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I recently bought a Zapco 1100.1 amp (older school one/no usb port) and the fan is pretty loud. I have to turn my volume up to at least half if not more to drown it out. I've never owned an amp with a fan before but I'm pretty sure it's not supposed to be this loud. It's mounted on a piece of MDF behind my back seat in a F150. Is there a way to service it to make it quieter or would I just be better off replacing it? Thanks for any help.

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i would contact db-r electronics and ask them how much to replace it. unless youre very good with electrical repairs (soldering, etc). id rather pay someone that has done it before than mess up the cooling elements of my amp.
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amps have usb ports now?
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As long as u replace it with one with a similar power rating u shouldn't have any issues at all... if its 2 wire (red/black) then transfer those wires to the bk/rd on the new fan...if its a 3 wire, its likely temp controlled which means its 2 speed and ull need a similar to replace it
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SkinnyG the newer Zapco reference amps have USB ports so you can plug your computer into them, download s program and tune them up. Pretty cool stuff.

I like to think I'm good at wire repair and
soldering. I'll have to crack her open and take a look. I'll keep you guys posted. Thanks for the help.

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sometimes they just need cleaned... my fan axle would pop out causing the blades to scrap the case... i just pinched it back in place
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SkinnyG the newer Zapco reference amps have USB ports so you can plug your computer into them, download s program and tune them up. Pretty cool stuff.

I like to think I'm good at wire repair and
soldering. I'll have to crack her open and take a look. I'll keep you guys posted. Thanks for the help.

Chris
Its likely a pin connecter so u shouldn't need to solder

Like this one (the white side)

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That would be even more convenient! Thanks!
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