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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Goingdownslow, Dec 30, 2006.
Do these have any fans in?
If not, do they get very hot?
Is it a problem at all?
no they don't have fans I guess... no they don't get hot (pre-amp tubes!) no it's not a problem at all..
They don't have fans, and mine got quite hot! In fact, nearly every device I have owned that used significant voltage to the preamp tubes got quite hot. It's not a problem unless you put something heat-sensitive on top of it (like a digital device). I don't think the SVP itself will have problems from overheating under normal use.
I think you are supposed to leave a gap where the tube 'vents' are on top of the unit.
My pre doesn't seem to get all that hot. No hotter than anything else. It was a concern of mine as well.
It's certainly not like my SWR SM500. You pull the cord out of that thing at the end of a night and the tip is HOT.
Yes, both the SVPCL (4 tubes) and SVP-PRO (5 tubes) get hot. I lost one SVP-PRO transformer due to overheating (part no longer available, I ended up buying another used one) have a small computer fan on the back of my rack to keep them cool (yes, I use both in my rack).