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post #1 of 13
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So I need a new audio setup... I'm trying to avoid using a receiver, as that just adds another chunk of equipment in my area, when I don't have a lot of space the way it is.

Then I had an idea! (UH OH!)

I was thinking of building a sub myself anyhow, so what would be the beef with putting the receiver IN the sub enclosure?

Say I built an enclosure with a 12" sub, reinforced well to keep the vibration down, with an enclosed space on top of it for the receiver? Set up a few fans in there to keep it cool.

Front and back would open for access to the buttons and connections. This way, I wouldn't need a new space for the receiver, it won't take up more room than the sub would, and, other than the speakers, my audio is all in one box that would be easier (though much heavier) to relocate.

Do you think the vibrations would damage the receiver?

Any other suggestions?
post #2 of 13
I wouldn't risk damaging a reciever like that. Receivers are built much like computers and are full of microprocessors and connections. You could easily cause something to be damaged internally. You'd have to really isolate and secure the receiver to prevent as much vibrations from hitting it as possible.
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post #3 of 13
Do you know sound acoustics? If not, don't bother tbh.
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Originally Posted by Stupidhatmatt View Post
I wouldn't risk damaging a reciever like that. Receivers are built much like computers and are full of microprocessors and connections. You could easily cause something to be damaged internally. You'd have to really isolate and secure the receiver to prevent as much vibrations from hitting it as possible.
Any other ideas?

I don't have room for much, and can't find a worthwhile desk for a decent price.
post #5 of 13
...Why dont you just place your receiver ontop of your subwoofer box?...essencially the same thing.
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post #6 of 13
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...Why dont you just place your receiver ontop of your subwoofer box?...essencially the same thing.
It would eventually vibrate off, I'd think...
post #7 of 13
if the subwoofer enclosure is solid and properly made with proper internal bracing and to a good standard..then it shouldnt.
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post #8 of 13
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Well, if it's that solid, it shouldn't hurt it to put it in it's own compartment, either. lol
post #9 of 13
Why not build a custom desk? This way you could fit it exactly to your specs... How much are you looking at for a budget? How much space exactly do you have? I wouldn't place a Receiver on top of your subwoofer...
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post #10 of 13
If the sub is heavy and well braced you won't even feel the enclosure move during bass playback.
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