One thing that hasn't been mentioned is cooling. Make sure you have a way to exhaust whatever enclosure houses your components. Even if you have them stored remotely, be sure they can breath. A/V receivers and satellite receivers put off a lot of heat. Don't get me started on Playstation 3s. I have two a/c powered fans on an IR plug that is turned on and off with my Logitech Harmony remote. I also have a component fan that pulls the hot air right off the A/V receiver and feeds it to the exhaust fans. They are all quiet and I don't doubt that they have extended the life of my components.
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To me, this forum is about love of inboard boats. It is about the sharing of information and, on a good day, some humor. It is not about post count, brand of boat, or any other superfluous labels that lend themselves to a false sense of superiority. Please, respect one another, try to pass on accurate information, and keep your eye on the ball.