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Have a closet containing my gear. It is about 10' Tall by 5' x 4'. There is a 4" vent to the ceiling. The room gets to be about 92 degrees or more and I would like to cool it to below 80 degrees. I am looking for QUIET recommendations as it sits at the rear of my media room.

I was considering products from Active Thermal Management, but don't believe they will draw enough airflow.

I am now considering a Mini-Split - don't figure I need one about 8,500 - 9,000 btu, but need something REALLY quiet.

Does anyone have any recommendations, experience, suggestions. I figure a budget in the $2,000 range with having the unit installed.

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I am now considering a Mini-Split - don't figure I need one about 8,500 - 9,000 btu, but need something REALLY quiet.

Does anyone have any recommendations, experience, suggestions. I figure a budget in the $2,000 range with having the unit installed.

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I had a Fujitsu M/S installed in my outbuilding listening room a few years back and, in "Quiet" mode, it's spec'd @ 21dB, which may or may not be quiet enough for you.  $2K seems light; Though I obtained multiple quotes, it cost me ~$3,200, installed.

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How well did it cool at the low setting???

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Quite well, actually.  You'll need to match unit BTU to room size, of course.

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I use a 1 ton (10000 BTU) in my equipment room (4X8X8) Quieter than my projector. Been steady for 7 years.
Enviroair. $3000 is about right

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Didn't read your whole post.

I went through your same scenario and have a 6" quiet exhaust fan installed in my equipment room. My room gets over 90 degrees as well. Despite the fan being quiet, it wasn't quiet enough for movies. SO, I keep the thermostat on that set to 90 degrees in case of a minisplit failure.

Remember the old adage, " the poor man pays twice'. Your set up and room size are identical to mine and the exhaust fan was a loser. The mini-split I have (1 ton) is almost imperceptible and cools the room to whatever I set it to (76 degrees). It's a no brainer in that it will do the job.

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You do know there is an outside condenser/heat pump unit, correct? They always advertise the in room unit, but there is the loud ugly part that needs to go outside. 

Ugly, sure.  Loud, not so much.  My Fujitsu condensor is incredibly quiet and I'd be surprised if the Mitsubishi were much different.

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