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    Good computer sound-absorbing enclosures

    Hey guys -

    I am building a desk in a new house, and am considering an isoraxx or something similar. I saw Bruce's review of it way back when, and was wondering if anyone else had any experience with it, or know of other similiar enclosures out there?

    I would want to place one or two g5's in there, vertical or horizontal, plus a rackmount pc.

    Thanks!!!

    Eric
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    Eric Doggett
    MoonDog Media
    www.moondogmedia.net

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    Re: Good computer sound-absorbing enclosures

    Yep, put the machines in another room and get one of these
    http://www.frontierdesign.com/Products/TranzPort
    That's a couple hundred bucks that will save you thousands...

    - G

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    Re: Good computer sound-absorbing enclosures

    Enclosures like that work well and are very elegant, but there are many other solutions that to me are preferable. I brag about my set-up all the time (sorry for the crappy photos):

    http://homepage.mac.com/virtualinstr...toAlbum10.html

    If you can't put your machines in the next room (the garage in my case), another idea is just to build a closet. That'll give you space for lots of other things as well as the comps. A built-in closet shouldn't cost as much as a computer box, and five years from now when a single laptop is powerful enough to run everything we need, you'll still get value out of your investment.

    Ventilation is an issue, but it's not much of an issue. If the heat gets too much even with fans, there are air conditioners like this:

    http://www.melcor.com/ssair.html#Thr...20Conditioners

    (check out the smallest "thru-mount" ones)

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    Re: Good computer sound-absorbing enclosures

    Are those air conditioners noisy? What about monitors?.. you buy long extentions right?..

    Interesting thread BTW, I've been wondering about that for quit a while and i too end up leaving the door open of my homemade iso box...it's sceary how hot it can get.

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    Re: Good computer sound-absorbing enclosures

    I don't know whether they're noisy, but they're small and hopefully not in the wall going into your studio, so that shouldn't be a problem. The one I was talking about is the small one that runs on 12VDC.

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    Re: Good computer sound-absorbing enclosures

    No doubt. I'm just thinking of all the custom mixer stands and other furniture being sold a couple of years later "for local pickup only." Most of the stuff we buy has such a short lifetime as it is, so if you can avoid that, I think it's a good idea.

    Never mind the single laptop, what happens if you need to add more machines to your rig and they don't fit in the iso-box? That's why I suggest exhausting all the alternatives first. The iso-boxes I've seen are very elegant, but based on a lot of experience, furniture that's modular or adaptable is the best investment.

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    Re: Good computer sound-absorbing enclosures

    Hey guys -

    Thanks for the info! I think the 'other room' option is out, because I would have to run audio/midi cables everywhere. I would have ethernet connections in the other room, but not support for audio/midi.

    Are there other manufacturers besides the isobox/isoraxx? Maybe just 2 g5s!

    Thanks!

    Eric
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    Eric Doggett
    MoonDog Media
    www.moondogmedia.net

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    Re: Good computer sound-absorbing enclosures

    I'm not telling you what to do or saying you shouldn't buy the iso-box, but I do question your reasoning. So what if you have to run cables?

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    Re: Good computer sound-absorbing enclosures

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Doggett
    I would have ethernet connections in the other room, but not support for audio/midi.
    MIDI Over LAN... FX Teleport...

    - G

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    Re: Good computer sound-absorbing enclosures

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamera
    MIDI Over LAN... FX Teleport...

    - G
    oops - should have qualified -- Mac G5's
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    Eric Doggett
    MoonDog Media
    www.moondogmedia.net

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