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Hey guys.

I own a Yamaha RX-V467 receiver, and it has many many holes on the top for air. however dust then falls directly on the components inside it.

As I dont have a proper Home Theater component shelf (like the ones you put your tv on), this is a major problem.

I was considering buying 4 small rubber separators and gluing a sheat of glass to them, and then gluing them to the receiver. This way it would:

1: Keep dust out
2: Look sexy
3 and this is the problem: Keep airflow going?

My question is: would it be enough airflow?

Thanks in advance!
Edited by dejanribic - 3/20/11 at 1:05pm
post #2 of 5
Some dust would probably be better for it then hindering airflow. Doing what you are saying would also void warranty, if you are so worried about dust and don't care about voiding warranty just unscrew the top off, use some compressed air on it every year or so.


Also dust will still get in unless that sheet of glass is directly on top (which will kill your receiver far faster). Use a flashlight in a dusty room, it goes all directions. Even with a home theater shelf dust gets inside. Dust doesn't just fall straight down.
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Some dust would probably be better for it then hindering airflow. Doing what you are saying would also void warranty, if you are so worried about dust and don't care about voiding warranty just unscrew the top off, use some compressed air on it every year or so.


Also dust will still get in unless that sheet of glass is directly on top (which will kill your receiver far faster). Use a flashlight in a dusty room, it goes all directions. Even with a home theater shelf dust gets inside. Dust doesn't just fall straight down.
Have any other suggestions? I would just like something to have piece of mind!
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Have any other suggestions? I would just like something to have piece of mind!
I wouldn't worry about it, a normal working receiver is not going to overheat if you have the recommended amount of clearance. They usually want around 12 inches of clearance, and I have my sitting with 2 inches of clearance... it has a temp monitor though and still isn't overheat. Dust still gets inside, and I just wipe the top off every month or so.

Dust henders airflow, and most receivers have little to no airflow, it won't affect the lifetime nearly as much as it would a computer.

It would take years for the dust to get caked on the inside to actually cause harm, the receiver is likely to die from other issues before that is the case (or more than likely become outdated). I just wouldn't worry about it.
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Just once every 2-3 years, unscrew the top and vacuum it out. Don't put any glass over the top because the resulting overheating of the AVR will do WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more damage to the circuitry than the dust ever will.....
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