Picture of Mod your stereo amp with PC fans
Alright so I wanted to do this Instructable because I use my Technics SU-600 for a lot of heavy-duty stereo usage and I was planning to Mod it with fans to cool it down, but I didn't intend on making it this awesome. So when I got all my parts I remembered that I had an instructables account but not a pro one, so I also upped my account to Pro then did this the next day (today - January 28th 2010 haha).

In this instructable I will show you how I modded my Stereo Amplifier's case with two 4-inch PC fans which I bought from my favorite pc parts store.

I'll try to explain in the best way I can so it will apply to any Stereo amplifier you have.

Please Note: This instructable is aimed at people with some knowledge of Soldering as well as Electronic components.

You will need the following parts and tools:
  • 2 PC fans (or 3 or 4 or 5 whatever your needs are) - I chose two 12V ones.
  • 16 self-tapping fan screws (only 4 usually come with the each fan so double up if you can)
  • 1 12Volt AC adapter (the one I chose is rated 12V @ 500mA - however I should have gone for the 1000mA)
  • Keep the packaging the 12V adapter came in for the plastic!
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • whatever screwdriver you may need to dissemble your amplifier
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Big and Small Tin snips or Side cutters (I chose Side Cutters)
  • Wire Strippers
  • Heat Shrink
  • 50-year-old Henkel Scissors (well I don't imagine many people have these so you can use any large scissors or opt-out of needing them since tin snips should work the same way I used these)
  • Any sort of Soldering gun or soldering iron (w/ solder of course)
  • A Dremel tool or alternative rotary tool
  • Rotary tool Sanding bit and cutting bit
  • Hammer (to fix dents you're inevitably going to make in your amplifier case)
  • Electrical Tape
  • BiC lighter or whatever lighter you want
  • Patients
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You2132 years ago
cool but why cut holes in the amp case the air should flow through the holes just fine
tensioncore (author)  You2132 years ago
More efficient air flow. The fans will also last longer if they aren't working as hard to push and pull on the air.
ok good point