a while back I stumbled onto a rivera hammer 320 tube amp (160 wpc rms).
The issue I'm having is at low volumes I can hear the fans.
It was designed as a rack mount with a sealed top cover.
I was wondering if I made some sort of cage cover (which would run just on the top and round over at the back... the sides would be sealed) could I disconnect the fan?
Do you think the tubes would overheat?
As you can see there are spaces around the Rivera lettering, the fans push the air out through them.
The amp has some cool features... like adjustable presense and focus one of which adjusts the dampening factor, switches on the back to choose between pentode and triode mode. It was designed to be a studio amp as well as a guitar amp and is known for being true to the signal with very little coloration.
I'm currently running the sda srs 2.3 and the sl2000 seem to have lost their harshness while still remaining live sounding (you can adjust the brightness through the pressence control)
Here is the site with info on it: http://rivera.shptron.com/p/tbr-5-ha...-new-old-stock
It has an inside shot of the tubes.
Thanks for any advice in advance