Post by knucklehead on Apr 6, 2016 22:48:06 GMT -5
I have a Fusion Flex amp and a Sherbourn PA 2-50 which are basically the same as the Mini X. I've never heard or seen the fan on either one turn on. The Flex sits on top of the Sherbourn. Neither gets even warm. They seem to be quite efficient.
Yamaha A-S1000 Int Amp - Salk SongTowers - Oppo 103 - HTPC (Linux Mint) Other Gear: Yamaha RX-A2070, Klipsch Ref Center, Emotiva ERD-1's Twas a woman who drove me to drink. I never had the decency to write and thank her.
Just for the record, I have seen the fan run. I was playing Bryan Adams' MTV Unplugged album (live performance, all acoustic instruments except for electric bass, plenty of low end without murderous top end) through Airmotiv T1s (4-ohms impedance, 3.6 ohms minimum) with the source volume and amp volume both at maximum, and after half the album had elapsed, the fan did run for a little while. But you've got to really hit the amp hard to get the fan to run, and even when it is running, it is inaudible from a couple feet away - you've got to put your ear up to it to hear any bladepass noise or moving air.
FWIW, the combination of the A-100 (now a model in the BasX line) and the T1s is spectacular. The T1 towers stayed smooth and composed, and I got the impression that they had plenty more to give, even though they were already playing at irresponsibly loud levels.
Still no replacement for the 50 Wpc a-100 mini-x. What a combo with my pair of Klipsch RB-81ii's and Onkyo C-7030 CDP, all bought new 11/15. I wish that had had the good sense to buy a spare a-100 - at $150, I should have known they were going bye-bye! They still could have saved the fan money - mine hasn't run yet!