Just ordered the Marantz Cinema 40 and I'll have two options for where to place it.
A: Inside our cabinet (door always closed, back completely open). I would purchase an AC Infinity AIRCOM T8 for cooling.
B: On a VTI BL404-01 stand sitting between the cabinet and right speaker (see photo)
Here are some pros/cons I've come up with. Are there any that I'm missing? If this was your setup, what option would you go for an why?
Inside Pros: Since inside, when I move the cabinet to get behind it to clean, will be very easy.
Inside Cons: Cooling fans will add noise. If cooling fails, since AC Infinity right on top of receiver, that could lead to overheating quickly.
Outside Pros: No added complexities of having the cooling system. No issues with heat generation. Easier access to back if I need to clean the receiver itself or re-connect cables.
Outside Cons: Will be more difficult when wanting to clean things with the equipment in the main cabinet (will need to be careful not to move too far away so as to put strain on cables connecting that equipment to the receiver. Not as clean of a look. When sitting on our left-most chair in the room, controlling the receiver via remote may be difficult (since angle would be quite steep).