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In Reply to: RE: Avoiding Fan Noise posted by Alan A on July 18, 2012 at 17:13:34
This cannot be done if you have the tube mod done. The tubes stick up through the top cover.
After all, that's how one removes it.
I have a '95 which sits about 8' away. The fan runs intermittently--perhaps it's thermostatically controlled--and the only time I hear it is when there's absolutely no signal playing.
But surely the top of the ModWright '95 can still be raised from its normal position and the fan disconnected?
Tin-eared audiofool, former fotografer, and terrible competitive-pistol shootist.
"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." Albert Einstein.
I'm not an expert. I only know that Ric Schulz has designed a cover that is raised, and allows better ventilation - for the 95s without tubes. I have not heard of anyone who has designed a cover for the Modwright and Exemplar tube players. I imagine it could be done (although I would think it might be potentially more clumsy). It also may need to be raised more, given that tubes generate heat.
I am always amazed when people say something like
"...the only time I hear it is when there's absolutely no signal playing."
I am not being critical of you. The reason I say I am amazed is because even though one does not "hear" it per se, the noise is still there, and raising the noise floor. IMHO, a low noise floor is a *huge* benefit when listening to music. It's easy to experiment and test the benefits and problems by adding some noise to the environment (e.g., with a room fan); and then subtracting it. Of course, if one already has a somewhat high noise floor (traffic, refrigerator,kids, component noise), it is less easy to notice the effects of relatively small additional noise.
...of keeping it low. I was offering another opinion on the fan's overall sound level. Yes I wish it didn't have a fan...but I love the '95 anyway.
Tin-eared audiofool, large-scale-Classical music lover, and damned-amateur fotografer.
"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." Albert Einstei
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