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Sound Blocking for Noisy Gear in a Cabinet?
I wasn't sure where to post this, but thought I'd start here.
I recently added some Luma Security cameras and a Luma NVR to my home, as part of an overall home automation project, and the logistics were such that I had to place the NVR in my Theater Room, in a cabinet housing some of my other AV gear. The problem is the NVR's fan is unexpectedly quite noisy, with no apparent means of directly lessening it.
I'm attaching a photo to show it, in the 2nd slot from the top.
I'm thinking of using some type of sound-blocking foam or other material, placed in the front and sides of this slot (leaving the back open) to at least reduce the noise significantly. The unit actually runs quite cool, so I'm not concerned about heat build-up. In fact, given how cool it is, I wonder why they seem to have maxed out the fan!
I've looked at egg-crate type sound insulation, MLV sheets, etc., but I'm not sure what would work best. I would just need to cut pieces to form a "u-shaped" barrier around the device, occupying the full vertical space of the slot.
Any suggestions or ideas?
JVC RS400, Marantz SR7010, Screen Innovations 160" 2.35:1 Screen
Front L/R: Duntech Sovereigns, powered by 2 bridged Adcom GFA-555
Center: Revel C208 powered by Cambridge Audio Azur 851W
Dolby Bed (4): Sony Core SS-CS5, Atmos (4): Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE
Subwoofer: DIY 8' sub with 4 18" SI Drivers, powered by iNuke 6000