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In Reply to: RE: As a general rule, do tube amps run hotter with the cage... posted by bjamz on May 22, 2017 at 04:16:33
It's the same heat on or off but I like to keep the amp cooler. So topless it is.
Here in Arizona when the temps start getting around 110+ I like to switch over to a SS amp. And smart comments aside even at those temps an AC isn't going to cut it.
But I hear you. Use a fan to blow some air OUT of the room. Or use a ceiling fan if you have one. The key is circulate the air to other rooms. Best of luck to ya.
Smart comments aside, if your A/C can not keep your house cool because of a tube amp you need a new A/C, REALLY.
I totally agree my A/C can barely cope w/ the heat produced by my monoblocks high powered tube amps, but w/ my medium powered amps it's adequate . Time for me to buy an additional A/C to the room , but I can't for now my vintage sports car is the one I'm spending on at this time .
A/C is mandatory in our country because we're in the tropics .
The jury is still out, but even going from a 50" plasma TV to a much larger and more efficient OLED, it would appear my AC bill is going to drop.
I make full use of the colder rooms at the back of the house to 'cycle' cooler air to the front.
If I thoroughly cool the house off at nite, and close up 1st thing, I can keep the AC off until 3pm or maybe even later.
Too much is never enough
The rest of the house is fine. It's the room the stereo is in. If the ceiling fan is going it's livable. Again the trick is air good circulation in and out of the room.
But when temps start hitting 115 you can get a little irritable even with the fan going.
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