606 without feet?

papa_lazarou

Novice Member
Hi all, can anybody please tell me the height of the 606 with the feet removed?

Thanks in advance,

Papa.
 

stevelup

Distinguished Member
It'll be a couple of inches - after you have sieved through the remains of your burnt down house :)

Seriously - you can't do this - the amp draws the cool air in through the bottom!

Steve
 

stevelup

Distinguished Member
Why is that a useful piece of information to anyone?

If you remove the feet from a 606, it will shut down in a matter of minutes.
 

namuk

Distinguished Member
Agreed with steve, the feet are there for a reason .. IMOP Do not take them off ..


Bad idea Indeed :rolleyes:
 

stevelup

Distinguished Member
Want a bet? With the bottom vents covered, it is impossible for the amp to cool itself at all.

My amp - in its adequately ventilated location becomes unbearably hot after ten minutes at 0dB.

I'd give it a minute or two at the most with the vents covered before it goes into thermal protection.
 
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namuk

Distinguished Member
Want a bet? With the bottom vents covered, it is impossible for the amp to cool itself at all.

My amp - in it's adequately ventilated location becomes unbearably hot after ten minutes at 0dB.

I'd give it a minute or two at the most with the vents covered before it goes into thermal protection.
:thumbsup:

What amp do you have?
 

namuk

Distinguished Member
max i got (very hot day with feet) on mine was 60c not seen this since , onkyo though did say normal operating temp .. but it does run cooler than a Ax10i

just bring up temps next time you run at 0db see what it says:thumbsup:
 

stevelup

Distinguished Member
Mine is about the same. Too hot to comfortably leave your hand on - but it's designed to work like that.

One you block the holes underneath and there is no air flowing through the unit, that is when trouble will start. If you look through the lid, you can see that the heatsinks run right through the middle - with the bottom covered, there is no other entry point for cool air and it will just sit there getting hotter and hotter.

The other thing that worries me about removing the feet is that the only reason you would want to do that is if you have limited space. Clearance above and below is critical on those units.
 

papa_lazarou

Novice Member
Approx 16cm


Thanks to Oily for answering the question! to all the others please do not jump to conlusions. the amp was going to be sat on a grill set into the shelf which would have given it the airflow it needed to cool. Unfortunately 16cm still isn't enough space to do what I wanted to do.

Now since this post has upset so many people, can anybody point me in the right direction of an amp that isn't so high, without breaking the bank ala Harmon Kardon.

Thanks again in advance.

Papa.
 

thenicklouse

Novice Member
so what height would be good?
 

papa_lazarou

Novice Member
I was looking for something around 15cm, I know this is pretty small for an amp and probably won't get anything. And obviously I would prefer not to take the feet off it but it is always an option.

Think I will probably just end up sitting the amp on top of the unit although I really wanted it in the shelf.
 

Oily

Novice Member
Want a bet? With the bottom vents covered, it is impossible for the amp to cool itself at all.

My amp - in its adequately ventilated location becomes unbearably hot after ten minutes at 0dB.

I'd give it a minute or two at the most with the vents covered before it goes into thermal protection.
I use mine without feet for hours on end most evenings without it going into 'thermal protection'
Still want to bet? :rolleyes:
 

stevelup

Distinguished Member
Well the x05 series must be different then because if you take the feet off, the unit would be sitting directly on its two fan vents - thus rendering the fans completely ineffective.
 

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