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Stacking of components


We already know the following :-
1. Amps/AVRs should have 3 to 4 inches of open space on top (as well as space on the two sides) for effective ventilation.
2. Disc players dont need much space on top. However, placing a weight on top of the unit can reduce the vibration caused by the spinning disc.

Therefore, does 1+2 mean that AVR on top of the disc player is a good idea ????
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Re: Stacking of components

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As long as the receiver is on a flat, smooth surface, such that the underside grill is not obstructed, and there is plenty of air above the AVR, no problem in keeping AVR above CD. IMO.

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Re: Stacking of components

an amp stacked on a CDP is not a bad idea if you are short of place ( rather than the other way round)
in fact ive seen this setup in 2 listening rooms

of course they both used vibrapods between the CDP and the AMP ( this is not compulsory though especially is amps like the NAD which have pretty good height set offs anyway)
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Re: Stacking of components

Given that modern CD players are not made very strong, and that the space between the drive and the top body is very small, I would hesitate to keep anything on top of a CD/DVD Player. With the weight of a heavy unit such as an AVR, it is quite possible that the top metal bends permanently and brushes against the drive. Why take chances?

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\With the weight of a heavy unit such as an AVR, it is quite possible that the top metal bends permanently and brushes against the drive. Why take chances?
absolutely! venkat - especially when two dis-similar components are used - this likelihood is very very real -

audio components should never be stacked !

that is asking for trouble!
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Re: Stacking of components

aiyyo! My cassette player, ultralight dvdp are kept on top of nad cdp. I can't place the other way round as depth of cdp is more than other two. what to do?
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aiyyo! My cassette player, ultralight dvdp are kept on top of nad cdp. I can't place the other way round as depth of cdp is more than other two. what to do?
hi anm,
get a good rack with a shelf for each component - with each shelf being able to isolate the component from incident energy, and also being able to drain away kinetic energy created by the component - for example - like the one SHAIZADA (a forum member) has.

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Re: Stacking of components

shaizada is a real shaizada. I don't have itna zyada. Pls tell me in 5-10k budget only. And I am seriously looking for one. Something I can shut from all sides and open it only when listening. It may have a shop like shutter to save space when open.
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Re: Stacking of components

@ anm
I wud never stack components ..ever. And disapprove for simple understanding of the money i spend on hifi w.r.t upkeep that i am responsible for the components.

Try CASA ..check out their website.
I was with Malvai today at my home. He saw the rack i have and quite approved of it. I got it for inr 5400 from Casa showroom CP. Its not shuttered thing like u ask though but Heavy solid, piano black pillars with 8mm glass slabs.
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nothing the the refrigerator concept pal!
independent racks for each compo + things are kept cool, dust free...
Cool, dust free ...and with a 'sense of humor' !


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