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djwaudio

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Venting Rack Panels
« on: June 10, 2011, 07:20:03 pm »

Does anyone have a favorite blank 1u venting rack panel?  I've got one (Middle Atlantic) above my Vari-mu, that is fine mesh, but it seems like there is a lot of heat getting trapped. This is in a face-up in the Sterling Modular desk.  Thanks!
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Re: Venting Rack Panels
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011, 07:41:06 pm »

I'm quite fond of the vent panels Avalon offer. I have 4 of them in my current desk and they do a great job of letting heat out. They're not cheap, but they look great. I spoke with Eveanna at Manley a while back about having some made and they seemed to think it was a great idea and even considered doing a larger run of them, but I haven't heard back from them about it in quite some time. I should check in on that again soon.

http://www.avalondesign.com/accessories.html



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Re: Venting Rack Panels
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 09:10:55 pm »

I like the Raxxess "economy" vents.  Super cheap and big vents that let plenty of air through.  No excess heat build up in my rack bays. 

To class things up you could combine them with the Avalons to make a tuxedo pattern   :D
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Re: Venting Rack Panels
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2011, 12:26:52 am »

I still wish I could find these 1/2 units...  They're just like mine (Middle Atlantic, I think) but only half-height for stuff that doesn't get "really" hot.  Never found 'em...  Saw them on a website or two and even the engineers couldn't tell me where they found them ("had 'em in a box of something..."). 

Hey, Adam --- Those are some rather bad-ass new speakers you're sportin' over there...  Congrats on that. 
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Re: Venting Rack Panels
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2011, 05:15:19 am »

I´m using these:
http://www.thomann.de/se/adam_hall_87221vr.htm
Super cheap but they do the job.
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Re: Venting Rack Panels
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2011, 06:17:44 am »

OT, but I'd be interested in any ingenious schemes people have come up with to prevent unvented blanking panels from ringing like a bell.
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Re: Venting Rack Panels
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2011, 11:10:58 am »

OT, but I'd be interested in any ingenious schemes people have come up with to prevent unvented blanking panels from ringing like a bell.

dont screw them in... so instead they rattle.
 :'(
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Re: Venting Rack Panels
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2011, 11:26:34 am »

OT, but I'd be interested in any ingenious schemes people have come up with to prevent unvented blanking panels from ringing like a bell.
Gaff tape.  And screwing them in. 
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Re: Venting Rack Panels
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2011, 12:04:21 pm »

dont screw them in... so instead they rattle.
 :'(

Should help for a phat snare sound, shame it won't anywhere else!
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Re: Venting Rack Panels
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2011, 12:06:46 pm »

Gaff tape.  And screwing them in.

I think that'll be the one, maybe plus some kitchen roll or cloth on a 6U-er I have here.
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Re: Venting Rack Panels
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2011, 04:48:20 pm »

How about no panel at all?
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Re: Venting Rack Panels
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2011, 07:42:59 pm »

OT, but I'd be interested in any ingenious schemes people have come up with to prevent unvented blanking panels from ringing like a bell.

Use 16Ga Aluminum ones that are flanged around the face to provide a good dose of horizontal structural support (and indirectly provide damping!)  ;)

http://www.middleatlantic.com/rackac/panels/bpanels.htm

I actually use one of those 1RU models for Eight 1/4" Headphone Jacks - and even when plugging/unplugging the jacks in the middle of the panel, there is virtually no flex.

Dynamat (or similar) on the rear of a thinner un-flanged panel would also work in a pinch IMO...

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Re: Venting Rack Panels
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2011, 05:44:07 am »

dont screw them in... so instead they rattle.
 :'(


I stick Sorbothane or black rubber car floor mat on the back of solid blank panels. Stops the ringing. Works on vented panels too, 'cept they don't vent anymore!!  ;D

Peter
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Re: Venting Rack Panels
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2011, 01:28:09 pm »

How about no panel at all?


This one.  √



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Re: Venting Rack Panels
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2011, 01:34:42 pm »

Hey, Adam --- Those are some rather bad-ass new speakers you're sportin' over there...  Congrats on that.
Thanks sir, and same to you. 
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