Mounting AVR under desktop. - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By mattztt
  • 1 Post By darknite9099
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 05-16-2019, 10:06 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Osirus23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 214 Post(s)
Liked: 442
Mounting AVR under desktop.

I would like to mount my AVR underneath a desktop so that It's accessible while seated at the desk but out of the way. Anyone know of any mounting brackets or other hardware that is suitable for this?
Osirus23 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 05-16-2019, 12:09 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 296
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 157 Post(s)
Liked: 163
trick question, there are many ways to get the AVR under your desk. How permanent is the installation? How much money do you want to spend? What is your proposed budget? What kind of desk? Got pics? What AVR, how much does it weigh?

No matter how you mount it, make sure it has room above it and to the sides for airflow, and a place to actually vent the warm air. That might mean taking a backing panel off of the desk and adding a computer fan or two.

The easiest solution is to put a small table or stand under the desk, the down side is it would eat up leg room.

If you could also build a small shelf/bracket that would screw into the bottom of the desktop.
darknite9099 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 05-16-2019, 02:53 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Osirus23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 214 Post(s)
Liked: 442
Quote:
Originally Posted by darknite9099 View Post
trick question, there are many ways to get the AVR under your desk. How permanent is the installation? How much money do you want to spend? What is your proposed budget? What kind of desk? Got pics? What AVR, how much does it weigh?

No matter how you mount it, make sure it has room above it and to the sides for airflow, and a place to actually vent the warm air. That might mean taking a backing panel off of the desk and adding a computer fan or two.

The easiest solution is to put a small table or stand under the desk, the down side is it would eat up leg room.

If you could also build a small shelf/bracket that would screw into the bottom of the desktop.
Building a shelf that attaches to the bottom of the desktop might be a good direction. I want to keep the space under it open, and will make sure there's about 2" between the top of the AVR and the desktop. It's an Onkyo TX-NR787.
Osirus23 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 Old 05-16-2019, 02:58 PM
Advanced Member
 
mattztt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Provo, UT
Posts: 633
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 356 Post(s)
Liked: 355
Under-desk computer shelf?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KY6R634

Not necessarily that specific one - it's on the small side.
darknite9099 likes this.
mattztt is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 05-16-2019, 03:21 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 296
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 157 Post(s)
Liked: 163
Mattztt's solution is something like I was thinking, except mine was DiY from wood.

The Onkyo TX-NR787 is 17.1" Wide x 6.8" High x 14.9" Deep, so Mattztt is right, what is linked is a little small.

It looks ike the largest Undermount in the Oeveo series is 16" wide
darknite9099 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 05-16-2019, 04:40 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Osirus23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 214 Post(s)
Liked: 442
Any reason it couldn't be mounted sideways? Would free up a lot of room.
Osirus23 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 05-16-2019, 10:53 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 296
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 157 Post(s)
Liked: 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by Osirus23 View Post
Any reason it couldn't be mounted sideways? Would free up a lot of room.
Don't know what that would do for the heat dissipation. SFF computers are designed to be either horizontally or vertically oriented, the fans and airflow go from front to back. Most (all?) AVRs are designed to vent the majority of the heat through the top and horizontal is the default.
darknite9099 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 05-17-2019, 06:13 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 296
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 157 Post(s)
Liked: 163
Here is an under the desk/on the floor AVR shelf I built. It serves double duty as a printer stand.
Something like this could be attached to the underside of the desk top.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Under Desk Amp.jpg
Views:	10
Size:	1.12 MB
ID:	2567900  
Osirus23 likes this.

Last edited by darknite9099; 05-17-2019 at 06:14 AM. Reason: Added details
darknite9099 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off