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Markbass CMD 102P fan noise?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ecj_bass, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. A question to Markbass users...

    I purchased a Markbass CMD102P, and I love it, but it makes a fair bit of noise due to the fan.

    Is this to be expected?
  2. Zitch


    May 12, 2010
    Akron, Oh
    also a problem with my big bang
  3. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Syracuse Ut
    I notice the same about mine (bought used). My low hour LMII seems much quieter. I wonder if the enclosed could magnify the volume.
  4. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    When in doubt change it out. JMO
  5. sal4bass


    Feb 3, 2008
    My CMD102P has a pretty low level of fan noise, not nearly as loud as my Hartke HA5000 fan was. I do notice the fan noise slightly more when using it in the "tilt-back" position.
  6. Jon_Cocktoastel

    Jon_Cocktoastel Supporting Member

    May 7, 2008
    Mines pertty quite unless im home alone
  7. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Syracuse Ut
    So are the fans readily available?
  8. valipe


    Apr 9, 2004
    Yes, fan noise is audible. Great combo (sound, weight, tilt) but for me fan sound was too much. Never notice fan noise when I played live but basslessons and studio were not so nice. But as a live bassamp Markbass cmd102 was just great. Markbass heads are dead silent. My SA450 was that with any cabs. :)
  9. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Syracuse Ut
    Has anyone replaced the fan in their LMII or III? The fan in my 102P is noisy and I'd like to change it before it fails (bought used :( the fan in my LMII is whisper quiet.

    BTW, looking for a fan source
  10. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    No my LM III fan is so quiet I don't know it's there.
  11. icecycle66


    Feb 4, 2009
    I never noticed that my LMII even had a fan.
  12. FuturePrimitive

    FuturePrimitive Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2000
    Rochester, NY
    Mine too, I have to put my hand over the vent to know its running which I do every time I power it on. I never did this on my previous LMII and never noticed the fan had failed. Until the head died.
  13. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Syracuse Ut
    Here's hoping somebody from the weekend crowd can help. I'm still looking for a LMII cooling fan source.
  14. optimist


    May 6, 2014
    anyone familiar with the fan of the markbass big bang?

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