Audio/Video Cabinet

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by tcbmafia, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. tcbmafia

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    does anyone know where I can get a audio/video cabinet for my home theater room with mesh front cabinet covers so you cant see the lights onthe equipment and still use the remote through the mesh. Or is there other types of cabinets I can look at.
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Hmm, that might be a tall order. If your doors have glass wondows, why not just tint them with some ultra-dark 8% limo window film?

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    i get a catalog from audio advisor that if i remember correctly might have something like that. i'd give them a try. www.audioadvisor.com
     
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    You could always find a cabinet you like and do it yourself. Cut out the centers of the doors and stretch some speaker cloth or something similar over the opening and make some trim rings to cover the edges. There are a thousand ways you could do it and make it look good
     
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    Look thru this site,

    I can't post URLs yet, but go to http://www.racksandstands.com.

    I chose this piece, Laurier-Furniture-1462-2290-2291-LP1348.html

    I did see a few, like you mentioned. I bought the one in this URL because I loved how accessible the back of my components will be. This site offers in home set up, (No assembly required) on a few of their pieces. The drawback is it takes 2-3 weeks for delivery.

    Good Luck!!
     
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    Why not just add an IR repeater to a cabinet with solid doors? They're not very expensive.
     
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    Will I have a problem with ventilation?
     
  8. Brian D H

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    Perhaps - but it shouldn't be any worse than a glass door. Obviously you wouldn't want a tight seal on the door - that may be enough by itself. If it isn't, you might need to add some kind of ventilation register (holes) to the side or back of the cabinet and maybe a fan.

    Let's ask: Anyone out there have their equipment in a solid door cabinet with an IR emitter - and what do you do about ventilation?
     
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    I had problems with the receiver heating up the rest of the cabinet. In installed an exhaust fan directly behind it. There was a shelf a few inches above it, so the shelf helped contain the warm air (from the rest of the cabinet), and the fan pulled it out. Basically, any time you enclose heat-generating gear, you will have a heat build-up problem.

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