I recently moved into the home my wife and I bought and remodeled. I spent a lot of time designing a space for A/V within our living room. I have a space to mount the flat panel, I have built-in cabinets for my gear, I have conduit runs for several potential sub locations, I ran cat6 for everything, and so on. However, as much as I tried to pre-plan, I wasn't able to come up with a good solution to cool my components in the custom cabinets we had made for them.
The "A/V wall" backs up to my garage, and the initial thought was to have cooling vents into the garage... But there are problems with that. There is now a (mostly permanent) cabinet in the garage right behind the AV cabinets, also, this is a firewall, and opening holes might be dangerous. Actually, my initial design was to have the cabinets go through
the garage for ventilation, and
rear panel access, but yeah, firewall.
I thought about developing some sort of ducting setup; has anyone here heard of or used this approach?
Here are my current components:
- Adcom preamp
- two small 120 watt Rotel monoblocks
- Xbox 360
Here's what will probably end up in the cabinet eventually:
- HT pre-pro
- 5 or 7 channel amp
- Apple TV
- Sonos Play
Here are some pics. Any help is appreciated!
The A/V wall: