Originally Posted by 4DHD
That is what I like about the stand I built, NO heat build up.
4 painted all threads, nuts, washers, pads, and tempered glass shelves open on all 4 sides. And the best feature, all the shelves' elevations are totally adjustable to any vertical spacing needed.
I have the HCA2205A on the bottom shelf, then the HK AVR on the next shelf, both with plenty of vertical space above them.
The 3rd self up has the P7 and Denon multi-disc player. 4th shelf has the Citation 19 stereo power amp. And the Marantz TT on the top shelf.
I've been using a Parasound A51 Halo for a few years now. Really love these amps. Only thing, they are very long in depth. Can be frustrating finding that just-right size rack yielding enough depth to allow for proper rear clearance for cable/wiring.
I've used a BDI brand, "Axis" model rack- open design style. BDI manufactures very nice furniture. Real laminated wood front & rear facade, integrated within a steel tubular frame construction. Tempered glass shelves. A serious piece of furniture.
I was hoping this rack would house the A51 on the bottom-shelf but it was slightly short on clearance. The rear heat-sink mass was pretty much making contact with the rear wood panel, practically no room for cable's. The front panel of the A51 would nearly protrude beyond the front wood panel face plane, did'nt look right.
Consequently I was forced to position on very top rack. You know it really works nice up there. Completely open to air. While the top glass shelf can get pretty warm, due to components being positioned below, the "open" design provides optimum movement of air.
My system is undergoing changes as I speak, new set of components being installed. Will update images in the coming weeks