Suggestions for perforated metal for audio cabinet

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  1. ThomasKo

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    I am getting someone to build an audio cabinet for me. It is going to be about 40"x32"x22" (wxhxd). I don't want it to be open in the front but I do want air to circulate so that my equipment doesn't heat up. I was thinking of replacing the glass on the front doors of the cabinet with perforated aluminum sheets. Do you have any suggestions on where I could get some of this material and what material would be effective. I still want to be able to use my remotes. Any help would be appreciated. By the way, I live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
     
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    If you want the remotes to work, glass is the only thing you can use. Any metal will block the beam, and you’ll have to go with a remote extender system.

    If you’re worried about preventing heat build-up, you can always install an exhaust fan.

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    Thanks for your reply. The thing that worries me about glass is that I will have to put a backing on and that might build up the heat. Yes, a fan will probably help but I was trying to see if I could do something else. I thought the perforated aluminum would look nice.
     
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    That's an interesting idea. Maybe you could use screendoor material. Should allow for plenty of airflow. I think your IR beams have a decent chance of penetrating it, too.
     

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