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Anyone experience with fan replacement on a StudioLive AI?

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asked Sep 8, 2016 in Ai Mixers by gijsdebakker (250 points)
When I purchased my StudioLive 1642 AI - although it is a great machine - I was VERY disappointed with the fan noise. Sounds like they cut a corner by putting in the cheapest PC fans. Does anyone have experience with replacing the fans by quieter models? I am considering this. I am already out of warranty so that is not a problem.

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answered Sep 9, 2016 by tourtelot (210 points)
Yep.  Lots of screws and a couple of hours but it wasn't bad.  That being said, I am a bench tech by trade.  But even so, it wasn't bad.  I used the quietest fan I could find and although it really made a big difference, it would still be too loud, I think, to use if you record in the control room.  Made enough difference for me.