Help me organize my Bell'Oggetti a/v rack...

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  1. Henry Gale

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    This is a separates topic so I picked this forum.
    My stepped style Bell'Oggetti came with 5 shelves, I bought a sixth. Yes, a small fortune.
    Just rearranged the furniture and am installing my new pre/pro and new 7 channel amp.
    There will also be an S-VHS deck, LD player, two DVD players and a turntable.
    Anyway, I was thinking it would make sense to put the pre/pro near the middle of things, hoping that would minimize cable runs. Then the amp over it? Under?
    Or on the top shelf with the handy griddle attachment? [​IMG]
    My TV sits next to this on an antique cabinet and I used to keep a couple of smallish amps in a closed (doored) shelf under it. This new monster amp probably won't fit in there and I want it to get more air than that anyway. Guess I'll start using that area to hold some box sets.
    So, any words of wisdom on stacking order?
     
  2. Eric Hargrove

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    Hi Henry,

    I would put the amp as low in the rack as you can and still be able to connect with the cables you currently have. The amp is most likely one of your heavier components and would be most stable down low. As for your other components, arrange them in a way that is most ergonomically friendly for you.
     
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    True but heat rises basically warming everything else to boot.
    I keep my amp off to the side since there is only a on/off switch
     
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    Yes, but there’s a shelf between it and the other equipment to shield them from the heat.

    Henry, IMO the best way to arrange your gear is to put the pieces you personally interact with – the phono, VCR and DVD player - where they’re easiest to access. I’d make the pieces you use the most the most accessible.

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    All good advice here. Make it a) safe, b) user-friendly, c) workable with current interconnects. Hey, if you gotta buy more cables, you gotta buy more cables.

    I'd put the amp on the bottom.
     
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    Not really, these shelves are thorougly vented, full of holes, sievelike.
     
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    In that case I think I’d get a thick piece of glass cut for it – assuming you want the amp on the bottom, that is...

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     

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