#1
Hey,

I recently replaced my mg100hdfx with Marshall AVT150H (already have the marshall avt412a cab)

bought it used from ebay, £140..

It was delivered today, and as this is my first step toward the tube side of amps, i dont really know much info about them..

I have used a tube head (JCMsomething) before for gigs, but never in a quiet environment (bedroom)

When i turn on the avt150h, it makes a strange noise; kind of like fans moving, but with extra strange noise which i cant describe..

i assume its the tube warming up, as it only lasts for about 30-40seconds ish..

does anyone have any idea what the noise is?..just getting a bit paranoid that i may have to replace something or have it serviced!
#2
It's a fan i believe - the MG has one as well.

Don't be fooled by the marketing scheme that your amp has one valve it it, it's a marketing scheme more than anything. You got a pretty decent deal for it, but it's still one of Marshall's worst amps tbh.
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#3
ok cool..

i may open it up and have a quick look inside!

the avt is better than the MG though right..so its a start toward my ultimate goal of tube-ness
money is tight at the moment, and my budget was £100..so it was overstretched at 140..but it seems durable, and like it will do the job
#4
Well on that kind of budget, you're fine, especially if you already had the cab. And yeah, the noise is probably just the fan, I used to have one of those and the fan was very loud. I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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#5
It's an upgrade, but not a huge one. My general train of thought is that the cheapest Marshall worth buying is the DSL 401.
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#6
thanks for the response guys!

much appreciated..might get the fan(s) seen to, see if they can be silenced..kind of annoying :p (althought it is only for about 30 seconds..so maybe tolerable lol

thanks again!