What do You Think? Media Unit inside Alcove

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    Hi,

    I am having an alcove unit built which will house all my AV equipment in.
    Instead of a normal unit, I will be asking my joiner to build me something like the sketch below.
    Both units either side of the chimney breast will be linked to one another in terms of hdmi cabling to the AV receiver and Ethernet. The back of the unit I'll be putting in Airplate cabinet fans to keep the cabinet cool.

    I've also run new cabling (x2 ethernet & x2 HDMI cables x1 optical cable) to my projector which will come up from the base of the new unit through a brush plate.

    Just wondering if anyone has something similar built?
    I was going to put in a speaker plate but not to sure on this as I've heard mixed reviews.
     

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    Here how my little project turned out :)
    Both alcove units have HDMI and ethernet connection which links back to my AV receiver.
    No wires and equipment are on show. Turned out exactly how I wanted it.

    I also installed couple AC infinity cabinet cooling fans inside the cabinets to keep my AV equipment cool.
     

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    Hi which fan have you gone for?
     
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    Thanks for sharing. I’m considering a project like this at the moment.

    Quick question, how deep are the cabinets and what kit do you keep in there?
     
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    Hi,

    I went for the AC infinity S7 double fans in each unit. link below.

    Home Theater Entertainment Center AV Cabinet Cooling Fans

    The cabinets are 450mm deep and I store the following equipment spread across both units;

    Denon AVR X2300
    Panosonic 4k player
    CCTV Receiver
    Apple tv
    Netgear ethernet Switch
    PS4
    WD Cloud external Hard Drive
    Virgin V6 Box

    I still have room to fit more equipment in there if I wanted to.
     

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