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post #1 of 3 Old 08-04-2014, 03:57 AM - Thread Starter
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Installing new rack and need advice on position of equipment

I am in the process of installing a new rack into a new build. The rack is going to be in wall, I have the following equipment.

Crestron cnampx amp
Crestron processor
Crestron bipad8
Crestron pvid
Crestron AAS
Cable box
HTPC

For a dedicated home theatre
AV receiver
7.1 5u Amp

I would love to get some ideas on how you would stack the equipment.

Also, should I use the space at the rear of the rack for network patch panels?

Look forward to hearing some ideas.
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I prefer to put the highest temp items at the bottom of the rack (provided you setup the rack sucking fresh air from the bottom and blowing it out the top). High temp equipment usually is only on for short periods of time (hours and not days) and therefore will benefit from the cooler air at the bottom during those times, but then not affect the higher equipment when it's off.

As for patch panels, I try to keep them out of the rack if at all possible as I find accessing components behind them very difficult.

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Higher temp items are also usually heavier also, a better fit at the bottom of the rack.

Then consider cable types. Amps heavy heat at the bottom then HDMI as there is often overlap to avrs

Next components into the HDMI world.
Then more network based devices.

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