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Old 12-15-2008, 02:02 PM
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How did you make out with your fan?

I purchases a Nutone 100 CFM bathroom fan that was the quietest they sell at less than 1 sone and I can hear it and I hate hearing fans. I'm going to have to try something else. Seemed like such a nice idea.

The Panasonic FV-05VQ3 50cfm fan I got is very quiet (<0.3 sones) and seems to move plenty of air. I haven't installed it yet because I need to keep my theater intact for demos over the holidays. Should be ready by mid January.

The FV-05VK1 might be better, and is only $20 more. It can maintain 50cfm with a longer duct (but higher speed=more noise), or with a short duct it only uses 6 watts (<0.3 sones).

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Updated my rack, simple and contains my projector:

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I like the idea of combining projector and equipment. Do you have any heat issues?

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I can't take a far away enough picture to show the whole thing, but here are some:









I built it with Unistrut and custom-cut pieces of steel, to give it that custom Middle Atlantic look without the Middle Atlantic cost.
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Does MA offer a rack slide that I would be able to slide the rack to the right (sideways), enter a tiny equipment room, slide it back into place blocking the doorway, and then work on the rack from the back?

I have a slightly "oddly shaped" equipment room. It's in a corner and I currently have a cheapo walmart shelf holding my equipment and am debating going to a Mid Atlantic rack.

My room is about 7(w)x4(L)x3-5(h). The ceiling is diagonal, its about 5' at the doorway where you enter, decending to the wall 4' away to be only about 3' high. Current the equipment shelf is on caster, I roll it to the right, get inside the tiny room, then crawl behind the rack and make my mods, and then get back out (yes it is loads of fun).

Also I am out of "shelf" space, thus my preference to replace it with a rack.
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Does MA offer a rack slide that I would be able to slide the rack to the right (sideways), enter a tiny equipment room, slide it back into place blocking the doorway, and then work on the rack from the back?

Just add some wheels to the rack MA sells the wheels. when Compaq was selling racks they all came with wheels.
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I suppose that is the easiest solution huh? My current "shelf" doesn't roll very easy because the closet has carpet. I was worried by the time I got a fully stocked 48" rack it would be so heavy it would barely roll. I should probably just put down some hard surface over the carpet so it can be easily rolled...
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Why not just screw down some steel U track for the wheels. (Unistrut perhaps??) It would give an easy rolling surface and maintain rack alignment?

Any rolling rack would also need some sway bracing, as well as any heavy amplifiers mounted down low.

We need a picture of that av closet!
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Putting the finishing touches on my diy rack; I need to install the smoked plexi in the doors, and subsequently, mount the doors. I'm attaching an initial 'quick' shot.

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Putting the finishing touches on my diy rack; I need to install the smoked plexi in the doors, and subsequently, mount the doors. I'm attaching an initial 'quick' shot.

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Why not just screw down some steel U track for the wheels. (Unistrut perhaps??) It would give an easy rolling surface and maintain rack alignment?

Any rolling rack would also need some sway bracing, as well as any heavy amplifiers mounted down low.

We need a picture of that av closet!

When its finished you can see some pictures of the OUTSIDE - but hopefully no one but me will ever see the inside! LOL

As for Unistrut, good idea but, I think when I attached the wheels (the shelf was originally intended to be temporary) I didn't bother with such silly things as "symmetry".

I am thinking about just attaching some rack rails to the shelf, a bit of extra bracing, one of those clear under-desk rolly-chair mats, and calling it good. Heck, when it's flush with the door, I guess no one but me would know the difference!
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I just moved into my house, so everything is still in progress.....

I have a closet in the corner of the family room that is housing the AV rack, I have no access to the rear so I had to be able to slide the rack out. I was originally going to get some slide rails, but it started to get too complicated so I made a rail system from Uni-strut (I love that stuff) and 2" C channel from HD. I bolted angle to the sides of the rack and added wheels.... works pretty well.

I've been concentrating on the wiring, so the rack isn't populated yet.
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What is photos 402 all about. Is that your DIY power filter/conditioner?
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It's not wall mounted but here's mine.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/vbcla...?do=ad&id=8933
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It's not wall mounted but here's mine.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/vbcla...?do=ad&id=8933

That is over the top. What a place to show off all your hardware. Very cool...
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@ Gpowers

I guess I should have put in a description....!

That is my relay/delay box. When my Marantz turns on, the 12v triggers one of the relays which immediately turns on my crossovers, feedback destroyer, etc. It also starts the timer (the small PCB in the box) so 10 seconds later all the amps get turned on. I based it on my Adcom unit which basically does the same thing, but didn't have the capacity for the extra A500s I will be adding. Each relay switches a 20A circuit.

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I guess I should have put in a description....!

That is my relay/delay box. When my Marantz turns on, the 12v triggers one of the relays which immediately turns on my crossovers, feedback destroyer, etc. It also starts the timer (the small PCB in the box) so 10 seconds later all the amps get turned on. I based it on my Adcom unit which basically does the same thing, but didn't have the capacity for the extra A500s I will be adding. Each relay switches a 20A circuit.


Thanks for clearing that up.
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Wall racks are coming this week for the DVD's and Blurays
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I just finished the closet and loaded up the equipment Wednesday. I haven't had time to route the cables.

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Wow John,
That is amazing...all DIY??
How about some build pics??

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Wow John,
That is amazing...all DIY??
How about some build pics??

Thanks,

I don't have to many build photos.

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Mine is still in progress, I am adding pieces as I can afford them or find them on ebay. at least the theater is up an running and sounding good!

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Not as glamorous as most, but it only cost me about $60 in materials and is very functional.

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My build thread:
The Maple Street Theater
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Where did you get that many big shelf brackets for under $60? (I don't need them for AV, but I need them for my pantry... )
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Where did you get that many big shelf brackets for under $60? (I don't need them for AV, but I need them for my pantry... )

I got all of my stuff at Menards. I think the brackets were about $3.50 a pair and the rails to attach them to were about $8 a piece.

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Let me first state, that this thread is nothing but pure unadulterated rack porn.

I just ordered a pair of Middle Atlantic RRF 12u rack rails (although now I think I should have gotten the 14u rails instead). I am going to be modifying an entertainment center, one of those huge 4 piece ones that takes up and finishes a huge chunk of wall. In my case it is 110 inches wide. well the two towers have at their bases 18 7/8 inch wide doors with plenty of room behind them, so I am going to do two 12 (probably 14..that whole measure twice thing) small racks, built in to the furniture. It is going to require some modifications to fit exact, so I am going to mount two pieces of wood inside the cabinet just slightly wider than the door opening, and mount the rails to that. And for anyone wondering how that would work for a piece of hardware with a face say 1/8" to wide, you simply angle the unit a smidge to clear one side first (works in my mind anyway). That said, the 2 things I have now that are rack mountable are 18 7/8" wide and will fit with pretty much zero gap - in fact I might need to keep a mallet on hand. (oh it will fit)

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Equipment list:

The tv is a 50" Sony A2020 SXRD 1080p

Right Rack:
HD Cable box
PS3 - 60gb
XBox 360 Elite
Yamaha HTR-5960 (short list to upgrade)
Monster Power PRO 3500 (got it for cheap)

Left Rack:
PS3 - 60GB
XBox 360 (black face plate)
Denon, 3808ci
Monster Power HTS 3500 MK2 (got this for cheap too)

Network Gear:

Linksys CM100 Cable Modem
Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n wireless router
HP Procurve 1800 8G 8 port gigabit switch
Apple Airport Express 802.11n bridge for the kitchen -
extends wireless range, and adds a wireless kitchen audio zone for use with
I-Tunes air tunes. Works awesome in my tests.

Current speakers in the main room are Yamaha NS Series, triple 5 fronts, with triple 3 center and triple 4 surrounds. The speakers and receiver are all planned to be upgraded after I get back from Flight Engineering school. My brothers bedroom set up has a 40 inch Samsung 6 series touch of color and JBL Studio-L's and will be run from the left rack, the wires will be run through the wall.

We move in sometime in April around the 20th so pictures will be added.

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Well, I've been waiting a long time to be able to post in this thread... and leave it to me to post on a Friday when there's probably no one looking. But, here is finally is. Comments suggestions welcome! Thanks for all the motivation!


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vdubturbo,

Very nice and clean install.

A couple of things, what's the top unit in your rack aside from a downlight? Also, get rid of the stickers on the Denon
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Well, I've been waiting a long time to be able to post in this thread... and leave it to me to post on a Friday when there's probably no one looking. But, here is finally is. Comments suggestions welcome! Thanks for all the motivation!

Any build pictures? looks like what im trying to do!
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Well, I've been waiting a long time to be able to post in this thread... and leave it to me to post on a Friday when there's probably no one looking. But, here is finally is. Comments suggestions welcome! Thanks for all the motivation!

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