Originally Posted By michael_d
Originally Posted By Mojo
Has your Anthem ignited yet, Michael? All the ADAs I have run cool even with 2400W peaks.

Not yet, but I'm not using ANY of the amps. I have an external ICE base amplifiers. - and they run cool.

I did get my T8 cooling fan. Pretty slick device. I can set it up to start pulling air at any temp or fan speed. I have not had time to watch a movie though, so I don't know if the Anthem's fan will run yet.

I might also add that some of the guys at AVS reported the MRX fan would run, even when using external amps, so this is not a "hot amp" thing, but a processor thing. My MRX fan only came on during movies with multi-channel sound processing.

I'm planning on getting an MRX and doing exactly the same thing. I wonder if there's a way to just 'turn off' internal amplification altogether. Or does it effectively do that by itself when nothing is connected to the binding posts?

Axiom M5HP VP160 M3 ADA1000
Anthem MRX 720
SVS SB-3000 (dual)