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Tag McLaren 100x5R - warm?

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by Kinofan, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. Kinofan

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    I'm interested in a 100x5R, see also here:

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=217619

    But before I buy one I like to ask you how warm will this amplifier be at:

    standby?
    running at min level?
    running at max level?

    I ask this question because the amplifier has to built in in a cabinet. Frontside gets air and backside gets air, but on the top there are only 2cm distance.

    I'm now using a Acurus 200x3 and this one is very cold. Also if I am listening very loud the amplifier gets not handwarm!

    Thanks for any information.
     
  2. Miron

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    Servus.

    It will rather get hot in such an environment than stay cold. This still does not mean it won't function well.

    If you need something that gets no hot, McIntosh might be the solution, but it sounds quite different.

    Regards
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  3. caleb

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    I had the 100x5 before changing to a 250x3.

    Neither gets warm even under heavy driving so shouldn't present a problem.

    At standby and under mild drive they dont get even warm.
     
  4. Kinofan

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    Thanks for your answer.

    Can you tell me something about the difference between the 100x5R and 3x250?

    My plan is to drive left and right chanel in bi-amping and center in single amping with a 100x5R.
     
  5. caleb

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    I'm not the best expert on this forum, but as far as I know the 100X5 is a five channel amplifier rated at 125 watts per channel.

    The 250x3 is a three channel amplifioer rated at 250 watts per channel.

    Both are conservative;y rated and are ideal for putting away in a cupboard becauise of their low heat output.

    My 250 x 3 is in a glass fronted cupboard and NEVER gets hot enough to bother me.
     
  6. Kinofan

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    Sorry caleb, my question was not clear enough.

    I would like to ask you what are the differences you heart when you changed from 100x5 to 250x3. Is it a great step in increasing the sound?
     
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    Sorry for misunderstanding.

    I had to change because I was driving B&W 802's with the 100x5, and it just didn't have the power to drive them well enough.

    The 250x3 did that very well, even though I now use it for Centre (HTM1) and rears (802's) with a paiur of Bryston 7B SST for the fronts.

    NOTHING wrong with the 100x5 driving the right speakers though.
     

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