Those that have followed my AE100/300 threads will probably know that my AE100 probably died of Heat soak and that I got an AE300 with the refund. I was thrilled with the quiet fan on the 300 because it meant I could actually run the fan on high permanently and the fan volume only increased to the level of the fan on low on my old ae100, thus hopefully protecting my 300 from suffering the same fate as my old PJ. The temps I'm getting with the the 300 with the fan on low were 70(internal) and 170(external) and with the fan on high they are 95(int) and 170(ext). Great I thought, a whole 20 point decrease in temp (taking into account the well known fact that as the reading increases in numerical value the temp is actually decreasing). The thing is though that I came across an old pic of the self check screen from my ae100 and the 2 temps were 150(int) and 170(ext). Now either this means the internal temp of my Ae300 is 50 points higher than my old AE100 and Panny have sacrificed internal cooling for the sake of reducing fan db's on the 300....or......they are using a new measurement of temps on the 300. Anyone got any idea, which might be the case?? Im a little bit worried now.............Though I suppose it will give me an excuse to get an AE400 next year!!