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Sonnet xMac Studio Pro 3U Rack Mount Enclosure PCIe Expansion Studio with Echo III Module

Pro 3U rack-mount enclosure with Thunderbolt to PCIe card expansion system for Mac Studio with Echo III module

Product Description

A Mac Studio delivers phenomenal processing power, outperforming computers multiple times its size and price — it also provide a lot of ports to connect things. But how do you incorporate a Mac Studio into off-the-desk professional workflows? The Sonnet xMac Studio integrates a Mac Studio into a compact rack-mount enclosure with an optional PCIe card expansion module to support diverse audio and video application needs

For many creative professionals, PCIe card expansion for connecting specialty cards to handle audio and video post-production projects is not an option — it’s a necessity! Sonnet designed the xMac Studio for pro workflow flexibility; choose a system configured with a Thunderbolt to PCIe card expansion module that best suits your needs. xMac Studio is also available without a module so you can add one at a later date, or use one of your existing compatible Sonnet expansion modules.


  • Three PCIe 3.0 slots (one x16 plus two x8 slots; supports PCIe 4.0, 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1 PCIe cards)
  • Supports three full-height, full-length PCIe cards
  • Two 40Gbps Thunderbolt ports
  • 400W power supply (with 75W aux power connector)
  • Dual Noctua quiet fans (rated at 17 dbA)
  • Includes power cable, 40Gbps Thunderbolt cable, ThunderLok 3 connector retainer clip, and two adhesive-backed magnets for mounting portable SSDs


xMac Studio is a rugged steel 3U rack-mount enclosure for securing a Mac Studio with optional PCIe card expansion module in a rack, placing the Mac Studio behind a quick and easy to remove front panel. Convenient front panel operation allows you turn Mac Studio on with its own dedicated front power button, connect USB devices through a 4-port USB-A hub, and access the computer’s front ports and SD card slots. When equipped with an Echo III or Echo I PCIe Card Expansion Module, three rear panel locking thumbscrews allow you to easily pull out and access the module and PCIe cards through the front without removing the front panel. The xMac Studio design enables you to connect and disconnect cables without needing to remove the Mac Studio from the enclosure.

An opening on top of xMac Studio ensures hindrance-free wireless signal access. The xMac Studio is designed to allow normal WiFi and Bluetooth wireless operation in most configurations (depending on rack type and position in rack), so you can use wireless devices and iOS device control apps.


xMac Studio secures your Mac Studio without trapping in recirculating hot rack air, supporting its thermal design to keep it as cool in a rack as out on a desk. Ventilation holes on the enclosure’s front panel plus an enclosed chamber beneath the Mac Studio ensures the computer’s ability to draw in cool air through its base, while a completely open back enables it to expel warm air out the back unimpeded.


  • Use high-performance PCIe cards with the Mac Studio
  • 3U rack-mount enclosure with firm rubber cushions securely holds the Mac Studio and Thunderbolt expansion module in place, adding mobility to your workflow
  • Standard mounting holes and included adjustable rack rails enable easy installation into any standard server rack up to 24” deep
  • Supports direct airflow through the enclosure, Mac Studio, and Thunderbolt expansion module to keep them operating as cool in a rack as on a desk, even when the xMac Studio is mounted between two other rack-mounted components
  • Front panel button enables operation of the computer’s rear-mounted power switch; integrated USB-A hub enables connection of four USB peripherals to the Mac Studio
  • No tools required – removable front panel secured with thumbscrews allows easy installation of and access to the Mac Studio. Secured with three thumbscrews on the back, the Thunderbolt expansion module can be removed and reinstalled through the front of the enclosure without removing the front plate
  • Behind a covered opening beneath the computer is a space to place two Thunderbolt or USB SSDs (sold separately); two included adhesive-backed magnets secure them in place.
  • Open slot and port access provides access to the computer’s SD card slot and front and back panel ports, enabling you to connect and disconnect cables easily

Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents xMac Studio enclosure, Echo III Module, power cable, 6-pin auxiliary power cable, Thunderbolt cable, ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt connector retainer clip, extension rails, two adhesive-backed magnets, and documentation
Unit Weight 21 lb
Chassis 19-inch Rack-mount

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