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Eden Fan noise

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fachie3, Nov 15, 2001.


  1. fachie3

    fachie3

    Nov 12, 2001
    Chicago IL.
    I have a question for all the Eden users out there and could use your advice and or experience.
    I own the Eden WT800 head and it's a good amp - but when it heats up the fan comes on and it sounds like a leaf blower - which is not bad if your playing at a decent volume - only problem is when the band quiets down the leaf blower keeps hummimg. I have the Eden in a rack with a tunner and sonic maximizer - 8 space rack.
    My question is has any one changed the fan on these amps or found a way to silence it???
    It can be annoying

    Thanks - I look forward to your replies.
     
  2. Good Question.
    I'd like an answer to the "leaf blower" fan for my SWR.
     
  3. FalsehoodBass

    FalsehoodBass

    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    buy a navigator and a mackie :)

    or an IOD or a grand prix and a mackie :)

    Specialized poweramps.... they're made to be quiet and powerful... i personally own mackie and it's never overheated or made too much noise on me.. but i'm sure most other poweramps would be of comparable quality.


    oh... and also check to make sure nothing is loose and vibrating... that could make a nice amount of noice that you woudn't notice while playing...
     
  4. My eden fan is slightly noisy, but even when in a small setting it usualy does not kick on until you work the amp hard, so no one hears it. Also I recently sent my amp into eden to have it serviced and they reversed the fan for better cooling. Supposedly the reverse airflow has a better cooling affect. It is still the best amp I have ever owned.


    Chopper.
     
  5. AndersK2

    AndersK2

    Sep 11, 2000
    "they reversed the fan for better cooling. Supposedly the reverse airflow has a better cooling affect"

    Chopper,
    so how does it do now? Suck in air to the amp or blow it out?
     
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Let a service tech install a 2-speed switch or a pot that lets you change the fan speed.
     
  7. ... or buy a low-noise fan that is the same size ;)

    My SWR didn't even have a fan.. so i installed one myself :) Will post pics soon.

    B.t.w. it's the best to suck out the hot air rather than blow in more air ( that will also heat up... ;) )
     
  8. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    I used to have an ampeg svt-3 amp that had the loudest fan ever.. It sounded like a helicopter taking off whenever I had that thing on ;)
     
  9. Cool air is drawn in from heat sink side and exhausted from fan side !
    Works well.
    chopper
     
  10. Allodox's suggestion is a good one. I'm going to try to install a quiet computer fan in mine.

    Just so you know, there are rack fans out there. That might be a bit excessive, though.