I don't know if I got a bad unit or if I'm just much more sensitive than ...
Jeff L. "Jeff", Amazon
19 February 2015
Summary: It's going back. Way too noisy. I don't know if I got a bad unit or if I'm just much more sensitive than other reviewers. Even on the low setting, the fans are loud - seems to be making a rapid clicking sound, perhaps due to the way the speed adjustment is chopping the 60Hz AC power.
Awesome cooling for Pioneer receiver in tight space
23 December 2014
Summary: After moving my Pioneer receiver into our new entertainment center it had WAY less space for ambient heat dissipation than it did before. We, in effect, started having issues with it overheating and causing audio and HDMI pass through problems.
Summary: My receiver is within a closed wooden cabinet. The only opening is a small semi-circular hole at the back for the cables, which fill up most of the hole. Prior to placing this on top of my receiver, the cabinet was very hot, and the top of the receiver was burning to the touch. Ouch.
Summary: My father has a Denon receiver that he has had for almost 30 years. The reason it has lasted so long is that he only listens to classical music on it at low volumes. In that time, I have gone through multiple Sony receivers (two or three). I play video games and watch movies at high volumes.
Summary: I bought one of these when they first came out to reduce the heat build up in my entertainment center. I use this on top of my receiver and another on my cable box. The first ones of these where not built as well or either I got a bad one as it only lasted about a year.
Summary: Good fit for people that are looking for the following: 1) looking for an inexpensive cooling solution. 2) Do not care about fan noise. 3) Their receiver has an available switched power plug to connect the fan unit to. In comparison to the Niles cooling unit the Antec looks very cheaply made.
a real, honest review from an customer... worth reading if you are thinking about purchasing
16 March 2014
Summary: I am not one who ever feels motivated enough to write a review on any purchases I ever make, but have to make an exception on this one if it might be helpful insight for others. im going to be somewhat brief but will start with the good on this item, and this only from having the item a few hours...
Summary: This is a very simple double fan design enclosed in a plastic case and decorated with what appears to be aluminum. Unit does move some air but not what I expected. The components it serves remains a little cooler than without it but it is quite noisey as others have mentioned.