HiFi/HT-stand building question...

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  1. Belgarath

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    I am going to build a hifi/HT-stand and have finished the AutoCad plans for it.
    It is based on this model by Spectral:
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    My question before I start cutting the legs is, how much room should I leave above each component, especially my Sony STR VA-555ES receiver for adequate cooling?
    Belgarath
     
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    When I made my flexy-rack I made all shelves the same. measure my biggest component and added 3".
     
  3. Belgarath

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    Hhmm, ok 3".

    In my original AutoCAD drawing I enticipated 1" extra for each component.
    So I guess that will not be enough...

    Belgarath
     
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    I was just afraid of the heat from the receivers and amps. I wanted to give them more air to breath. Your dvd player and stuff would be fine with 1", but i also found it easier to make all the sehlves the same height so I could swtich things around in the future.

    If you have CAD you can e-mail me your drawing, I have CAD as well.
     
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    Belgarath,

    The manual for my Denon 1602 suggested 1.5" on top, left and right.

    There's probably a similar statement in the manual for your receiver.


    Chris
     
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    Should be in the user's manual.

    If not, let the components run for a while and feel the top, if it's really warm, 2-3". Just plain warm, 1-2". Hardly noticeable, 1".
     
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    Excellent, I decided to change the AutoCad plan to incorporate 1.5" for each component.
    If I find it's not enough cooling for the Receiver, I can very easily make the gap bigger.

    Cheers, Belgarath
     
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    If you wouldn't mind, I would like to see your AutoCAD drawings too. I've been meaning to build something like this, but wasn't sure where to begin. Thanks in advance!
    Feel free to send the files to [email protected]
     

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