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post #2926 of 5869
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Originally Posted by Rico613 View Post

Is anyone using cooling fans on the BHSE?  I'm curious if they might be helpful and where they would be placed in relation to the amp . . .
 

 

Considering all the talk of how awesomeness the amp sounds after 154.2 hours of 'warming up', cooling it down with fans seems fairly counter-productive.

 

But in all seriousness, what do you expect cooling the amp to 'help'?

post #2927 of 5869

i used to put a small cooling amp on top of the headamp kgss. looks like it doesnt do anything thus i removed it. what you need with the high heat generating amp like bhse/kgss is that you need a proper circulation of air. so long you did not put it inside a cabinet with just enough headroom and minimum circulation, the heat generated will not do anything adverse to the amp. if it is warm/slightly hot to the touch, it is normal and within the operating limit.

post #2928 of 5869
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Originally Posted by Beefy View Post

 

Considering all the talk of how awesomeness the amp sounds after 154.2 hours of 'warming up', cooling it down with fans seems fairly counter-productive.

 

But in all seriousness, what do you expect cooling the amp to 'help'?


Help dissipate heat.

post #2929 of 5869

The tubes on the BHSE get really hot, but I had my BHSE on for 9 hours continuous, and the body after that time did get hot, but not red hot, I could easily put my hands on and keep them there for along time. I've a 50" plasma TV and the screen feels about same temperature  as the BHSE, but only after the BHSE had been on for sometime.  

post #2930 of 5869
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

The tubes on the BHSE get really hot, but I had my BHSE on for 9 hours continuous, and the body after that time did get hot, but not red hot, I could easily put my hands on and keep them there for along time. I've a 50" plasma TV and the screen feels about same temperature  as the BHSE, but only after the BHSE had been on for sometime.  


Thanks, I was thinking that the circuits got quite hot . . .

post #2931 of 5869
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Originally Posted by Rico613 View Post


Thanks, I was thinking that the circuits got quite hot . . .

if you are in a place where the ambient temperature is high, like arizona,, there might (?) be a concern.

 

if you have the A/C on, i wouldn't worry about it, just remember to have sufficient space around the unit for normal air flow.

post #2932 of 5869
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Originally Posted by cat6man View Post

if you are in a place where the ambient temperature is high, like arizona,, there might (?) be a concern.

 

if you have the A/C on, i wouldn't worry about it, just remember to have sufficient space around the unit for normal air flow.


Yea, I have an A/V receiver that gets hot like little Chernobyl. I use 4 X 4-1/4" fans to keep it cool.  So when I heard that the BHSE got hot I thought -- "whoa!" -- maybe there was a heat 'issue'.  Glad there's not . . . thanks all . . .

post #2933 of 5869

The actual electronics are running far below any danger levels even with high ambient temp.  I wouldn't use fans to cool the sinks as this can lead to some issues. 

post #2934 of 5869
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Is anyone using cooling fans on the BHSE?

I'm a very big fan of the BHSE. Does that make me cool?

post #2935 of 5869
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Originally Posted by wink View Post

I'm a very big fan of the BHSE. Does that make me cool?


I rather think it is the other way around . . . the BHSE is cool which makes all of us big fans. 

 

As for you being cool Wink . . . I guess we will have to get back to you on that . . . LOL  wink_face.gif

post #2936 of 5869
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Originally Posted by Rico613 View Post
As for you being cool Wink . . . I guess we will have to get back to you on that . . . LOL  wink_face.gif

 

Well is doesn't get much better than this...

 

 

post #2937 of 5869

^^^ DUDE !
 

post #2938 of 5869
Justin is moving along with this batch. I got the "pick your color" email today. I chose silver.
post #2939 of 5869
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Originally Posted by Bones13 View Post

Justin is moving along with this batch. I got the "pick your color" email today. I chose silver.

 

I confirm that this is true! I chose black. 

 

Does anyone know where we can find black discs like the ones we see on this picture: http://www.head-fi.org/t/439657/lightbox/post/8377066/id/602343 ?


Edited by satorarepotenet - 1/31/13 at 6:28pm
post #2940 of 5869
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Originally Posted by satorarepotenet View Post

 

I confirm that this is true! I chose black. 

 

Does anyone know where we can find black discs, those on which the spike footers are set on some pictures of the silver BHSE available on the web? 

http://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Audio-DSS2-BC-Chrome-Speaker/dp/B003BFWQIU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359685645&sr=8-1&keywords=dayton+audio+speaker+spikes+black+chrome

 

for $9.10, i couldn't have the 4 included discs machined, even in China.  

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