I'd like to begin planning to move my home theater components from the living room to a small coat closet. The closet is directly behind the viewing area facing the opposite direction.
Within the closet I'd like to place a rack. Wiring in power will not be a problem. AC outlet will be located on the left side. Routing in the AV cables to and from the closet should not be much of a problem.
AV cables and wires will be coming in from an opening on the bottom of the back wall.
What I really need are some general ideas for getting behind the rack for general hookup and wiring. It's tight in there! The rack I am interested in is the MA Slim 5 series.
The questions I have for now:
Will it be more a matter of having enough slack in the wires and cables for when I pull out the rack that I'll have enough room to get back there when I pull out the rack?
Will it be better to have the rack on casters or on rails for sliding out?
As of now, the plan is for the rack to be an open rack (no side panels), and to vent the closet to the outside room with small DC fans.
All ideas are welcome as this is the very early idea phase.
AV Receiver: OnkyoTX-NR709
Cable Box: Cisco 8742HDC
Power Amp: Emotiva XPA-2 (Is there enough closet and rack depth for this beast?)
Game Console: XBox One
Media Player: Oppo BDP-103
Critical closet dimensions:
Depth: 23" (from back wall to inside of door frame); 27" (from back wall to inside of door)