Do I need added ventilation?


Active Member
I've been looking for a new cabinet for my TV and AV stuff. I'm probably going for the AVF Buckingham 1100. This is an open fronted (but enclosed back) cabinet and I propose housing:

1. Technics SU-V300M2 amplifier
2. BT Humax DTR-T4000 (500GB) PVR
3. Humax HDR-1100S Freesat PVR (although this may be replaced with the new version soon)
4. BT SmartHub 2 router
5. RPi
6. I may add a cheap blu-ray/DVD (Sony BDPS3700B) if the kids decide they want to watch DVD's again.

It will be situated in a corner so there'll be plenty of space behind it.

My current cabinet which houses 1 to 3 above has an open back but glass doors on the front. Occasionally, I hear the fan on the DTR-T4000 kick in for up to 15-20 minutes at a time. I've never noticed if the Freesat box or SH2 gets hot but I'm a bit concerned that putting the amp in the cabinet is going to cause heat problems. So, I guess my question is, do I need additional ventilation?

I noted another thread on here that mentioned the AC Infinity fans and I'm fairly sure that an S3 would suffice if required at all?

Can anyone advise please?

The latest video from AVForums

Podcast: Panasonic JZ2000 Final Thoughts - TV Calibration: Should you? And More...
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom