Future Retro Orb Installation Instructions User Manual
Futureretro, Orb rackmount installation instructions
ORB RACKMOUNT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
This document describes the procedure for installing 3 Orb sequencers within a standard 19” rack enclosure.
Enclosed in your Orb rackmount kit you should find 2 rack ears, 2 unit rails, and 12 Phillips screws.
The first step to installing the rack kit is to remove the existing desktop side panels on each of the 3 Orb units.
Simply remove the 2 black Phillips screws holding each side panel on the unit. Keep these screws, as we will use
them later on.
Next, remove the 2 black Phillips screws located on the bottom rear of each Orb unit.
Set the 3 Orb units on their back surface (each unit side by side) so you have easy access to these screw
locations. Take one of the unit rails and align the holes in the rail to the screw hole locations on the Orb. Notice
the unit rail is “L”-shaped, and you want the flat portion of the rail without holes pointing away from the bottom of
the unit and closest to the back edge of the unit. Now you can install 6 of the 12 Phillips screws securing the rail
to the unit. It’s best if you start with mounting the middle unit first, then mounting the 2 outer units. Make sure the
units are mounted evenly.
Next remove the 2 black Phillips screws located at the bottom front of each Orb unit.
Take the remaining unit rail and align it with these screw hole locations on the Orb. Again the flat portion of the rail
without holes should point away from the bottom of the unit and be closest to the front edge of the unit. Now
install the remaining 6 Phillips screws securing the rail to the unit. Once the units are evenly aligned, be sure to
tighten all 12 screws securing the rails to the unit.
Finally you’re ready to install the rack ears on the two outer Orb units. Align the rack ears so the small portion with
holes faces towards the front of the unit. Use 2 of the Phillips screws you removed earlier from the desktop
pieces, and install them so the rack ears are fastened to the sides of the two outermost Orb units.
When you are complete, your units should look like the images below (front and back view). Be sure to keep all
remaining screws and end pieces in case you wish to convert the Orb units back to desktop versions in the future.