AV9/P7 Ventilation

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    Hopefully a question that someone can answer quickly for me;

    How much ventilation above and each side should I leave for my AV9 and P7?

    Based on the heat the P7 pumps out it should probably be more than the 2cm that it currently has. I'm trying to design a new cabinet and want to make sure I leave enough space for both units.

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    See page 4 of the P7 manual:
    The AV9 is similar (page E-2 of its manual).
     
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    I wonder if a very small fan help for certain applications (I'm thinking mine)...

    The P7 seems to run MUCH warmer than my Yamaha MX-2000, which would hardly ever break a sweat...

    I'm thinking I would like to find one that runs VERY quietly and can clip onto the cabinet. I would use it to extract the hot air away from the unit.

    Are there any specific brand names / models that anyone knows of that might work well?
     
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    Take a look in a computer shop for rack-based cooling fans, as used with blade servers.
     
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    I know that it's recommended to have a decent gap for ventilation, but you'd be surprised how many people stack them. I'd never dream of doing such a thing, but people do. The P7 has built in fans (2 I believe) so if it ever got hot enough for them to kick in, I'd look at increasing the gap. Compared to stacking them I'm sure you will be fine with a 2cm gap.
     
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    Check decibel ratings on fan if you get one of these. Some are as loud as hairdryers kicking out in excess of 50dB, sure there will be quiet ones available.

    If this is the route you're going, you might find the 120mm 'Amber' range fan from Akasa suitable, they're very quiet and offer good performance. you would need to provide power though via a 12v Molex connector.
     

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