I am asking for trouble using a rack mounted fan!

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JJ2013
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I am asking for trouble using a rack mounted fan!

Post by JJ2013 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:44 am

Hi y'all Audio Heads and Gurus!

I am on my way to getting various pieces for my audio rack and fell to pondering the need for a rack mounted fan. There's a dime dozen out there but I am somehow reticent about the whole idea as fans may introduce "noise" that I really don't want in my set-up.

Sure would appreciate recommendations about this and sharing of your experience!

Cheers!
JJ

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Post by ECC82 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:39 am

Hi JJ,

If you have some tube driven equipment in the rack and the tubes are a bit "microphonic" than yes the rumble of the fan could interfere with your audio.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13n1VCR6 ... e=youtu.be

Another noise related problem could be that the microphone self is picking up the fan noise of course, but maybe the rack is closed with a nice door and pretty soundproof.

Cheers,
Chris
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I am asking for trouble by using a rack mounted fan?

Post by JJ2013 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:25 pm

Hi,

I appreciate the response. Yes, I will be using a Behringer MIC2200 mic pre-amp with a tube in it. The rest of the equipment (including noise gate) should be able to minimize noise pick-up by the mic itself.

Thanks again for getting back!

73 de JJ
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