|Submited By: M. J. Rivera on 05/03/2010|
Well I ve had this product for a month and finally decided to give it my thumbs up. I was in a unique situation, and turns out this product met my needs perfectly. My entertainment center left the perfect amount of space for my receiver and I had no place to put my rather large center channel speaker. The best place was positioned right on top of the receiver. This wasn t possible because my Onkyo receiver simply runs just too hot to stack anything on top. Not only does this Antec cooler keep the top from getting too hot to the touch like it used to be, but it also acts as a shelf for my center channel speaker. All I had to do was cut out a larger hole in the entertainment center cardboard in the back for the heat to exhaust out of. People complaining about the looks shouldn t do so. It looks quite at home sandwiched in between all my cool gear, in my opinion. And as far as the fan noise is, I can barely hear the hum. My PC is louder than this device and don t really notice those fans.
With all my gaming and movie watching, this is an invaluable addition to my home theater. My only complaint is the price point at the time of my purchase. It should be a bit less for what it is, 2 fans with a rear exhaust, but I don t see anyone else offering this kind of product. In the end, though, it saved me from buying a speaker stand and it keeps my receiver and inner cabinet cool.