my XSP-1 gen 2 review Aug 9, 2014 16:51:09 GMT -5
Post by sahmen on Aug 9, 2014 16:51:09 GMT -5
flatpicker: I have no formal training or expertise in managing electrical circuits, so I cannot offer any scientifically informed insight regarding the heating issues you're describing. However, I can safely say, that in the first 3 days of their operation, I was anxiously placing my palm on the units after every two to three hours of use for a temperature check, because I had also read about he heating issues and wanted to verify for myself whether there was anything I should be concerned about..I was also wondering whether I would need fans for the unitsl After several trips to the rack without discovering anything "alarming," and nothing that I could remotely call "hot," I began to relax and enjoy the units without any further anxiety. For what it's worth, mine are positioned on open racks--meaning open on all four sides, with several inches (i.e. more than 6 inches) of clearance on top. I also listen at low to moderate volumes (-25 to -35 on the XSP-1 volume display). I am not sure how any of this reflects on your experience, but I thought I should just share. By the way, have you spoken to Emo Tech support about your experience?
I've sometimes wondered and almost gotten to the point of asking if maybe my XPA-1L is not right. Mine gets too hot to touch, and this is when it's in A/B mode. It troubles me a bit. My XPA-2, to the side of it, is way, way cooler. I thought I might search to see what others have found. The XPA-2 is driving Maggie 1.7's and the XPA-1L is driving the Maggie center channel CC5. I used to leave the main audio setup on to soothe the dogs with laid back directv "new age" music... but since creating this setup, I don't feel comfortable, leaving home with the XPA-1L turned on. I wish mine only got "very slightly warm" like the XPA-2's... maybe mine has a bad circuit?