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Forum topic by WillTheEngineer posted 08-23-2010 04:12 PM 3564 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-23-2010 04:12 PM

Does anyone know of a low dB (decibel) entertainment cabinet fan? I’ve seen a CabCool for ~$30 but don’t know the dB, and Rockler’s $100+ fans. Anyone have any suggestions for a low cost/low dB fan? Like maybe a particular after market computer fan?
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#1 posted 08-23-2010 11:17 PM

Roxkler carries fans for entertainment cabinets,your local electronics computer shop will to. Woodworkers supply has ten fans also. You may also try

Hope this helps

-- mrg

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#2 posted 08-24-2010 02:53 PM

shopgurly & mrg, Thanks! I’ll be setting them up to come on when the receiver turns on. Do you all set the air flow direction to pull air in from the front & blow out the back, or the opposite?
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#3 posted 08-24-2010 03:18 PM

I used one of the fans from Rockler in a computer armoire a few years ago. I set it up to pull air from the cabinet for a couple of different reasons, 1) to increase airflow across the PC and 2) to help remove dust instead of blow dust in. I did notice that the fan is not super quiet, but does not create a lot of noise either. I will recommend that you DO NOT mount the fan to plywood, especially 1/4”. I mounted the fan to the plywood backing and found that it created a lot resonance and vibration the ply. I had to move the fan as the noise was very unsettling.

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#4 posted 08-24-2010 04:00 PM

If you think of air flow from bottom to top instead of front to back, you’ll have convection on your side. A filter on the in port would be helpful if you’re in a dry, dusty climate.
If you want to have fun looking for a fan, there’s this:

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#5 posted 08-24-2010 07:34 PM

Radio Shack or similar store for fans to cool computers?

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