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Not sure if this is correct. I have the temp setting at 91. the probe temp reaches 90 but stays there. when the fans do come on its at the max of 3 when I notice it. maybe I'm noticing too late? never seen the fan at 1or 2.could I have my settings wrong so should I change the temp setting higher?.or does it matter

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The T8 is dimmable, I would assume the S8 would be. I can dim my 8 and 10 all the way to black/off.
nope. I wish they would have mentioned that. I didn't feel the T-8 was necessary., for that feature alone, it would have been worth the extra $20.

Update, When all else fails RTFM!!!!. so, I went back and reread the manual and lo and behold: the s8 also has a way to dim the panel LED!
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Not sure if this is correct. I have the temp setting at 91. the probe temp reaches 90 but stays there. when the fans do come on its at the max of 3 when I notice it. maybe I'm noticing too late? never seen the fan at 1or 2.could I have my settings wrong so should I change the temp setting higher?.or does it matter
I think auto mode will spin them full speed, smart mode uses a progressive 1,2,3 fan as needed

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thanks.thats what I ended up doing putting it in smart mode.Wierd though that in auto temp would stay at 90 but smart mode temp would be 86-87. Never hear fan in smart mode either since fan doesn't even get to 3(max) as it does in auto.

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After reading through this thread I think I may the turn on feature set to low on all 3 T8's. I have a T8 on my marantz 8802a, Rotel RMB-1575 and Rotel RMB-1585. I have the turn on temp at 80F on all three units and set to auto. I try and keep the until at 81F, the RMB-1575 which is used for Atmos idles at 77F -78F and turns on for short stints and then turns off. The Rmb-1585 is always on at idle 79F but as soon as I turn my system on the temp goes up to 80F and then depending how loud i have the system it gets up to 82F. The RMB-1585 has the fan set to speed 4 on auto and the RMb 1575 has the fan speed set to 3 on auto. The Marantz 8802a ides at 77F and will go up to 81F depending on how loud i am listening to a movie or tv. My cabinet has no back and mesh black wire on the front doors so air is getting in and out. The shelf in the cabinet looks like swiss cheese because I drilled a bunch of holes in it so air could pass, i also drilled some holes in the bottom of the cabinet so air can get in from the botton as well. So her his my question, Do I have the fans set way to low to turn on? i read somewhere that you do nor want your components to get over 85F or it will shorten the life of the electronics. This info was not on a website that sold fans either, it was an article that Easy did on Audioholics.

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Cooler is better, it's up too you. Remember that 90% of people who own AVR's don't have active cooling systems like Tx and most are just fine. Someone posted above that it's fine until your unit can boil water

Honestly I think mine are set pretty low at 90. Next we'll have a coolant system that cools it below room temp I needed them as I needed to stack on top of my avr due to space issues

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I like smart mode because it maintains an even temperature. The only thing I don't like about smart mode is that it constantly turns the fan off and back on to speed 1 for 1 second intervals.

Is there a setting that I have wrong?

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I'm going to get the S10 or T10; is the latter in any way functionally superior for the extra $20?

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They work the same. I would prefer the display.

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Oh right, it's nice to be able to keep tabs on the temps; I ordered the T10.

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Cooler is better, it's up too you. Remember that 90% of people who own AVR's don't have active cooling systems like Tx and most are just fine. Someone posted above that it's fine until your unit can boil water

Honestly I think mine are set pretty low at 90. Next we'll have a coolant system that cools it below room temp I needed them as I needed to stack on top of my avr due to space issues
It also depends on where you live, I am thinking of ordering one of the AC Infinity units to replace a little cheap one I got on amazon. I live in Texas and I have no central heat or air. So before we get home the house can be an EASY 85°F+ on any given day, and it takes time for the window unit to cool the room down. So yeah during the summer time I am starting in a bad place to begin with lol even though I run it, my Denon AVR, in ECO mode
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Just bought the T9 for my Denon x2300.
Any idea what should be the temp set for the smart option?

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Thinking of getting one of these units to put on top of my Marantz. I'm assuming the fans turn on automatically when needed when they sense a certain temp?


Yes.
I have a T8 on a Marantz SR7011. It matches it perfectly and works well.
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I just use a laptop cooling pad, works really well.
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Due to the shape of my rack (obstruction) above my Denon x4300, I couldn't go with the 17" wide units, as they were too deep. Anyhow, I went with an S7 ~12" wide and 6"+ deep unit. I set it to come on at the lowest fan speed when the temp trigger is hit. The Denon's top vented panel was noticeably toasty before the S7 and now it feels almost at room temp.

I wish I could fit the 17" wide unit, as it looked better, but the S7 does the job just fine. Highly Recommended.

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Looking at these to put on top of my receiver and future amp. My Denon and Marantz tend to get hot in the cabinet even though the cabinet don't have a front.

I cannot see a difference in these looking at their website. Can anyone educate me on these units?

https://www.acinfinity.com/compare/156/154/224

Which is better? rear or front exhaust?
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Looking at these to put on top of my receiver and future amp. My Denon and Marantz tend to get hot in the cabinet even though the cabinet don't have a front.

I cannot see a difference in these looking at their website. Can anyone educate me on these units?

https://www.acinfinity.com/compare/156/154/224

Which is better? rear or front exhaust?
It just depends on your setup.

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Well the top is pretty tight so I figured if I do either rear or front, it could double as a heater in winter haha. My marantz throws some serious heat
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Well the top is pretty tight so I figured if I do either rear or front, it could double as a heater in winter haha. My marantz throws some serious heat
I chose the rear exhaust because the back of my cabinet is open. Plus I read some reviews that say that the front exhaust sounds slightly noisier because the air is coming out toward you.

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I chose the rear exhaust because the back of my cabinet is open. Plus I read some reviews that say that the front exhaust sounds slightly noisier because the air is coming out toward you.

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Good point. Rear exhaust it is. Thanks
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I needed a front output unit, and wanted the T10 but it had a July estimated instock date. So, I ordered the S10 from Amazon......which worked great, but then a week later the T10 had a few instock on Amazon so I ordered one and paid the $11 to return ship the S10. Probably didn't need to, but I wanted the added capability of the T10 and the digital screen. It is nice to see the actual temperature. Even on the lowest fan speed the T10 keeps my Denon X2400H right at an indicated 80F using the Smart setting.
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Amazon has both the T8 and the T9 (front and rear exhaust) at $99. I will need 2 rear exhaust with digital display.

Do these go on sale sometimes?
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Amazon has both the T8 and the T9 (front and rear exhaust) at $99. I will need 2 rear exhaust with digital display.

Do these go on sale sometimes?
AC Infinity had a banner on the site here showing 20% off, using code AVS28 I think, but they charge shipping. It was basically the same price via Amazon and I have prime with 2 day shipping so I went through Amazon.
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AC Infinity had a banner on the site here showing 20% off, using code AVS28 I think, but they charge shipping. It was basically the same price via Amazon and I have prime with 2 day shipping so I went through Amazon.
Did you see a big difference in heat exchange when using these? ow about the fan noise?
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Yes, the upper surface of the receiver was hot before and now it is very cool. The entire case is cool now. I can have the T10 in the OFF mode, but the screen is still on and measuring temperature and you can watch the temperature climb, but running the fan set to 4 for it's max speed but it will maintain 80F with the fan at speed setting showing 1 using the SMART setting.

Fan speed 1-4 are probably the max I would want to use as far as noise goes. You can barely hear settings 1 and 2, and 3 and 4 are noticable but still fairly low for me. 5 and 6 are definitely loud, but I doubt you would need that speed unless you forgot to turn on the unit and were trying to cool down quickly.
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I ordered the T8 today from Amazon for my Anthem MRX-720, thanks for all the great info.! Does the T8 Stay on constantly or is there a way to use the 12V trigger on the back of the AVR?

It should work well with my BDI Ola cabinet.

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Not directly but I am using their Cloudline T6 pulling air from a 12" x 12" exhaust grill located directly above my equipment shelves. This is also being used, along with another T6 setup on the other side of the room, as a means of pulling warm air out of the theater in general. I'm hoping this will be enough to avoid installing a mini-split system.
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Just bought the T9 for my Denon x2300.
Any idea what should be the temp set for the smart option?

thanks!
Did you find the T9 is too deep for your x2300? The Denon is only 11.5" deep whereas the T9 is 13.5" deep so you have 2 inches hanging over the back of the AVR. Found that out with the S9 and my x2400.

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My T10 feet are partially on the back edge of my Denon X2400H with the front flush. The fans are still effective, even though they aren’t centered on the unit.
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I have a slightly different perspective. I do not want the fans cycling on and off. I prefer for it to just run on low the whole time the system is running. I bought a cool little gizmo on Amazon that you can plug into any outlet and it turn that outlet into a remote controlled outlet.


It comes with the device you plug into the outlet and the remote. With that, you can plug in the AC Infinity (I have the T8). Any time I turn on the stereo, I use the outlet remote to turn on the fan also.


https://www.amazon.com/Etekcity-Wire...wireless&psc=1
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