Waiting on my new AVR to come in and did some measurements to see where the best place would be to put It. I bought the Pioneer Elite SC-37 - dimensions are roughly 18.5 x 16 x 7.5. The bottom of my entertainment system is only around 8 inches in height and the shelf above it would not allow enough depth. I know the ice amps are suppose to run cooler but with that little space above the avr would it overheat or run warmer than it should? I have another shelf behind the tv that has ps3 games and bluray movies on it and has a large top platform that I could sit it on. I have always just liked to see my avr whenever I want and this would not be the case if I did it that way.
Would a fan be an option if I left it on the bottom of the entertainment center? If so any suggestions?