How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by BillD » Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:52 pm

But your 400x7 is always warm, right? Mine' stay's warm on top, too.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by TNRabbit » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:20 pm

Like I said, 84 degrees at idle.
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by TNRabbit » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:16 pm

Well, guys; I've been running my AL-IIIs now for about 2 weeks with the TG-IV actively biamping above 150 hz to the ribbons & below 150 hz to the woofers & separate sub (Klipsch RT-12D) thru the Sunfire 400x7 & I can happily report that the amp is running CONSIDERABLY cooler without having to reproduce the entire spectrum TWICE. No actual temps yet but it is noticeably cooler! I'm also seeing about 6 dB extra headroom this way. I recommend this for anyone with a similar setup!
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by Kenhorns » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:40 pm

My M-1.0t runs cool as a cucumber pushing Klipsch Cornwalls! Of course, about 1/6 volume is all I can stand.
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by TNRabbit » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:50 pm

Kenhorns wrote:My M-1.0t runs cool as a cucumber pushing Klipsch Cornwalls! Of course, about 1/6 volume is all I can stand.
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by maddmaxxx » Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:14 pm

elgrau wrote:"Both are pretty warm if left on full time, I flip the power line switches on the back at night, otherwise I have to drop the AC another 2-3 degrees when I go to bed to make up for it"

Sorry, Toy-Maker, but thermostats don't work that way. The AC would just run a bit more to keep the temp at whatever you had it set at. If you lower the thermostat 2-3 degrees, the AC would then just run more to lower the temp 2-3 degrees lower then what you had it originally set at. Thermostats do not control the amount of cooling an AC produces; it's just a temperature controlled switch that turns the AC on when temp rises above the setting and turns it off when temp drops below the setting (with a small temp deadband to prevent excessive cycling).
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by kingman » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:03 pm

The TFM-35 gets warm, but no where near hot, even pushing 200+ watts.
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by thuffman03 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:11 am

My 2 channel system stays pretty cool. I don't have anything on top of the amp. My HT gets a bit warm. I have the amps stacked. 1 TFM 25 with 2 TFM 15's.
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by stevewithrow » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:31 am

kingman wrote:The TFM-35 gets warm, but no where near hot, even pushing 200+ watts.
I also have a 35 , I use it to push the ribbons on my AL-III,s , hardly gets warm . Now when I used Parasound amps to run the AL-III,s , I would use those for my heat source in the living room.... :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by fill35U » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:45 am

Lots of pro amps, they're room heaters. Appreciated in the winter, but not so much in the summer! I'll eventually have a power sequencing option to run at reduced capacity for quiet listening, and only power up the entire system when I want to crank it.
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by jjptkd » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:39 am

I was running an Adcom 5800 for a few months through a winter (and really enjoyed it) but when spring / summer rolled in it had to go, you could practically cook an egg on the thing! Had similar experiences with Parasound. Just one of many reasons I've stuck with Sunfire. :D
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by niccolosito » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:25 pm

My 200x5 feels warm if left connected to the wall socket, even if not on. Driving a couple of AL-III+'s thru a Rane 22B with the passive HF xo intact, it gets very warm if driven fairly loud for about an hour. In summer it gets too warm that for my peace of mind, I use a small Vornado running low to cool it down.
I've always read that heat is not good to amps so I put Noctua computer fans on top of the M-4.0t, the Crown PSA-2D, and the ARC SP-6 tube pre. The fans are audible between tracks but not distracting.

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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by pmat » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:13 pm

Some amps run very hot for years and it doesn't seem to hurt them. The Parasound mentioned above runs in class A a lot. I have a TFM-45 that runs cool, and then it launches bass driver cones into the Bay. Yes, I know it needs work, But I like it in a sick kinda way.
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by fill35U » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:37 pm

How's your PT-1800 doing, Paul? Have you got her to run warm yet?
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by pmat » Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:28 pm

No way, maybe with some Apogees or some Original Amazings. That thing is a D8 Caterpillar and a spring flower at the same time. I want to get rid of the fan noise though.
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