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Rack Question - Heat????

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bartman, Feb 22, 2005.


  1. Ok, so I wanna get a rack case for my Yorkville XS800H hybrid head. When you keep it in a rack case, doesnt it block the side vents out so the air can't go out/in (not sure which way those fans are pointing). If the rack case is blocking the air, wont my head overheat?

    I'm really sketchy on this stuff because I messed up my computer's harddrives like that ( little different scenario but it had to do with fans not operating properly due to dust etc.).

    Thanks,

    Bart
     
  2. dunharrow

    dunharrow

    Feb 22, 2005
    Minneapolis MN
    I have an Ampeg SVT IV Pro that I have been putting in a rack. I recently took it in for repairs and while two months later they still don't know whats wrong with it, I was reassured the side vents had plenty of room to circulate air, so it shouldn't be overheating. They told me that a good inch of space to the side of the head would be adaquate. I hope that helps.