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#431249 - 02/10/19 03:26 PM Re: Out with the old and in with the new [Re: Mojo]
brendo Offline
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Will a Toroidal fit in the Chassis.
Plus I thought the 818 or any Onker past the 7 series was THX certified.
That modification would make it more Integra.

When I got my Tascam PA-R200. Was super stoked 7.2 THX/Toroidal. Later found out was actually a Onkyo/Integra 30.4. Direct clone manual and all Just different faceplates. Made for Teac/Tascam in the Integra factory. Very short run 2013/2014. My M80 V.4 got it really warm.

Funny they've just released a tape deck {Tascam} nostalgia everywhere Vinyl and tapes on a come back.

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#431250 - 02/10/19 08:06 PM Re: Out with the old and in with the new [Re: Mojo]
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Electronic Craftsmen may be able to make one that fits but mounting it would be a challenge. The transformer is mounted on the front panel and it has some sort of floating vibration absorption. I cringe at the thought of having to do that surgery.

I have no idea how Onkyo managed to hit that price point with my receiver. Their unit profit must be paltry. Every channel has a discrete amp module. Heat sinking is well done and they put a lot of thought into that chassis. The transformer is a wee beast.

Yes, it's THX-certified but I don't know what that means. Where can I find the certification tests?

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#431260 - 02/11/19 08:29 PM Re: Out with the old and in with the new [Re: Mojo]
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Supposedly THX certification should have ability to fill 2000 plus rooms with ease. So should have some similar transformer already, maybe not proper toroidal.


Have seen videos of people taking out their toroidal transformers and adding isolation and such under. As long as it's similar size shouldn't be to hard of surgery.

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#431264 - 02/11/19 11:09 PM Re: Out with the old and in with the new [Re: Mojo]
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THX apparently covers 2000 cu. ft. and 10 foot distance from the mains. THX Ultra2 is for 3000 cu.ft. rooms and 12 foot distance from the mains.

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#431266 - 02/11/19 11:21 PM Re: Out with the old and in with the new [Re: Mojo]
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Maybe that's why my last AVR got so hot. Was THX select2, my seating is about 13/14ft? Typically Onkyo are rated 6 Ohm as opposed to 4 in North America though. I always thought that was reason for the heat. Maybe I was pushing it to hard with my distance?

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#431268 - 02/11/19 11:35 PM Re: Out with the old and in with the new [Re: Mojo]
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Adequate ventilation?

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#431269 - 02/12/19 08:27 AM Re: Out with the old and in with the new [Re: Mojo]
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Get yourself an Aircom T9 and cool that sucker. Great little units, I bought three of them, and none of my electronics get any hotter than 85F where I have my low setting.
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#431270 - 02/12/19 08:54 AM Re: Out with the old and in with the new [Re: Adrian]
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Originally Posted By Adrian
Get yourself an Aircom T9 and cool that sucker. Great little units, I bought three of them, and none of my electronics get any hotter than 85F where I have my low setting.


I second the Aircom T9 recommendation. I got one to cool my Onkyo when upgrading to the VP180 4-ohm beast. Without the Aircom, the Onkyo can easily reach 120F during action movies. The Aircom can maintain temp at 85F on low and 80F on high (though you can hear it during silent portions of the movie).

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#431271 - 02/12/19 09:04 AM Re: Out with the old and in with the new [Re: Mojo]
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I purchased a few Thermaltake USB powered devices and agree with the cooling need for devices. They are quiet, versatile, powerful and cheap..a necessity for closed spaces and devices that can run hot.
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#431278 - 02/13/19 06:41 PM Re: Out with the old and in with the new [Re: Mojo]
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Those Aircom units look pretty decent. Neat how they cover the whole top of an AVR.
For the last couple years I've used a USB dual fan. had it blowing in to the units for a long time. Now use it pulling air from the warmest part of my Anthem. Not a proper Aircom but still effective.

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