Not many of y'all know that I lost the house my dad and I live in to a tree during the storms in January. My bedroom stereo survived except for my Pioneer PL-530 record player and one KLH 22A speaker, although the drivers and crossover did survive. I remounted the speakers in a pair of Auvio 3 way 8" speaker boxes and they sound great once again. As work is coming to a close on the trailer we got I am starting to think about how I can arrange my stereo system as I will have a whole bedroom for it now given there is extra space off the kitchen for his office. I'll try and get some pictures tomorrow of the room. The closet has a built in wire shelf and I tested it yesterday by putting most of my 162 pounds on it and the shelf held up fine. I have this equipment. McIntosh C-24 preamp Lafayette LA-375 amplifier with external power transformer in a box. Custom built 70Hz 24 db/octave two way active crossover in ammo box. AKAI EIE USB sound card with its own power supply. Yamaha YBA-11 bluetooth receiver with FiiO D03K DAC. BASH 500 watt plate amp. Some sort of tube FM tuner which for now will be a Magnavox CR-192, although I could get the Scott LT-110 working again and use it provided it pulls in the stations just as good as the Magnavox does. Ampex 520 MPX decoder if a stereo tuner is not used. Which will all go on the shelf. AKAI GX-255 reel to reel Sansui SR-2050C record player I got for cost of shipping. Which I am thinking of setting on TV trays in the closet. RCA 45 player modded for stereo. Which I gotta find a place for. A pair of KLH 22A speakers 1 Bucket sub Which will be at the front of the room. Also have an RCA K-80 console I will be moving in there as well to free up some space in my 12' X 12' building with the console going between the two speakers. I plan on using my laptop in the room as well. Will post some pictures of the room tomorrow hopefully. Now some questions. How long of a USB cable can I use to go from the laptop to the sound card without affecting the data? Is there any way I can mod the C-24 preamp so it's volume control can be controlled remotely or is there a relatively inexpensive external remote volume control of at least 100K impedance that can handle a maximum signal level of 10Vrms. Reason for that is so I don't have to get up every time I need to change the volume. How should I go about supplying power? Would it be better to use a good quality power strip or should I use a several gang outlet box and install outlets with one having a switch on it to control everything? The closet is rather shallow, but everything should fit good. Concerning the RCA 45 player I'm pretty sure I won't have enough space to put it on its own TV tray so I may try to install a shelf above the Sansui record player and put it on that. Thankfully the McIntosh has two magnetic phono inputs. The idea to all of this is to keep as much of the system as hidden as possible. Also what kind of storage solution could I use for my record collection and reel to reel tapes? I plan on taking the necessary cables and running them over to the wall right by the closet door then down to the floor and run along the wall to the speakers which will look better and not be in the way of anyone accessing the water heater which is accessed through that closet. I may also install some C9 Christmas lights in the room and need advice on how to secure the lights near the ceiling without any holes if at all possible. If not possible then I can use some small screw in hooks as there's a strip where the top of the wall meets the ceiling that I can screw them into. The power plug for the lights will be connected to the power strip in the closet and I will use a variac to control their brightness which will make it look better with less wires showing.