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  1. Cooling a "Media Closet"

    Home Theater Systems | Equipment
    I have poked around and could not spot a post that matches my issue so here goes (apologies if I missed it). I have a closet that was part of the original construction and which contains: 1. The cabinet for the security system 2. All voice and data connections (and there are a ton) 3. A...
  2. Gear room and server cabinet cooling

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I have this plan to shove my gear in a server rack, and then under the stairs. I have installed an exhaust fan in the room which will force are through ducting and into another room, it will be controlled with a temperature switch which will kick it on at a set temp(any temp setting...
  3. Reciever cooling

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    K gang I have some box fans that are currently hooked up with 120 vac toggle switch and was wondering is there any inexpensive way of making it thermostatic controlled ie with a thermostat and possibly a temp display . that sits on top of the reliever and turns the fan on at a set temp of say...
  4. Receiver Cooling

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    What's the best way to cool down my receiver? Running an Onkyo tx-nr929 that doesn't like turning it's fans on and tends to operate in the "fry an egg on top of me" range. When it gets that hot, I am already getting HDMI handshake issues. My workaround has been to deploy a 14" oscillating fan...
  5. Onkyo Cooling Thresholds

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Does anyone know how hot is "too hot" for a receiver? My TX-NR929 seems to be going a lot hotter now than it used to. I don't have anything more elaborate than a meat thermometer to test it, so hesitant to guess what temp I'm seeing, but my receiver is now (seemingly since the last firmware...
  6. Customized Low-Noise Processor Cooling

    DIY Audio
    Not really a full-blown DIY project, but I will post it anyway. My media server / speaker EQ machine needs improved processor cooling. The processor type is a Phenom II x4 945. This is a Windows 7 x64 machine with 8 GHz of memory, put together from unused parts. I pulled the existing power...
  7. worth buying a cooling fan for Onkyo 805

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    was wondering if its worth buying a cooling fan for my Onkyo 805 read some reviews about it overheating and if so any recommended fans
  8. HT Cabinet Setup. Wire routeing, Power and Cooling.

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi All, I have a cabinet in my family room that I would like to store my A/V components in. As of right now there is no cooling, no wiring, and no power. I am looking for some recommendations on how I should cool the cabinet and run the wiring. My basement is unfinished so I plan to run the...
  9. Cabinet cooling via Cooler Guys fans

    Home Theater Seating and Accessories
    Well I finally got around to installing the fans I purchased from The Cooler Guys. Note that my TV stand does not have any ventilation holes so until now I was doing everything with the front door open and the receiver was running warm to very warm! Since the instal, I've watched several hours...
  10. Ht equipment cooling advice

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hello fellow HT shackers, I am building a home entertainment center to house my HT equipment and for my LCD to sit on. I want to include fan cooling into the design (computer-type fans exhausting out the back) to keep the electronics cool. Now the hard part to me is how to control the...
  11. SU-X977 Technics amp cooling fan thermally controlled?

    Panasonic / Technics
    Does this kick in at amp start up ( amp cold) or is it thermally activated? I have just been given one and it seems to run OK but there is no voltage being sent to the fan after 20 mins of low level music with speakers connected to B speakers output. ( fault on A speaker output). I didn't want...
  12. Suggestions on cooling

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hey people, finally finished the TV/ my home theatre section of the basement. The one thing that I have noticed is the Onkyo TSX-SR607 and the cable box that sits on top of it gets crazy hot. Is there a DIY way to get them to cool down a bit? I am going to put a 2" inch gap between the two to...
  13. Leveraging Equipment's USB ports for cooling fans

    AV Home Theater
    With all the new AVRs, DVD players, etc., coming out with USB ports. Anyone ever try to use these to power a laptop coolant fan? I figure this would be a nice cheap $10-30 solution mainly for open rack equipment, rather than spending a whole lot more $ (I'm thinking $80 and above/per) for some...
  14. External cooling fan for an Epson 6100?

    Home Theater Projectors
    I have an Epson 6100 Hi-Def PJ and a small HT above my garage. It gets warm in summer so I was thinking of possibly having an external fan help dissipate the heat coming off the PJ, much like I have a fan sitting on top of my Onkyo 705. The challenge is that the Onkyo has grates on top to...
  15. Forced Air cooling for components

    AV Home Theater
    I have been reworking my entertainment center and decided to remove the 1.5 inch fans (4) and replace them with a single larger fan. 120mm (4.7"). The little fans when attached to the back panel of the entertainment center made too much noise. I found this website...
  16. component cooling question

    AV Home Theater
    Hi everyone, was wondering what recommendations you might have as to system cooling. I have recently transformed a closet into an AV rack and as you might suspect, it gets pretty hot in there, so my question is this : what kind of ventilation or fan do you recommend? bathroom ceiling fan...
  17. Question about cooling down procedure for Toshiba??????

    HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    I have a Toshiba DLP 52HM84 and I was wondering about if anybody else owns one and when you turn the tv off does the lamp go into a cool down mode or does the lamp turn off right away. Because my tv when i shut it off the lamp would still be on but go off after a few minutes letting the lamp...
  18. Cooling system

    AV Home Theater
    Here's some pics of some cooling fans I added to my equipment rack over the weekend. I also attached a duct to the front of my projector (covering the exhaust opening) and ran it through the back of the wardrobe into a wardobe in an adjoining room, with a fan mounted in the far end of the duct...