How much ventilation for av receiver?

Discussion in 'AV Stands, Cabinets, Seating & Furniture' started by Hudson123, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Hudson123

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    Right ive almost got my audio system sorted but im now onto an AV rack as currently my pioneer VSX520 is just on top of a chest of drawers which isnt ideal and im looking to protect it from the dust so need something ontop, i also have a panasonic bluray player so will be housing that in it aswell...

    now onto my problem, ive got little in the way of a budget which at the moment is ideally as close to £50 as possible and ive been looking but struggling to find anything as the manual for my AVR says :

    40cm at the top
    10cm at the rear
    20cm at each side

    Thats alot of room for ventilation space, are the manufactures recomendations really conservative? I cant find any AV rack that meets this requirement and ideally the style im looking for is a black glass type with 3 to 4 shelves (may have some other units join my setup at some point).

    So basically do i have to worry about spacing and does anyone have suggestions as to where i can find cheap av racks?

    Only one that has caught my eye a bit is this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jual-JF005-BB-Glass-Hi-Fi-Stand/dp/B002EJ2DR8 but i dont like the idea of having my av receiver on the bottom shelf, seems to far down but a similar design to that is what im after (basic black glass essentially).

    Any help would be appreciated as i need to buy one soon! Thankyou
     
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    I've never really worried about this too much. Since I moved all my AV kit into a cabinet which has doors which shut I bought a 12CM cooling fan (actually meant as a laptop cooler which runs from USB) and mounted it to the back of the cabinet drawing air out. It's super quiet and does the job perfectly.
    It also depends what you have around it creating lots of heat + how hard you drive your amp.
     
  3. SmokeyWeasel

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    I contacted a store that specialises in Bose installations, who recommended to leave 2cms either side of a unit and approx 5cm at the top.

    Most units are 44cm wide, so any cabinet with 48cm width's should be relatively future proof.

    With an open back/front as well, you should no heat concerns whatsoever...
     
  4. mariaatds

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    well i have no idea! but i have 46 cm wide unit.
     
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