Stacking components?

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  1. Greg W L

    Greg W L Agent

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    New to this stuff, and trying to plan where to put the new system when I get it. Is it possible/recommended to stack any of the componens on top of each other, or do you need a seperate shelf for each? If you can stack some, which ones?
     
  2. BryanZ

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    It is best to get a separate shelf for each component. The receiver/amp will need around 6 - 8" of head room for heat disapation purposes. I've stacked my Outlaw on top of a Samson S700 amp and haven't had any problems (the amp is on top of an entertainment center). CD players and dvd players you should be able to stack, along with vcrs.
     
  3. John Kotches

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    It isn't ideal, and personally, if I were to stack, I'd go for source components rather than amplifiers and processors, as the sources (as a general rule) run cooler.
    When stacking I'd put the hottest running component at the top of the stack, since the heated air around that component would simply rise into the other components, which isn't what you really want I suspect.....
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    Whatever you do, try not to put anything on top of your receiver. It will heat up the other components and that can often lead to problems, especially with a powerful amp. Open rack if you can vs enclosed with no ventilation. The cooler your gear runs, the happier it will be.
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  5. Howard_S

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    I used to put my cable box converter on top of my cd changer. After three years my cd changer stopped working. It was a major fix. I'm guessing it's due to the heat of the cable box. I now put a towel below my converter as an added bit of insurance.
     

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