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Old 02-23-2012, 01:03 AM
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Default Any shelf or stand ideas??

I have my DAC on top of my C2300 (towel under for protection) and my squeezebox ontop of my DAC. I don't like the idea of the components sitting on top of each other. Without having to get a woodworker to make me a custom shelf, I was wondering if anyone had and cool ideas of something that would magically fit in that space.

Here are the dimensions needed.

19" wide
9" deep
At least 9" high



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Old 02-23-2012, 01:07 AM
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Sperandeo.......I think your best option would be to have a cabinet maker build you a riser to go over your C2300 with a single shelf above it for your DAC. Just leave the Squeezebox sitting on the DAC.


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Old 02-23-2012, 01:14 AM
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Isn't it a bad idea to put a towel covering the ventiliation holes in the top of your preamp. I would think that the preamp, especially a tube preamp, will overheat causing damage to it. I would not even temporarily do that. If I had to put one component directly on top of a heat generating component like a preamp, I would buy quality large feet or make my own square feet out of wood painted black to put under the component that is on top of the preamp. Then you would have air flow. I'd make sure you had at least an inch or two of clearance and get rid of the towel. Just my opinion.
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Isn't it a bad idea to put a towel covering the ventiliation holes in the top of your preamp. I would think that the preamp, especially a tube preamp, will overheat causing damage to it. I would not even temporarily do that. If I had to put one component directly on top of a heat generating component like a preamp, I would buy quality large feet or make my own square feet out of wood painted black to put under the component that is on top of the preamp. Then you would have air flow. I'd make sure you had at least an inch or two of clearance and get rid of the towel. Just my opinion.
+1 on removing the towel ASAP Many good suggestions above to get you some clearance between DAC and C2300.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:18 AM
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Here are ones I considered:

Salamander Designs
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You cant go wrong with any of the Salamander designs. I ended up getting the Berlin for it's looks and flexibility. I have since added an extended active cooling panel and the quality is top notch.

Any other great AV Equipment brands?
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Isn't it a bad idea to put a towel covering the ventiliation holes in the top of your preamp. I would think that the preamp, especially a tube preamp, will overheat causing damage to it. I would not even temporarily do that. If I had to put one component directly on top of a heat generating component like a preamp, I would buy quality large feet or make my own square feet out of wood painted black to put under the component that is on top of the preamp. Then you would have air flow. I'd make sure you had at least an inch or two of clearance and get rid of the towel. Just my opinion.
A good point, however the vents on the 2300 are only on the back couple of inches of the top. I doubt the towel covers the vent. As long as the towel isn't warming up it is probably isn't an issue.
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Isn't it a bad idea to put a towel covering the ventiliation holes in the top of your preamp. I would think that the preamp, especially a tube preamp, will overheat causing damage to it. I would not even temporarily do that. If I had to put one component directly on top of a heat generating component like a preamp, I would buy quality large feet or make my own square feet out of wood painted black to put under the component that is on top of the preamp. Then you would have air flow. I'd make sure you had at least an inch or two of clearance and get rid of the towel. Just my opinion.
The vent holes are NOT being covered by the towel, I made sure of that. I do like the idea of square feet out of wood under the components. Wondering how it will look.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:31 PM
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I could put felt on bottom and top of blocks to protect gear.
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