too close to heat?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Greg Szczyrbak, Mar 24, 2002.

  1. Greg Szczyrbak

    Greg Szczyrbak Auditioning

    Feb 25, 2002
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    This is a pic of the room that I will use for Home Theater (non dedicated). Just to the right of the brick is where I intend to set up everything. On that brick is a coal stove. Do you think I'm gonna have problems being so close to a heat source like that?
    BTW, I move in This Friday.
  2. Brandon B

    Brandon B Second Unit

    Mar 23, 2001
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    Seems like that will pretty close to a strong radiant heat source to be putting a speaker. I would worry some about the effects on the speaker cabinet and drivers. Components would be less affected IMO if they aren't on at the time.

    Any chance of putting up some kind of sheet metal heat shield when the thing is burning (very low WAF I'd guess)?

    I had a similar room, until my wife gave me the OK to rip out the fireplace insert and turn the recess in the wall into an AV equipment closet.

    I would say fire up the heater and then sit where the closest piece of your equipment will be with your shirt off for about 15 minutes. If it''s not too warm to make you uncomfortable, it probably won't bother your gear.


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