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Best Answer silverhead , 10 June 2013 - 09:03 AM

I am neither an electronics engineer nor a heat/ventilation specialist, but I would have thought that the fan turns on/off on an operating temperature basis, whether or not there is sound/signal being transmitted at any given moment. That will have a lot to do with your room and local ventilation, and it may not be easy to say what is 'normal'.

 

In other words, I doubt that there is any engineering specification that says 'The fan should come on every X seconds and run for Y seconds'. While that would give you a benchmark for comparing yours, I think the reality is much more dynamic.

 

As long as your fans are operating and you are not sensing any overheating then I would assume everything is OK.

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#1 Octo777

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:36 AM

What should be the normal fan operation for the StageSource speakers? Generally I was in the understanding that the fans only ran when getting a signal and thats generally what happens.

 

My most regular set up is my M20d to 2 x L3m's via L6 Link. I play, fans run a bit after then stop.

 

Fairly often though, the fans will continue to run even though the desk is muted and there is no sound running through it or the speakers.

 

If I turn the speakers off, then on again, the fan's don't start till they are getting a signal through them and quite often will keep running after I've stopped still.

 

It's been quite warm here in Scotland believe it or not and the average temperature in my studio has been around 20 to 26 degrees Celsius depending on the day but I would assume that theses pro level speakers are more than capable of dealing with those kind of operating temperatures without issue, right?

 

I'm probably just being paranoid given the issues I had when I first got my speakers, just want to make sure everything is working as it should.

 

If anyone can shed any light, I'd be greatly appreciative. Cheers!


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#2 silverhead

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:03 AM   Best Answer

I am neither an electronics engineer nor a heat/ventilation specialist, but I would have thought that the fan turns on/off on an operating temperature basis, whether or not there is sound/signal being transmitted at any given moment. That will have a lot to do with your room and local ventilation, and it may not be easy to say what is 'normal'.

 

In other words, I doubt that there is any engineering specification that says 'The fan should come on every X seconds and run for Y seconds'. While that would give you a benchmark for comparing yours, I think the reality is much more dynamic.

 

As long as your fans are operating and you are not sensing any overheating then I would assume everything is OK.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:19 AM

Correct.  The fans are not coupled to audio signal but rather internal temperatures.  So they come on when temperatures cross a threshold and turn off if/when you get back below that threshold. 



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:09 PM

Correct.  The fans are not coupled to audio signal but rather internal temperatures.  So they come on when temperatures cross a threshold and turn off if/when you get back below that threshold. 

 

...And, as you'll almost certainly have noticed from the cooling fans in (and/or your touching of) your "other" computers, those internal temperatures often derive less from external influences than from the size of the "number-crunching" load placed on their digital processors.

 

With StageScape (and other) digital audio gear, that thermal "picture" is further complicated by additional variables that arise from the current being supplied for amplification, ...the perceived quality of which (according to the repeated and detailed observations that I volunteered to make while I was in Scotland) is hugely affected by the volume, frequency and ambience that attach to the consumption of various single malts.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:22 PM

Aahhh... yes.... the single malt factor. That alone has been responsible for significantly elevating my self-perception of the quality of my sound. And she's a duplicitous wench, that single malt, for to everyone else's ears it has a negative affect on my sound/playing.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:30 AM

Ah thats great, thanks for the information folks.

 

Certainly not sensing any overheating or anything, like I say I am just extra paranoid about the behaviour of my speakers from time to time given those initial issues I had.

 

Glad to say that I haven't had any problems at all since and the whole system works brilliantly whether I've got everything set up with Sub's included or just Tops and a Monitor for acoustic shows.

 

 

And I live very much in the heart of Whiskey Country with many of the well known distillery's being literally down the road.....however I do not partake in consumption of the local offerings, which is probably a good thing based on others experiences! Haha!


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