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Strange Question - stopping the fan on an active sub/amp...

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Kipperphill, May 20, 2005.

  1. Kipperphill

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    Hi all

    Been a bit of a lurker so embarrassed that one of first posts is asking for help :suicide:

    I have a Sharp ht-cn300h home cinema setup - which is basically a HC amp built into the sub. I have had it for about a year but now some bearings or something must have gone in the fan and it is getting louder and louder :eek:

    My question is - what is the worst that can happen if I open it up and turn the fan off. The unit (it is an active sub too) isn't near a radiator or boxed in so it doesn't get too hot anyway. Is it likely or more than likely to cause it to overheat and fail?

    Cheers
    Phill
     
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    I'm no engineer but I bet if there is a fan in there, it's been put there for a reason :eek:
     
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    I don't think I've ever heard of a fan being installed in a HC combi unit, but there again I've never owned one!...PJ :)
     
  4. sonic65

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    Measure the fan and source a new one from Maplin or CPC.
    You would be ill-advised to turn it off.
    One hot summer's day with the volume turned up...........BANG!
     
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    Fans vary enormously in noise level. As you will discover if you swap fans on computers. I'd suggest removing the unit and taking it along to decent computer shop to find a quieter version in the same size. The quite ones really are very much quieter. My computer went from sounding like a waterfall in the room to a gentle whisper. Cheap enough too. :)

    Nimby
     
  6. Kipperphill

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    Thanks for the replies people. If I'm feeling adventurous I might just take it out and see how it goes - the worst that will happen is I will have to spend some money on a 5.1 amp and a new sub.

    It will give me an excuse to p--- the wife off! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     

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