From: Daniel Worley <dan@e...>
Date: Fri Jan 21, 2000 9:30 am
Subject: Soundproof Cabinet
Hello, acoustics list members,
I hope I'm on topic with your list. I would like to buy or have built a
4-bay (19" bays), 33"-high, soundproof, equipment cabinet. I'm not a
builder (heck, I can barely spread peanut butter), so I need to get
someone experienced I could pay to build it, or find a company that
already makes something close to what I need.
I have no closet space and I run a digital studio. The fan noise to all
this gear is driving me nuts. I've looked into some of the stuff that's
on the prosumer market, i.e., IsoBox--it's not what I want. I see
pictures of these beautiful cabinets in recording studio magazines, but
I can't find any information on who makes them.
I said soundproof, but maybe I don't need--or can't get--it completely
soundproof. I want it closed off and vented to either the basement or
outside. It would be nice if it had glass doors in front, and, of
course, I need some way to get to the cabling.
The whole thing has me stumped so I was hoping you guys could give me
some ideas or point me in the right direction. I realize I will have to
buy keyboard and monitor extensions, that's not a problem.
Here's a list of some of the stuff I would like to stick in this thing.
Mackie d8b CPU
Sony DSR-80 DVCAM VTR (sounds like a jet taking off)
Mac G3 and 9600 (why did I buy towers? these could be a problem)
Various hard drives for A/V
CDR-RW (I can't believe how loud this thing is)
That's it for the major noise producers. The samplers and stuff can't go
in there; I don't need them on all the time anyway.
One thing I'm worried about is vibrations and resonsance with all this
stuff in one cabinet.
If you can help, that would be great.