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Dust prevention/protection of AV units/AV furniture

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Sandesh

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Unfortunately recently I have realized over the years staying in a room on the terrace has a big disadvantage - Dust creeps in very easily and on a moment's notice. This is especially because Bangalore has become a far dustier and polluted city. Not to mention my TV and Music system/amp unit is bang opposite the main entrance door and even thought all my windows and are shut 99% of the time, opening my main door results in dust entering the room. How you folks protect your AV units and furniture?Any suggestion for my issue?
 

Dr.Lakshay

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Unfortunately recently I have realized over the years staying in a room on the terrace has a big disadvantage - Dust creeps in very easily and on a moment's notice. This is especially because Bangalore has become a far dustier and polluted city. Not to mention my TV and Music system/amp unit is bang opposite the main entrance door and even thought all my windows and are shut 99% of the time, opening my main door results in dust entering the room. How you folks protect your AV units and furniture?Any suggestion for my issue?
I can garantee you that even if your door will be shut 100% of the time, the dust will still creep in. My avr PS4 etc are kept inside a cabinet with glass doors. So though it does reduce the dust from getting in, it doesn't stop it entirely.
You could go about it in different ways:
First approach, weatherproof your room. There are many kinds of weather strips available. I use some myself for my bedroom and they do reduce the dust coming in. It's usually a very simple DIY taking 5-15 mins per door/window.
Secondly get a closed cabinet and install weatherproof seal on it too.
Third, use a decorative protective cloth if the gear is not used daily.

And ofcourse you could go all out and do all of these or mix and match the ideas you like/consider feasible.
 

Nitin K

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Unfortunately recently I have realized over the years staying in a room on the terrace has a big disadvantage - Dust creeps in very easily and on a moment's notice. This is especially because Bangalore has become a far dustier and polluted city. Not to mention my TV and Music system/amp unit is bang opposite the main entrance door and even thought all my windows and are shut 99% of the time, opening my main door results in dust entering the room. How you folks protect your AV units and furniture?Any suggestion for my issue?

We have a playground in front of our flat. Being on the ground floor makes it worse & there is a lot dust which settles everyday with windows being open. I have got cloth covers stitched for all the components including speakers & keep them covered since my music/movie usage is once or twice a week. It really prevents dust from going in & keeps the gear in good condition. Only pain is to remove them & put all the covers back again after they cool down after every use but it is worth the effort.
 

Sandesh

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I can garantee you that even if your door will be shut 100% of the time, the dust will still creep in. My avr PS4 etc are kept inside a cabinet with glass doors. So though it does reduce the dust from getting in, it doesn't stop it entirely.
You could go about it in different ways:
First approach, weatherproof your room. There are many kinds of weather strips available. I use some myself for my bedroom and they do reduce the dust coming in. It's usually a very simple DIY taking 5-15 mins per door/window.
Secondly get a closed cabinet and install weatherproof seal on it too.
Third, use a decorative protective cloth if the gear is not used daily.

And ofcourse you could go all out and do all of these or mix and match the ideas you like/consider feasible.
@Dr.Lakshay Can you suggest a good quality weather strip with a strong adhesive? Since I have an open cabinet, I was thinking of using a transparent PVC sheet cover to cover the cabinet, so furniture can still be seen. I guess I will lift one side of the pvc sheet when I am using the system to allow for cooling and usage.
 

lalit09

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In my experience i tried different clothes but plastic or polythene is best to prevent dust.
 

SEANDSILVA

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I have got cloth covers stitched for all the components including speakers & keep them covered since my music/movie usage is once or twice a week. It really prevents dust from going in & keeps the gear in good condition. Only pain is to remove them & put all the covers back again after they cool down after every use but it is worth the effort.
+1 to the cloth covers especially for hifi equipment that sits exposed on an open rack in a dusty humid environment. +1 to the added pain of removing speaker covers every listening session & waiting for amps to cool down after use but well worth the effort in the long run as I have learnt!
 

Nitin K

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+1 to the cloth covers especially for hifi equipment that sits exposed on an open rack in a dusty humid environment. +1 to the added pain of removing speaker covers every listening session & waiting for amps to cool down after use but well worth the effort in the long run as I have learnt!

Thanks for your kind words Seandsilva. It has become like a ritual for me :) whenever I have to listen to music or to watch movies. But at the end of the day it keeps the gear more or less dust free since they are in an open rack & looks like new even after many years.
 

TheSeeker

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the biggest dust-disperser at our home, obviously is, the morning house-cleaning session (brooming particularly)! not that its very bothersome to me, yet still, i use my blower to keep cleaning the AVR and TV from time-to-time off the dust that accumulates, and microfiber mitts to clean the speakers consoles etc. have a specially crafted cloth-cover for the TV that i put on it before the daily cleaning starts. AVR has a simple cloth atop it. nothing on the speakers except the front grills.
@spirovious could you pls recommend the type of plastic sheets you mentioned above, to cover atleast the AVR? or any simple plastic sheet (that doesnt make the equipmet look ugly)?
 

Sandesh

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the biggest dust-disperser at our home, obviously is, the morning house-cleaning session (brooming particularly)! not that its very bothersome to me, yet still, i use my blower to keep cleaning the AVR and TV from time-to-time off the dust that accumulates, and microfiber mitts to clean the speakers consoles etc. have a specially crafted cloth-cover for the TV that i put on it before the daily cleaning starts. AVR has a simple cloth atop it. nothing on the speakers except the front grills.
@spirovious could you pls recommend the type of plastic sheets you mentioned above, to cover atleast the AVR? or any simple plastic sheet (that doesnt make the equipmet look ugly)?
Can you suggest the mitts and blower you use? Could you also give me the details about your cloth cover? I have an LG C9 and would like to make some kind of cover that would be light and sit easy on a really thin TV screen...
 
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