Grab the racksynth by both hands from the rack ears only and try to hold it horizontally in air, as in the rack shelf. If you start feeling that you can't hold it at all, then it is too heavy for without support. You see, if it's too heavy, then it will bend the rack ears and could even damage the internal electronics.
If you can hold racksynth by rack ears, then there will be no problems. Something like Roland JV-2080 I used to keep without support but heavy analog stuff like MKS-70, I really doubt it could hold it.