TuneUp Media Loves Soundproof Server Cabinet

UCoustic 24u soundproof server cabinet
UCoustic Soundproof Server Cabinet removes 28.5dBa noise.

THE PROBLEM in TuneUp Media’s Own Words

“I forget how noisy my office used to be, filled as it was with the white noise hum of 15 rack units’ worth of switches, firewall, servers, 4-node NAS and UPS.  I forget, that is, until I opened the front and back doors to the Ucoustic 9210 Soundproof Server Cabinet during a routine server maintenance window.

THE SETTING: OPEN WAREHOUSE

My office is in an open, warehouse-style building with 20-foot ceilings, made to amplify noise from my previous open equipment rack, so noise reduction was the first problem I had to solve.  Second on the list was concern that a noise-reducing cabinet would have adequate ventilation, especially lacking forced-cooling in our environment, but tempered by moderate San Francisco weather.

LOOKED AT EVERY SOUNDPROOF SERVER CABINET SUPPLIER

When I chose the Ucoustic cabinet, it was after a couple weeks of assessing the options of every possible sound-reduction cabinet vendor, and also after calculating the thermal output (about 12K BTU/hour) and 85+ dB of noise generated by my equipment. We were immediately surprised with the noise reduction — from 85+ dB mentioned above to 65 dB when standing next to the cabinet.

CONCERNED ABOUT HEAT 

Cooling inside the cabinet proved to be tricky until I placed the temperature gauge in the Ucoustic near the ceiling of my cabinet.  As this gauge regulates the speed of the fans on the rear doors of the Ucoustic, it signals the fans to rotate faster when higher temperatures are detected.

JULIE’S HAPPY AND SATISFIED

Overall I’ve been satisfied with the noise reduction and cooling provided by the Ucoustic 24u soundproof server cabinet and feel it was the best solution for my problems.”

Julie Russell, Tune Up Media

PRODUCTS THAT PROVIDED THE SOLUTION

UC24Active 24u Soundproof Server Cabinet; FB1, 2 and 3 blanking panels (to help direct airflow); HW1032-100-CageNuts a 100 piece 10-32 rack screw and cagenut kit

ABOUT TUNEUP MEDIA

TuneUp Media was created for music lovers, by music lovers, with the sole purpose of creating a better digital music experience for everyone. Their flagship product has quickly become the #1 selling plug-in for iTunes (though they also love and also support Windows Media Player), and has amassed millions of registered users worldwide. They are constantly striving to create new ways for us all to get the most out of our music. All from their not so little warehouse in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District.

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