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A/V amps....how hot does yours get.

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by paulr, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. paulr

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    I have a Denon 2802,...just wondered how hot yours gets and how much clearance you give it?

    Paul..
     
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    Hi

    Got a Denon as well and it can get fairly hot, got about 6 inches space above and 3-4 inches at the sides. The front pokes a few inches out in front of the shelf above though, so there´s nothing above that bit of the amp.:)
     
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    I have a 3802 and have 6 inches clearance at the sides and just over an inch above. Clear at the back (and front).
    I did wonder whether this would be enough as the manual specified about 4 inches, but it doesn't get anything other than 'warm'. Guess the fact that it's clear front and back helps the ventialtion a lot rather than being enclosed.

    Cheers.
     
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    Hi, got the 3802 as well and it got so hot at high volume levels that it actually heated up the glass rack 1 inch above it too! I have now moved it to the top of the rack and it's much better.
     
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    Read the manual and find out how much room your supposed to give it, then add a bit extra!
     
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    I can fry an egg on mine...
     
  7. paulr

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    ok..thanks....i think the answer is .....HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
     
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    I own a Denon 1802, it does not get hot I have it at the top of my stand so it has full air clearence to edges of my room.

    The only time it did get hot was a few days ago when the temp was in the 32-33 C area and the ambient temp in my room was quite high.

    Amps do get hot (esspessially when run at close to full tilt for a long period of time) but if they are well ventalated then they are ok.
     
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    My manual recommend 10 cm clearance.......the stand i've just bought will give it 8cm......if it gets too hot i'll put it on top,but i'd rather not.

    I'll monitor the situation.
     
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    Yamaha DSP-A1 on top of the rack with clearance all around. Handwarm only, even when driven hard.
     
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    Just to share something I noticed last night which could reduce the heat from the amp.....

    My 3802 is fed from the TV phono outputs. I was in the TV setup menu and noticed that the phono-out volume was only at about 50-60%. I cranked it up to about 90% of max and now I can run the 3802 at a much lower level for the same volume, and therefore less heat......

    Chris.
     

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