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Building a system. I’ve seen the many photos of beautiful systems on open shelving, exposed naked in a dedicated music room.

 

I do not have that luxury. My system will live in a vertical, millwork cabinet. Shelves will offer 2”-3” space around sides and rear of each component. Front is wide open, behind a metal grill. Shelves are adjustable vertically, so I can control spacing above each component. 

 

Power amps: I get it. Special case. They need room to breath. 

 

 

Everything else?

 

Preamps? Transport? DAC? Server? 

 

How much ventilation is necessary? 

 

 

Gratzi! 

 

 

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every unit needs some ventilation (for so-called 'natural' or free convection) - it will be based on the power consumption and the heat tolerance of the devices in the uit

 

do you have any Class A amps?

 

I would accept any advice from Accuphase

 

sorry if that is too general, but it is hard to know exactly, and... Nelson Pass told @miguelito to bias an amp he designed pretty high to get the output transistors up to 50 cC, so there is that too


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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14 hours ago, Temporal_Dissident said:

Building a system. I’ve seen the many photos of beautiful systems on open shelving, exposed naked in a dedicated music room.

 

I do not have that luxury. My system will live in a vertical, millwork cabinet. Shelves will offer 2”-3” space around sides and rear of each component. Front is wide open, behind a metal grill. Shelves are adjustable vertically, so I can control spacing above each component. 

 

Power amps: I get it. Special case. They need room to breath. 

 

 

Everything else?

 

Preamps? Transport? DAC? Server? 

 

How much ventilation is necessary? 

 

 

Gratzi! 

 

 

Many moons ago I had a terrific “Winter Amp”, an Audio Research VS-115 tube amplifier installed in a Mission style rack that I built.  

 

I installed a 2U quad fan unit at the bottom of the shelf above the amp with the temp sensors. When the amp heated up the fans kicked in, whisper quiet and blew the heat forward out of the rack, or in your case a cabinet.  

 

Or, if you don’t mind making openings with your jigsaw you can go with the cabinet fan option. 

 

it worked for me, may work for you.  

 

https://www.rackfans.com/rackfans.html

 

You can use something like an adhesive cable tie mount to install the fans and temp sensor, that way when you remove it there’s no screw holes. Let us know how it works out!

 

 

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Here is @miguelito 's rack:

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=SolidTech’s+Rack+Of+Silence&tbm=shop&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxiffO5vvjAhWYpZ4KHcAzDTEQ_AUIDygD&biw=1539&bih=809&dpr=2.5

 

If $600 is too much I bet you could make for less (but note the non-round uprights - they may affect resonance)


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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51 minutes ago, Ralf11 said:

Here is @miguelito 's rack:

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=SolidTech’s+Rack+Of+Silence&tbm=shop&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxiffO5vvjAhWYpZ4KHcAzDTEQ_AUIDygD&biw=1539&bih=809&dpr=2.5

 

If $600 is too much I bet you could make for less (but note the non-round uprights - they may affect resonance)

This is my rack, and I bought it from these guys:

 

https://www.dynamichomedecor.com/product/Solid-Tech-Rack-of-Silence-4.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-b7qBRDPARIsADVbUbXdraGS7yEs_Ph_8wNPTH7jMpp4jSj6D9bHtkFbuJs7ernkChGboFMaAqjCEALw_wcB

 

I also got a roll of plastic tube bags, filled them with sand and put them in the vertical posts for extra sturdiness and vibration dissipation.


mini+Roon > dCS Rossini DAC + Rossini Master Clock >

Audio Note Kondo Ongaku > Avantgarde Duo Mezzo G2

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