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Old 03-17-2019, 12:06 AM
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For solid state electronics, running cool is almost never a problem. The cooler the better. The only problems that generally arise happen as side effects of over cooling - for example, if you get something cold enough that condensation forms and the water starts falling on the electronics itself.

About the only other problems might be rubber belts and potentially glues which may go stuff and crack.

But in general, you could stick your receiver in your freezer and it would be perfectly happy as long as it was dry.
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Silly question: I just bought a T8 for my Marantz 7012 and I'm wondering where is the simple POWER button (ON/OFF). I set the unit to SMART, but when a I turn of my Marantz, the T8 screen are still ON. Tried to change MODE to OFF, but display is still ON too!

Sorry for my ignorance. I reviewed the manual but looks like there is no mention on how to turn this unit OFF.

-- What could be wonderful is that the unit turn ON/OFF automatically when I use my equipment --

Thanks for the advice!
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Silly question: I just bought a T8 for my Marantz 7012 and I'm wondering where is the simple POWER button (ON/OFF). I set the unit to SMART, but when a I turn of my Marantz, the T8 screen are still ON. Tried to change MODE to OFF, but display is still ON too!

Sorry for my ignorance. I reviewed the manual but looks like there is no mention on how to turn this unit OFF.

-- What could be wonderful is that the unit turn ON/OFF automatically when I use my equipment --

Thanks for the advice!
If the T8 is using SMART mode, the screen stays on 24/7. I spoke to an AC Infinity rep who said there's no harm leaving the LED powered on as it should last for many hours.

You could connect it to a smart power strip, that would turn on/off with the AVR, however, you probably want the T8 working for a short while after the AVR is powered off to dissipate the existing heat in the AVR.

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Silly question: I just bought a T8 for my Marantz 7012 and I'm wondering where is the simple POWER button (ON/OFF). I set the unit to SMART, but when a I turn of my Marantz, the T8 screen are still ON. Tried to change MODE to OFF, but display is still ON too!

Sorry for my ignorance. I reviewed the manual but looks like there is no mention on how to turn this unit OFF.

-- What could be wonderful is that the unit turn ON/OFF automatically when I use my equipment --

Thanks for the advice!
Page 14 of the manual: 1. Mode Button Cycles through the unit's modes: AUTO, SMART, OFF, ON, ALARM, although on my unit the OFF and ON are reversed in order. I turn off my T9 unit all the time by choosing OFF from the SMART mode.
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I leave it on Smart and turn the screen off. I don’t want to see it anyway.
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Page 14 of the manual: 1. Mode Button Cycles through the unit's modes: AUTO, SMART, OFF, ON, ALARM, although on my unit the OFF and ON are reversed in order. I turn off my T9 unit all the time by choosing OFF from the SMART mode.
Thanks. I already read the manual, but that OFF it's for Screen OFF, not Power OFF. So, my understanding is that all of you guys are using the T8 (or whatever version) ON all the time. When the receiver is OFF, the temp gos to very low and then the T8 stop working, but if you left the screen on, it will be that way forever. Is my understanding right?

If that is the way it works, I think it could be great to have a function like SCREEN AUTOPOWER OFF. I have to walk to the T8 and push the LEAF button everytime I want to turn the screen off.
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Thanks. I already read the manual, but that OFF it's for Screen OFF, not Power OFF. So, my understanding is that all of you guys are using the T8 (or whatever version) ON all the time. When the receiver is OFF, the temp gos to very low and then the T8 stop working, but if you left the screen on, it will be that way forever. Is my understanding right?

If that is the way it works, I think it could be great to have a function like SCREEN AUTOPOWER OFF. I have to walk to the T8 and push the LEAF button everytime I want to turn the screen off.
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Figured I'd add my experience to the thread.
I have a Denon X2400h that sits in an entertainment center with about 3 inches on each side of space. The unit shut off on me once when watching a Blu-ray at near reference level, and the top was hot enough to burn (I think it read close to 140 ), so I set a floor fan to keep it cool and started looking for solutions.

Got the AC Infinty T10 (front exhaust). Without this unit, my system reads 120*+ even at regular listening volume! (IR gun).
I set the T10 to Smart mode, at 2* set at 94* (full speed max). Watched another movie at -10dB or so, and the system never went above 90*! That’s a 30 degree reduction for $110... worth every penny!

When system is off, the fans shut off once it goes below 85. I plan on messing around with some other settings such as auto, but so far, this works just fine for me.


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I also have a x2400 and the full size Infinity fans are bigger(deeper) than the AVR. I ended up getting the smaller s6 fan and it works just fine. I know I never reached the 120* temps the above user mentioned, not even close as I don't play my AVR very loud, maybe -20db.

But for peace of mind it was worth the $50 expenditure.

https://www.acinfinity.com/component...ar-exhaust-12/

I have the LED's turned off so I don't see anything, just occasionally hear the fan coming on.

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My friend got one to replace a homemade setup and he LOVES it, particularly the visual fan speed indication. No noise that I noticed, and I have VERY sensitive ears.
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I have 3 t8"s 1 for my Rotel RMB-1575, 1 for my Rotel RMB-1585 and 1 for my Marantz 8805. I have noticed that on the Marantz 8805 the fans on the T8 do not line up with the top vents on the Marantz 8805, so my question is should I line the fans up with the vents on the 8805 or just push the front of the T8 with the front of the 8805 so everything is flush. I also read in the manual that you can stack up to 30lbs onto the top of a T8, thoughts? I sure could use the extra room in cabinet height wise if I stacked my Rotel RMB-1585 on my Rotel RMB-1575 with the T8 in the middle.
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I have 3 t8"s 1 for my Rotel RMB-1575, 1 for my Rotel RMB-1585 and 1 for my Marantz 8805. I have noticed that on the Marantz 8805 the fans on the T8 do not line up with the top vents on the Marantz 8805, so my question is should I line the fans up with the vents on the 8805 or just push the front of the T8 with the front of the 8805 so everything is flush. I also read in the manual that you can stack up to 30lbs onto the top of a T8, thoughts? I sure could use the extra room in cabinet height wise if I stacked my Rotel RMB-1585 on my Rotel RMB-1575 with the T8 in the middle.


Aligning the front of the units would be more visually appealing, but aligning the vents would provide optimum ventilation. How far off are the vents? Is there any overlap? If not, push it back, you have one inch of room to push the T8 back.


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Aesthetic concern only, But I wish they'd make a model without the rounded Marantz corners. Pretty much every other processor or receiver on the market has straight corners.

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Aligning the front of the units would be more visually appealing, but aligning the vents would provide optimum ventilation. How far off are the vents? Is there any overlap? If not, push it back, you have one inch of room to push the T8 back.


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If I want to align the fans of the T8 with the vents of the 8805 the feet of the T8 are on the very edge of the 8805.
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If I want to align the fans of the T8 with the vents of the 8805 the feet of the T8 are on the very edge of the 8805.


Well you have two options, if there’s some kind of overlap, leave it flush and since it’s a rear exhaust, it will still carry out the heat from the part it doesn’t cover (although not as efficient). If pushing it back doesn’t bother you, you’ll get the most out of your unit. Try both ways with the next two movies or albums you listen to, and see how much the difference is.


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I have 3 t8"s 1 for my Rotel RMB-1575, 1 for my Rotel RMB-1585 and 1 for my Marantz 8805. I have noticed that on the Marantz 8805 the fans on the T8 do not line up with the top vents on the Marantz 8805, so my question is should I line the fans up with the vents on the 8805 or just push the front of the T8 with the front of the 8805 so everything is flush. I also read in the manual that you can stack up to 30lbs onto the top of a T8, thoughts? I sure could use the extra room in cabinet height wise if I stacked my Rotel RMB-1585 on my Rotel RMB-1575 with the T8 in the middle.
i stacked my crown amp on top... granted only 13 lbs, but no flex at all. i think it could do 30lbs all day long...

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I have 3 t8"s 1 for my Rotel RMB-1575, 1 for my Rotel RMB-1585 and 1 for my Marantz 8805. I have noticed that on the Marantz 8805 the fans on the T8 do not line up with the top vents on the Marantz 8805, so my question is should I line the fans up with the vents on the 8805 or just push the front of the T8 with the front of the 8805 so everything is flush. I also read in the manual that you can stack up to 30lbs onto the top of a T8, thoughts? I sure could use the extra room in cabinet height wise if I stacked my Rotel RMB-1585 on my Rotel RMB-1575 with the T8 in the middle.
Another reason to push the T8 back to align with the rear edge of the AVP is that the T8 temp probe is about 2" back from the front of the T8 and the hottest part of the AVP is generally the video card located to the rear. So pushing it back a few inches puts the probe closer to the hottest part of the AVP.

Also, a benefit of using an AC Infinity fan is the ability to stack another component on top of it so go ahead and do so with the 30lb limitation in mind.
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Another reason to push the T8 back to align with the rear edge of the AVP is that the T8 temp probe is about 2" back from the front of the T8 and the hottest part of the AVP is generally the video card located to the rear. So pushing it back a few inches puts the probe closer to the hottest part of the AVP.

Also, a benefit of using an AC Infinity fan is the ability to stack another component on top of it so go ahead and do so with the 30lb limitation in mind.
Thanks that is what I was wondering and the info I was looking for.
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I bought the S7. The fan on the high setting is loud. 3/4 speed is ok. During regular use on smart setting it runs between high and 3/4. Even with the fans I still had the avr shut down today. I wish they would make the bigger model not as deep for us with the lesser models. I could really use the 3 fans.
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I bought the S7. The fan on the high setting is loud. 3/4 speed is ok. During regular use on smart setting it runs between high and 3/4. Even with the fans I still had the avr shut down today. I wish they would make the bigger model not as deep for us with the lesser models. I could really use the 3 fans.


Yeah that’s pretty crazy that it can’t keep up. Watched 2 movies today at -10db (70), and the temp never read above 89. Got the T10 set to 94 on smart at 4* increments for now.

How do your fans align with your vents? It should still be able to keep it from shutting off I think.


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I bought the S7. The fan on the high setting is loud. 3/4 speed is ok. During regular use on smart setting it runs between high and 3/4. Even with the fans I still had the avr shut down today. I wish they would make the bigger model not as deep for us with the lesser models. I could really use the 3 fans.
The larger models (S8/T8) should easily fit on top of the lower level models. What are the dimensions of the shelf in which the AVR is placed? Is there an open front and back?
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It sits on a bookshelf. Open front. Back is cut out just enough for the wires and wifi antennas. I have the fans centered on the top of the avr. I would have to cut out more of the backing to fit the larger unit. I was listening to music for about an hour or so at -10 to 0 mv.

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It sits on a bookshelf. Open front. Back is cut out just enough for the wires and wifi antennas. I have the fans centered on the top of the avr. I would have to cut out more of the backing to fit the larger unit. I was listening to music for about an hour or so at -10 to 0 mv.
With an open front, consider instead the S10/T10 as it will still sit on top of the shorter model.
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Well... looks like an exchange is in my future. Thanks for the info. I overlooked that some how.

I measured the shelf again tonight. It is 12.25in deep. I will have to cut out more of the back to make it fit or it will stick out the front a lot. I just might have to order and try it...

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Next question. If I have to cut open the back of the bookshelf to make it fit should I get the rear exhaust or should I get the top so I get the best cooling? The shelf above is about 2in from the ac infinity. The only reason I like the front exhaust is if I don't have to cut the back or for future locations.

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Next question. If I have to cut open the back of the bookshelf to make it fit should I get the rear exhaust or should I get the top so I get the best cooling? The shelf above is about 2in from the ac infinity. The only reason I like the front exhaust is if I don't have to cut the back or for future locations.
There is insufficient space for the "top" exhaust model, rather you would want to consider either the "front" exhaust (S10/T10) or "rear" exhaust (S8/T8, if rear panel is cut out).
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There is insufficient space for the "top" exhaust model, rather you would want to consider either the "front" exhaust (S10/T10) or "rear" exhaust (S8/T8, if rear panel is cut out).
Got the T10 today so far it is keeping it at 84-85. AND VERY QUIET! I will update when I get to let it loose! I had to cut out the back of my bookshelf to make it fit but so far it was worth it.

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Would there be any issues with an Aircom unit running near-continuously? I set my Aircom S8 to Smart Mode. In the summer months, the room temperature is high enough that the lowest fan speed setting is engaged for most of the day.

I guess I could just turn it off when not in use, but my preference would be to "set it and forget it".
Mine is connected to my power conditioner so when I turn the panamax off, it turns off my denon receiver, my amp, my dedicated router, 2 subs and the T-10 aircom. These only get turned on when I use my movie room. I would think the more you use anything, the faster it would wear out but these units seem to be well constructed.
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Got the T10 today so far it is keeping it at 84-85. AND VERY QUIET! I will update when I get to let it loose! I had to cut out the back of my bookshelf to make it fit but so far it was worth it.
I just installed mine yesterday (T-10 front exhaust) and I have it on auto set to fan speed of 2 at 84 degrees. Barely hear anything even in a quiet room.

Keeps my Denon cool. Before that, it was running around 100 degrees F.
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As you can see from the attached picture, I use Inter Metro wire shelving for my closed component cabinet. I have a fan on the back of the cabinet with a hole drilled into the wall studs to pull heat out of the cabinet itself.

Recently, I relegated my B&K 125 watt amp to the rears and Atmos channels, and I bought an Anthem MCA525 for my LCR and sides. Both of these sit below my AVM 60 preamp.

Although there's plenty of space to the sides and rears of each amp, and there's 3-inches clearance between the three components, the open shelving doesn't prevent the heat from both rising into the bottom of the preamp. The Anthem has holes all around it, including the bottom. That's two fairly powerful amps sitting below my preamp with nothing preventing the heat from rising up into it.

So, easy fix for the preamp. I bought a T8 to set on top of the higher amp to pull the heat to the back of the cabinet, which should work great.

Here's my question: Because of the front ledge of the wired shelving, I don't think I can fit another T8 on top of the bottom without a lot of complication, and again, the heat from the B&K heat just goes directly into the holes on the bottom of the Anthem amp.

However, it seems to me that the T8 on top of the Anthem "should" manage the heat for both to a degree. The B&K doesn't really get that all that hot, so my thinking goes, the T8 can alleviate the heat from the Anthem and the heat it's absorbing from the B&K below. The T8 will just have to work a little harder and longer to do so.

Am I right?

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