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I have an old and BIG amp (lxi 9293)
it runs a little hot when I have the speaks/headphones up high
many cuz I have my monitor on top of it witch covers a lot of the exhaust vents
there are some vents on the back of the amp and I'm thinking of placing a few 40mm fans there

would it do it any good
seeing as most of the exhaust vents are covered and it gets hot
the only ones that are not covered are in the back
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 9/1/11 at 7:32pm
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meh
I'll do it
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It couldn't hurt.

For the record, my amp has a 60mm fan on it (might be 40mm?). Just on the rear of it.
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It couldn't hurt.

For the record, my amp has a 60mm fan on it (might be 40mm?). Just on the rear of it.
the hard part if finding were I can power it (don't have am multimeter)
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can't
there is no were in the amp that has 12v that I can use (other then the speaker output)
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Lol I used a psu fan in one of my old amps. Doesn't it have a heatsink? Try opening the vents as well. What's the rating of the amp btw?
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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
can't
there is no were in the amp that has 12v that I can use (other then the speaker output)
do what i did for my old DSL Modem get a 6 dollar 12V adapter from walmart and cut the end off and splice the fan onto it. works very well.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
can't
there is no were in the amp that has 12v that I can use (other then the speaker output)
You dont need 12v for it to run. You could probably get away with 5v, it will run slower but still run.
    
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You dont need 12v for it to run. You could probably get away with 5v, it will run slower but still run.
there was nothing that could power the fans
other the the power line going to the speakers

Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
do what i did for my old DSL Modem get a 6 dollar 12V adapter from walmart and cut the end off and splice the fan onto it. works very well.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
there was nothing that could power the fans
other the the power line going to the speakers



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i didnt take pictures but this is the adapter i used
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