PPS I shouldn't have mentioned the fan because I expect there will be a thread soon about how a particular fan improves the sound stage.
So, literally, a fanboy?
I did read the rest of your post but I have to say no amp I have ever owned has ever been troubled by the temperatures experienced in any so called 'heat wave'. That includes NAD, QED, Quad, Arcam, Naim and even Rega (original Brio that gave excellent service for 11 years and was sold in perfect working order).
We've had temperatures at least 5 degrees hotter (on average) lasting for weeks in past years and I used to play my music a lot louder too.
I really think some people are being far too 'precious' about their amps. Think of all the - much hotter - places all these manufacturers export their stuff to.
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I see no issue with it TBH
Unless it repeatedly starts cutting out
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Well there also must be something up with Rega too. Steve was saying a couple of days ago his Brio-R has been getting very warm in this weather.
It's not 'something up with' an amp if it gets warm or even hot.
Lots of amps get warm during normal use (hence heatsinks and recommendations to keep amps in a well ventilated space), but they don't need powering off after an hour as you said about your amp.
You can fry an egg on top of a Sugden A21, even when it's idling, but that's normal (and explains why about 30 percent of the amp consists of heatsink).
The Rega Elicit-R instructions clearly state...
"The Elicit-R amplifier will work well on most surfaces, such as a shelf or a table, provided there is sufficient air around the heat sinks to prevent overheating."
"Do not touch the heat sinks They can become very hot."
They do not tell you to turn the amp off after 60 minutes.
Why are you turning your Leema off after an hour?
I ONLY turned it off because I knew there was a problem with the headphone socket.
If Leema call me next week and say my amp is knackered, where do I go from there? So switching it off is just as a precaution. Nothing more, nothing less.
If you feel hot you'll have a shower/bath/duck pond. Unfortunately electrics and moisture don't mix too well. Next best thing is to press the 'OFF' button.
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I wasn't suggesting that kit would be damaged but simply that it will lose heat less efficiently in this weather. It would only be a problem if it is in a poorly ventialted cabinet.
Oh well the Leema is all boxed up for the long journey over the Severn*. Hope they don't find any nasties.
*May go a distribution centre before arriving in Welshpool.
Question answered. It's going to a distribution/holding centre first. The couriers have text me and will pick-up between the odd times of 1518 and 1618.
The couriers have text me and will pick-up between the odd times of 1518 and 1618.
Sounds like UPS
What classical music are you listening to?
Why are they odd times? Doesn't it just depend on whereabouts your address is on their delivery/collection route?
Reference to the minutes not the hour. 3.15 or 330 but 3.18? Very precise.
Last time they used Interlink.
Yup just been - Interlink.
we are all in suspense now!
wonder what they will do!
Going on past experience with Interc**p ,prolly deliver them to some hut in Mongolia.
Is there live GPS tracking that we can watch, like the NORAD Santa?
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