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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   tcbmafia

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Posted January 12 2007 - 02:58 AM

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 of 9 OFFLINE   Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted January 12 2007 - 06:26 AM

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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#3 of 9 OFFLINE   Brad Russell

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Posted January 13 2007 - 12:13 AM

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

#4 of 9 OFFLINE   RyanTSI

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Posted January 15 2007 - 08:35 AM

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

#5 of 9 OFFLINE   bassman99floyd

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Posted January 16 2007 - 06:06 AM

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.

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#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Brian D H

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Posted January 17 2007 - 05:21 AM

Why not just add an IR repeater to a cabinet with solid doors? They're not very expensive.
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#7 of 9 OFFLINE   tcbmafia

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Posted January 17 2007 - 06:12 AM

Will I have a problem with ventilation?

#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Brian D H

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Posted January 18 2007 - 07:09 AM

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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#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted January 18 2007 - 01:11 PM

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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