[sdiy] Quietest 60mm fan?

Seb Francis seb at burnit.co.uk
Tue Sep 18 14:12:09 CEST 2007

Look here for some quiet fans:
(usually not as high airflow as noisier fans but should be fine for an 
S6000 with no HD)

Obvious question: you do have the FAN SPEED setting set to SLOW in the 
sampler's PREFERENCES page, right?


Julian wrote:
> Eventually ive got around to opening up my Akai S6000 to find the 
> source of the racket inside...
> The culprit is a matsushita 12v dc SF60 fan...
> Im looking at various replacement fans, using the old favourite, ebay, 
> and comparing noise and airflow data, and wondering -
> Generally, if something has, to use easy figures, 50CFM airflow at 
> 50DBA, if i lower the fan voltage to, say, 10v, am i likely to see a 
> linear relationship between noise and airflow, or can i expect optimums?
> In this example, the s6k is, i believe, little more than a custom 
> board with an intel 386 dumped on it.  This machine has no internal 
> hard disk either, so im wondering how much cooling i really need anyway.
> Julian

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