Ceiling fan in listening room?


Hi all,

Not sure if Tech Talk is the best forum to post this question, but would appreciate any comments / recommendations from our group. My listening room is in our below ground level  basement. Routing air conditioning to the space is not practical, and I am looking for alternatives to provide ventilation. Does anyone have any recommendations on or experience with use of a ceiling fan in a listening room?  Naturally I am concerned with the interaction of the fan's air circulation and the speaker output. Thanks in advance for any  input!
rbanathy
A ceiling fan is terrific energy efficient and it helps and many fans can be quite quiet.

The best for real cooling is a split ductless which often have a quiet mode and can really cool down a room, these tend to be $1k-3k with installation but the joy of a cold quiet room can not be measured.

Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ
Just get one that can be run real slow and silent. When it gets hot I use a Vornado on low speed on the floor. Takes the cool air off the floor, makes a gentle breeze, can barely hear it. If your room is quiet (which it should be) then there are no truly silent fans and it all comes down to which one you think is worth the money.
Thanks for the inputs! I expect that I will try a fan to see how that works out. Seems the "least painful" first step. I'll post further comment after the installation.
A very low frequency generator in your own room. Cool.
I use an air conditioner. Problem solved. 
Something I consider when asked to install a ceiling fan for a customer in their audio room, Is the ceiling hard Sheetrock and where is the first reflection point up there. If the first reflection is in line with the blades I warn them of the possibility they may hear chop effect. To my dismay I have had to move a few after the customer (always right...) called back stating they heard this fluttering/chopping noise at times. My inside voice says "I told you that wasn’t a good placement". I tend to offset the fan towards the front end of the room avoiding reflection point and depending on the volume of the room may use two fans at opposing ends. Never heard an issue with either placement.

Mini Splits are the way to go if it can be afforded but they are far more expensive than a DIY ceiling fan install.
Thanks for the information and suggestions. I am intrigued with the idea of 2 fans on opposite ends of the room. Novel idea, and just may be the preferred solution. Thanks again!
Ceiling fans, bad news they blow the sound stage image around
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I have a similar basement set up, with central air in the rest of the house.  I find that if I keep the basement door open (just a bit) when I'm not using it, the cool, dry air eventually works its way to the basement. I rarely see more than 70F down there, but if it becomes a little uncomfortable, a small fan in the corner of the room provides just enough air flow.  I can barely hear it from my listening position and I find it is not a bother when listening to music.
Mine's quieter that the air conditioning but it develops a clicking sound that means it has to stop.  I don't notice it chopping up the music.
Thanks for the comment. My major concern has been interference, or "chop", so am encouraged to know that may not be a problem. Plan to install next month, so will update afterward.
What you want is a VRF ( variable refrigerant flow) Mitsubishi unit. Its
a cassette unit that mounts on your wall. No ductwork required. Dead silent and the condenser can be located up to 1000 feet away. 
I’m wondering if fans on the wall behind the speakers facing toward the listener would improve the sound by giving the air molecules a jump start. Kind of like the SteinMusic Harmonizer, activating the air molecules and making the propagation of acoustic waves through the air more efficient. The medium is the message.