Hi all....new guy here. Well not really new, I've been lurking here for probably more than a year. This is just my first post. Over that year I've gotten lots and lots of great information to help me towards upgrading my 25 year old audio equipment and bring me into the 21st century. Here's my set up:
Def Tech ProMonitor 800 (4)
Def Tech ProCenter 1000
Def Tech ProSub 1000
Assassin HTPC Elite , Win7 64 with Hauppauge WinTV HV-2250 Tuner/PVR
Sony Bravia KDL-46Z4100 LCD TV
Sony BDP-S570 Blue Ray player
JVC HR-J692U Video Cassette Player (Yes I still use it)
Logitec Harmony 900 remote
I have been putting this system together for the past couple months. I think I finally got it to where I want it (including 3 - 4 days figuring out how to program the Harmony). Every thing sounds great and I really love the Harmony remote. Definitely made living with my wife much easier.
Now after that long winded intro, on to my question. Due to size limitations in my living room I have put all the equipment into one AV cabinet. I chose this cabinet, BDI Novia 8426
(sorry can't post links yet), for the ability to hide the subwoofer in the cabinet. I stuck the Marantz on the upper shelf behind the drop down door that has a speaker cloth insert (my center channel is mounted on the wall above the TV). I know Marantz recommends you not do this because of heat build up but I really like the clean look of the installation by having everything in the cabinet. I want to put a Cooler Guys Cabcool 802U Dual 80mm
fan set up in the back of the cabinet to draw out the heat. This unit is USB powered and I was wondering if anybody can tell me if the USB port on the front of the receiver will power the fans? At this point I really don't plan on using the USB for anything so I thought I would use it for this. I know I could power it from the HTPC but the PC is usually on 24/7 and I just want the fans to run when the receiver is on.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.