Originally Posted by Liquid$team
"Hang in here with me buddy you asked so I'm willing to do my best at completely answering your questions/comments."
Now that line had me laughing. I ask because I have a similar set up with my mini split being next to a staircase and the fan is noticeable when running. So the longer the AC has to run to longer I have to hear the fan. Of course it keeps the room cold no problem. Ive got 6 other fans blowing (various equipment cooling) at times so my theater is NEVER dead quiet but every little bit help ya know. I've thought about moving it just had to many other things going on to get it done.
Also your black paint job has inspired my to paint a bunch of glossy white trim I have in the theater right now. Another thing I should have done years ago but anyway thx for the inspiration.
In my case I have Twin-Fans over both the Classe' amps in the component area.
Oh I also have two more sets of twin fans pulling HEAT away from the stacked components in the same area.
All the way at the top of that stacked components there is the fan that is blowing HEAT out the front.
All the fans are variable speed according to the HEAT generated they will ramp up & down.
There is also recently the addition of the Wall-Variable-Speed Fan pulling the cooled air into the Component area.
I did recently reinstall the Black-Velvet-Curtain to the Front of the Component Area.
I was actually a little SURPRISED it did and is making things noticeably quieter.
I decided to reinstall it after thinking I might be able to do that now that the Wall-Variable-Speed fan is pulling the cooler air into that area.
Then there is the Samsung Split-Unit and of course it's fans are variable according to the HEAT.
If that's not enough then I have the JVC RS4500 Laser that does produce HEAT and if on High-Laser a lot of HEAT.
And the more HEAT it produces the Higher it's fans run and if they are running on HIGH they can doggone sure be heard.
Even with the Front-Fan-Deflectors installed as I have.
So, in summary .............
The cooler the H/T the less overall noise so I'm keeping it between 73 & 74 degrees.
If I leave the temperature set and don't mess around changing it even the Samsung runs pretty darn quiet.
And the RS4500 fans also stay very-very quiet even if I watch HDR or 4K Ultra HDR which automatically puts the RS4500 on High-Laser.
And if the H/T is not kept pretty darn cool then the RS4500 will Definitely RAMP-UP it's fans to Turbo-Mode which is noticeable for sure.
I'm on this site daily reading and have seen where there are members that any noise to them is Unacceptable !!!
I Do-Not fall into that group at all.
I don't listen to my H/T system in a low volume so some noise to me is just not a big deal.
To take the above ^^^ further, I don't hear the fans is what I'm saying while actually listening the the system at normal listening levels.
Sometimes I do adjust the H/T temperature up to warm-up the room.
If I do that which is no big deal if I'm not watching any HDR or 4K Ultra HDR the RS4500 internal fans still stay on lower speeds.
Where this can (Sometimes) be a concern is me then switching to the HDR & 4K Ultra HDR movies where the H/T is now warmer.
Of course the RS4500 is going to ramp up it's internal fan speeds to stay cool.
That's when I then have to drop the temperature back to the 73-Degrees and Manually set the Samsung's fan speed higher.
It's really just a matter I think of what the owner is willing to except in regards to noise levels.
It's just not all that big a deal to me and I simply adjust things as needed to control the noise level accordingly.
IN THIS HOME THEATER
Up-Dated March 2019
Pre-Amp: Marantz AV8805
Blu-Ray Player: Panasonic UB820 4K Blu-ray player
Roku Ultra 4K Streaming Player
Projector: JVC RS4500 Laser
Screen: Stewart (Firehawk) 1.35 gain 123" 16x9 W/4-Way Remote Masking
Speakers: JM Lab Utopia Mezzo Front, Center Utopia, Side Utopia, Rear Mini Utopia
Subwoofers: 4-Mirage BPS400 sitting on 4 "Auralex Great Gramma" pads
Cables: Transparent TW Plus w/Plus Bricks
Amps: Classe', 2-CA201, 3-CAM350
Power Conditioners: 1-Richard Gray RGPC-1200S, 7-RGPC-400S
Panamax MB1500 Back up Power Unit for JVC RS4500
Cooling: 3-sets of Z-Fans, Cool-Stack I, Suncourt Variable Speed Thru Wall Fan
ATM (Active Thermal Management)
Mid Atlantic: Track 50" rack slide out
Sanus CFR1620 Rack W/Middle Atlantic 4-Post H/D Shelves
Room Acoustic: Acoustic Innovations panels
Seating: Ekornes Stressless Wave