Originally Posted by Toymachyne
Sorry about this question but I'm not following the mod... So I can buy cooler master 3-pin computer fans and they plug in and replace the existing high noise fans or buy the voltage regulator and turn down the speed on the existing ones?
Do I need to splice this voltage regulator into the wiring of the existing fans or does it need to be mounted ahead of it somewhere on the control board? I read that the cv is supposed to have variable speed fans but the only setting mine has from factory is turbo...
I need to do something about this noisy cv5000. There is no reason to have fans this loud. I've got a custom computer that has quieter fans that move more air than the CV amp has.
Hey there, Toymachyne.
I do not have the CV amp, so I can not confirm if the CoolerMaster fans in question will fit.
I know that with a replacement fan I would try to get a fluid bearing replacement fan that is same size as stock and has same specs as far as voltage (24/12, etc), amperage, and equal cfm or better (and can maybe move this cfm at a lower rpm than stock!).
However, you should be able to splice the regulator into the line going to the stock fans and regulate voltage going to fans...thus being able to go to lower rpm, and hopefully, less noise.
Of course, this won't account for shi**y sleeves or bearings or defective fans if
that might be the case in the CV sample you have.
I know my first IPR had a defective fan...second unit has been WAY quieter from Day 1.
Be careful to monitor amp case temps if going with a diff fan or modifying rpm of stock/new fan.
Holy grail scenario would be to match cfm rating of stock fan while being much quieter operation, eh?
On another note, are those computer fans the same size as the amp fans?
Anyone else have thoughts or suggestions?