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Default Air under the amp/raised amps

Let's say i'm building an amp rack where 2 amps will be mounted to a flat peice of wood (probably plywood) in regular horizontal position.

Do i simply screw my amps into the piece of ply or would it make sense (amps breathing) to "raise" amps up a bit so there's some air between bottom of my amps and ply.

I can achive that by glueing 8 little wooden pieces to my ply piece where amp's mouting holes are at this way i raise my amps about 1/8'' and have that 1/8'' of air under my amp
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more important to have airflow above the amp, that's where the heatsinks are
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more important to have airflow above the amp, that's where the heatsinks are
Oh yes, I know that. Reason I'm asking "under the amp" question is that i can easily do it and if there's any possible increase in "better-ness" haha I will do it.
Let's say I do my amp rack and some time later it comes out that I should have raised my amps (for whatever reason) I'll need to re-do entire thing which is not something I look forward to, I'd much rather do everything right the first time around.
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I cut holes in the board I mounted the amps to to allow airflow to the bottom of the amp.

And my amps have fans on the bottom.
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Could you post a few pics for visualization purpose?
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I didn't take any pics of that part, sorry.
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Oh yes, I know that. Reason I'm asking "under the amp" question is that i can easily do it and if there's any possible increase in "better-ness" haha I will do it.
Let's say I do my amp rack and some time later it comes out that I should have raised my amps (for whatever reason) I'll need to re-do entire thing which is not something I look forward to, I'd much rather do everything right the first time around.
Do it. It won't hurt anything and has the possibility of helping. Even if its a tiny bit cooler.
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yeah I'd do it...every bit helps and it would suck to have to go back and do it once everything is in
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You could even use rubber grommets to help with any vibrations along with the small wooden posts.
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My amps have cooling fans as well. Will put up pics when I get home. How big are they? What kind of auto?
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