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I am at a slight impass as I cannot deal with the noise of my in-room equipment rack. Right now I have 2 120mm fans in the cabinet (one pushing and one pulling) I was going to vent it into the next room because it is the gym area and sound isolation was not as big of a concern. Is there a way that I soften the volume of these fans? My other idea is to use a 4" or 5" or 6" in-duct fan to draw air through the cabinet. I would run a minimum of 10 feet with as many bends as possible and just vent into the gym. I have plenty of room as the theater was framed with a 2x4 wall on the inside and a 2x6 wall on the outside. I would rather not rip up the adjoining gym wall if I do not have to. There is so much sound junk in there......fiberglass.....rubber....3 layers of drywall....etc.... However, if people here think that the sound would not be very intrusive inside the theater.....it will be done right away. Included some pics for reference.... Lastly the gym is also a split level away......below the chair rail in the theater (wall next to the gym) is just concrete and dirt. Oh these fans are suppose to be only 27 DB......hahah....I have an echo box!