The 6000DSP has arrived!
It's a slick little unit but, yeah, it's pretty noisy.
I know there are fan mods out there, but I did a bit of reading today and there's a jumble of information ranging from:
- which is the best fan to use (combination of quietness, sufficient cooling and price);
- whether or not to go fan-less (at least one guy swears by it);
- possible problems a fan mod might cause.
There doesn't seem to be a real consensus on one fan that is quiet, affordable, works well and has resulted in no issues with the amp.
Anyway, there's more reading to be done. Meanwhile, I'll put the amp in the room adjacent to the HT room and just run cables through the wall to/from it.