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Anyone use an IsoRaxx cabinet to stifle their computer?
Old 30th January 2003
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Anyone use an IsoRaxx cabinet to stifle their computer?

I have to live with my DAW machine in the same room for right now. I've tried
everything to shut it up, but it's still annoying.

Thinkin' about just going ahead and biting the bullet and getting an IsoRaxx.

Anyone using one? Would appreciate any thoughts. Are they good, bad, ugly?
Worth the money?
thanks,

Mike
Old 30th January 2003
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Here's a thread where this was recently discussed:

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/showthrea...&threadid=2529
Old 30th January 2003
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Thanks! I missd that thread.
Old 1st February 2003
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I'd be interested on how you get on.

I'm looking at my dual 867 wishing it was quieter. I also need to make in transportable, which means the filghtcase treatment of some sort might do both.
Old 4th February 2003
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I remember reading a review about the iso raxx recently...I think on www.prorec.com. seemed to be pretty favorable if I recall.
Old 4th February 2003
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Skip the Iso-Raxx and go straight for the real thing: the Iso-Box from Sound Construction & Supply in Nashville. The Iso-Box is better in so many ways - like double-glazed real glass sealed window in the door (vs. single sheet of plexi held with plastic toggles in the IsoRaxx) , dang near silent ventilation fans (Iso-Raxx fans were LOUDER than the equipment I was putting in the rack...) heavy duty hardware (Iso-Raxx cheap pressed metal stuff causes the rear door to sag open, even when locked) and just all around better materials, construction and quality control. I have both in my studio - the Iso-Raxx is a very ugly end table; the Iso-Box is a very nice isolation rack.

Scott
Old 4th February 2003
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I'll second that suggestion. They even have a cool Web site.
Old 4th February 2003
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Yikes! These things cost more than both my studio computers do together!

Hmmmm....

Maybe I've just found a use for that old refrigerator out in the garage!rollz

...a few modifications....and maybe I can leave the keg tap in there.....
Old 4th February 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tubelover
I'll second that suggestion. They even have a cool Web site.
AND they make an ISO Box flight case!
Old 4th February 2003
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this an isobox I once made for myself.
Still works great after 6 years.

see the pics
Old 4th February 2003
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Old 4th February 2003
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Old 4th February 2003
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Andre,

Do you have a section of how this thing is constructed. I'm getting ready to whip out the Diablo blade on the tablesaw but would love to see a drawing before i do it...

Thanks
Old 5th February 2003
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I took the dimensions of the "real" isobox, not the isoraxx ( not deep enough to house a G4 + digiconnectors, scsci etc IMO)
I made the inner box from 2 inch MDF. outer shell is just decorative, but helps to isolate too.
I even build in a temperature alarm.
I did a lot of experimentation for the noise trap that houses the 2 big fans.
It's kinda build like a 2 way bassreflex speaker cabinet.
total price of the box +/- 400 USD, took me about a week to brainstorm and a day to make :-).
Old 5th February 2003
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Andre your isobox looks great.

I'm curious who makes the temperature sensing microprocessor to run the fan ?
Old 6th February 2003
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if your handy, look at the schematic. dirt cheap to build.
Temperature meter. (radio shack, ......)
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Old 6th February 2003
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More info on the box plz. I am keen on building something similar.

How did you handle cable connections on the back of the boxes?

What's MDF?
Old 6th February 2003
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MDF... Medium density fiberboard. It's what a lot of cabinets are made of. 2" thick is hard to come by unless you deal with a specialty cabinet shop. It does glue up quite nicely and has a quite a bit of Mass for isolation...
Old 6th February 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by andre tchmil

I did a lot of experimentation for the noise trap that houses the 2 big fans.
It's kinda build like a 2 way bassreflex speaker cabinet.
please explain.

thx!
Old 6th February 2003
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I'd like to see a cross section drawing of it... Pleeeeeeeeze!
Old 7th February 2003
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Here you go again.
There is plenty of info on the web regarding this issue.
Now back to work ( still not feb. 14th) :-))
Old 7th February 2003
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oops
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Old 7th February 2003
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Andre, great pics and work.
Old 8th February 2003
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I'll second what Jay said - great work. If you don't mind me asking how did you deal with all the cable routing without messing up the cooling or compromise it's ability to isolate the noise?? Thanks!

Tony
Old 8th February 2003
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You can buy commercialy available cable passes like they use in office furniture. I went a few steps further and covered the hole on the inside of the box with some brush strips. on the outside I glued a piece of rubber strip with some smaller holes in it. Good luck.
For the fan box. It is important to cover the inside with dampening material (carpet...)
btw, total cost of material was around 200 usd, not 400 heh .
Old 2nd March 2003
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how is it going with the construction, guys ?
anymore help needed ?
Old 3rd March 2003
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I've made the cuts and will be putting it together once i get some time to sleep. Thanks for the tips...
Old 3rd March 2003
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One thing more I invented myself (hope so, LOL) is to mount the Fans in an elastic suspension, instead of mounting it to the case .
If you want I can send you a picture.
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