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Constructing "Ac cooled rack"
Old 21st July 2005
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Constructing "Ac cooled rack"

I have some gear that I would like to have close to me in the control
room that gets hot.

Has anyone made a Ac cooled rack?

I was thinking of making an rack with a plexi glass door on the front with a rubber seal around it, an intake on the bottom bringing in the cool ac through a filter to stop condensation and make a zig zag baffle outtake on the top of the rack to stop sound from getting out or mimimze.
Then throw in a cable pass box on the back of course.

I'm going to use one of those mini portable ac's and put it outside of the studio
then pipe in the ac through my wall under the rack.

What do you guys think?
Old 21st July 2005
Gear Maniac

U.S robotics make a 1u unit with 9 fans. its very noisy but u don t need to keep it on though... when it starts getting hardcore turn it on and it will cool ur stuff in no time...
Old 21st July 2005
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I'm building a cheapo version of this. Built this console and need to finish the right side with an iso box.

Glass window, weather seals, 2x 120mm silent fans on rheostat (on old computer PSU) and 'modded' 12V car box cooling system

Will let you know when i ever get it finished...

Old 21st July 2005
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very interested about the 'modded' 12V car box cooling system

please let me know how it turns out!
Old 21st July 2005
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jumpnyc's Avatar

Only pro way to do it - acoustilock. Otherwise- build a machine room.
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