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Can someone tell me what is the largest, as well as the most common, height size of new receivers? I'm going to build a flexy stand that will go underneath my TV and need to know what room to leave for a receiver. Most likely, the tallest item will be the center speaker, but I just wanted to make sure.

I've done a few searches on AVS for sizes of receivers, but I couldn't find anything quick and specific enough without going through lots of threads.

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Can't speak for other brands, but Denon AVRs < $2000 are generally 6-7" in height. You'll want at least 3"-4" clearance on top for proper ventilation so the shelf height should be at least 10"-11". If fully enclosed you may also want to consider adding a small USB fan that can exhaust the warm air from a hole in the back of the stand.

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Can someone tell me what is the largest, as well as the most common, height size of new receivers? I'm going to build a flexy stand that will go underneath my TV and need to know what room to leave for a receiver. Most likely, the tallest item will be the center speaker, but I just wanted to make sure.

I've done a few searches on AVS for sizes of receivers, but I couldn't find anything quick and specific enough without going through lots of threads.

Thanks

Hi taolit,

Please be double careful when planning room for your AVR. FYR, here's my experience:

As you can see I also planned room (2.5") for ventilation above my Denon:




But after about 1.5 years the side lamination of the shelf above the Denon started to loosen up although Denons are not notoriously known to be thermal power plants, nonetheless this is what happened on my side:



I also have shelves under the TV for other components; please feel free to visit my setup (link in my sig line) for a quick look-around.


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Hi taolit,

Please be double careful when planning room for your AVR. FYR, here's my experience:

As you can see I also planned room (2.5") for ventilation above my Denon:

But after about 1.5 years the side lamination of the shelf above the Denon started to loosen up although Denons are not notoriously known to be thermal power plants, nonetheless this is what happened on my side:

I also have shelves under the TV for other components; please feel free to visit my setup (link in my sig line) for a quick look-around.


I had my yamaha on a wood coffie table's bottom shelf for 10 years and never seen heat damage let alone anything like that

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Thanks for the size and ventilation heights. I'll check out the links, too. I've decided my flexy stand will be 24 inches tall, with a bottom, middle, and the top for tv. It looks like the receiver and center speaker will go on the same middle shelf (for the 11" height), unless I design the stand with separations in the middle shelf for height variations. I'm going to use the steel rods and nuts idea and cover them with pvc pipe, that way the stand can be very open for ventilation.

Mogorf, that's amazing what that receiver did. I'll definitely keep that in mind, since I am considering using front attachments to the wood.
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Mogorf, that's amazing what that receiver did. I'll definitely keep that in mind, since I am considering using front attachments to the wood.

Actually had nothing to do with the heat from the avrs in the picture. What happened most likely was that the contact cement was not properly applied, or there was dust in that spot. Basically poor workmanship that can be fixed with just a little effort. Definitely not caused by the heat of the avrs.
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Or maybe they just used some sort of adhesive that melts when heated.
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Or maybe they just used some sort of adhesive that melts when heated.

That is usually what is on the cheaper veneers, but the heat from a avrs is not hot enough to cause what is being seen in the picture. If that was the case, the whole strip of veneer or the faces would have become unattached from the shelving.
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