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Old 12th May 2002, 12:39 PM   #1
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What is the deal with these tower-like floor-standing amps?
Is it only a matter of design or function, I mean are they too heave to be put on shelves or are there any other special advantges?
As they are pretty cool I'm thinking of buiding two monoblocks
( they always come in monoblock versions, don't they?).
This approach seems good also because you can fit alot of power toroids and caps in them.

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Old 12th May 2002, 04:32 PM   #2
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I'm no sure to understand correctly the question... But I can explain that tower design is a way to improve cooling of the heat sinks, by effect of the draught (like in a chimney).

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Old 12th May 2002, 09:58 PM   #3
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Actually, I believe most extrusions' effectiveness must be derated as height increases.
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Old 12th May 2002, 10:51 PM   #4
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Actually, I believe most extrusions' effectiveness must be derated as height increases.
Looks like someone has read Thermalloy's app notes.........

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