Sorry for the delay on posting the pics of the equipment room.
The room is about 53" x 43". It has a door on the front for direct equipment access and a door on the side to get behind everything. All of the speaker wires route into the theater through the connecting wall at the back and the video cables come in from the ceiling...the room is not accessible from the theater (did not want sound leaking into the house). The interior is just finished drywall and the floor is ceramic tile. The ceiling is slightly lowered since my joist width did not work for the fan I wanted to use.
You'll have to excuse the messy wires visible from the front as I have not finished. My plan is to purchase rack mount face/mounting plates for all equipment that are not rack mounted and build a wood surround to fill in the gaps between the rack edges and the door frame. I'll have to pull everything out to do that so I wanted some time to let things settle and make sure I have it all where I want. I will also mount power poles inside the closet at that time, as I am now plugging in all the wall warts to surge protectors mounted on the sides of the rack. As I noted on my electrical plan, the room is fed by 3 dedicated 20Amp circuits. For the most part, the Amps are on two circuits and everything else is on the remaining. The projector is also connected through the Power Conditioner via a kit similar to this one (Link
The closet is vented to my family room directly. Right now the fan is always on, but I have the parts to change it to an Insteon controlled system that will kick on when the temp gets above 75 degrees and turn off when it comes back down to 72...mainly so that the fan is not on when I am not using the theater. I used a 1.0 Sones Broan fan that is powerful (75cfm), but nearly silent.
I did not take pics of the inside of the room because I do not have the wide angle lens I normally use and it is too messy in there to share. :P I'll post some later in the year when I get the rack finished...probably after I get the PS4 and decide if I am keeping the PS3.
You can ignore the messy TV install in the family room too...I have not gotten the black fabric up around it yet. Been too busy watching movies.
Anyhow, here you go:
The equipment in the rack, from top to bottom is:
- Monoprice 1000VA/500W Power Conditioner and Battery Backup (Link)
- Monster Power Reference Power Conditioner HTS 2500 MKII
- Playstation 3 (Original)
- Home Theater PC (Win7 in an Antec Fusion Pro HTPC Case)
- Onkyo PR-SC5509 Pre-Processor
- 2 x 4U Middle Atlantic Drawers
- AudioControl Savoy G3 7x200Watt (400Watt into 4 Ohms) Amp
- Triad RackAmp 600
- 3 x Triad RackAmp 350
- 2 x Buttkicker BKA-1000N Amp
If anyone has any questions, let me know.
ShanEdited by Shan - 5/31/13 at 8:28pm