Home Audio Hifi Amplifier Cooling by AcInfinity
When the day wears on and you're trodding along favorite music tracks does the temperature rise atop your amplifier? Imagine the surface area above your amp like the desert of Death Valley, especially for the equipment stacked uptop the rack above your amplifier. Are sandals the same as going barefoot while blasting your favorite CD? Feel the heat as temperatures rise from various media playback, media such as sand blistering the soles of your feet with every torturous step. For the love of Pete why don't you just stack your hifi audio equipment in your oven? Does just thinking about the longevity and reliability of your equipment cause rivulets of sweat beading on your forehead and is your shirt taking form while clinging to your shape? That's enough to worry anyone investing high amounts of time and money in any hifi audio system.
Amplifiers may get hot especially if they have any class A bias. In order to remedy heat and extend the life of electronics I use a ventilation system by AcInfinity. The AirCom series AcInfinity fan systems are meant for amplifiers and other AV components such as receivers etc. The main difference between these models are whether they are front, top or rear exhaust. Here's a picture of a front exhaust model sitting atop of the Emotiva XPA DR3. The cooling unit comes on at times and a digital indicator tells the fan speed. I have yet to hear any audible noise when the fan comes on. As I writ this the fan shows running 1/3rd speed while ambient air in the house is 67 degrees [constant]. At the SPL I listen the cooling system first comes on about 15 minutes into playing. Now I haven't changed the default thermal settings which should trigger on at 88 degrees. The model that I'm using has an operating range of up to 140 degree F.
For more information view the AirCom product video:
The front, top, and rear exhaust models are available through Amazon. Depending on whether your components are stacked or in a rack that has an open back or not one of the below should perfectly suit your hi end audio needs:
AirCom Front Exhaust: AC Infinity AIRCOM T10, Quiet Cooling Blower Fan System 17" Front-Exhaust, for Receivers, Amps, DVR, AV Cabinet Components
AirCom Top Exhaust: AC Infinity AIRCOM T9, Quiet Cooling Fan System 17" Top-Exhaust for Receivers, Amps, DVR, AV Cabinet Components
AirCom Rear Exhaust: AC Infinity AIRCOM T8, Quiet Cooling Blower Fan System 17" Rear-Exhaust for Receivers, Amps, DVR, AV Cabinet Components
If you like the above pictured unit this particular Aircom series product doesn't have the distracting LED display. While watching movies etc I'm easily distracted by other lighting around the screen especially in a darkened room.
AirCom Rear Exhaust [No display]: AC Infinity AIRCOM S8, Quiet Cooling Blower Fan System 17" Rear-Exhaust for Receivers, Amps, DVR, AV Cabinet Components
AirCom Front Exhaust [No display]: AC Infinity AIRCOM S10, Quiet Cooling Blower Fan System 17" Front-Exhaust for Receivers, Amps, DVR, AV Cabinet Components