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AAARGH! Heat!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by fraggle, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. fraggle

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    Halfway through watching the second DVD of LoTR Pt III and one of me amps gets too hot and trips out.

    So I've now got it on pause, with the amp turned off, waiting for it to cool down, and praying its not gone pop or a speaker hasn't gone pop.

    And its *right* in the middle of a really riveting scene as well...

    :censored: :mad: :censored:
     
  2. Ed Selley

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    That to me is nature's way of saying "upgrade" :laugh:. On a more serious note, has it done it before? and are there any signs of anyhting more serious wrong?
     
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    Is the house insured against fire :eek:
     
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    12:03 am! I bet your neighbours love you :D

    Might be a silly question is your amp well ventalated? Went round my bros the other day and he had his VCR sitting on top of the vents :suicide: :rolleyes:
     
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    I also fear over heating in my equipment. Just make sure its properly ventilated. I actually use a small PC (AC) type fan that sits behind the amp and blasts air in to the vents of the amp.
    Keeps is totaly cool even after hours of use and doesnt make any nouse since its small.
     
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    I've been looking for a small quiet fan for the same reason.Anyone been more successful than myself in finding one?Or should I resort to water cooling :D
     
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    Both the power amps are in a cabinet with a temperature controlled fan.

    I waited 10 mins, turned the power amp back on and it was OK, until I started the DVD again and sound came out, then it tripped out straight away.

    Unplugging the bass drivers on both speakers and the amp doesn't trip out.

    I haven't investigated further, too depressing. Speakers cost £1800 (£2800 new) and the amp (Primare 30.5) costs about £1200 new :(
     
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    Detached house, so unless its *really* wound up they don't care :)
     
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    I *think* I've damaged the voice coil in one of the bass drivers.

    According to the man from Epos the ES30s (which are my main speakers) need a huge amp to control the bass driver tightly. I would have thought 2 x 120W (2 x 240W into 4 ohms) per speaker (they're bi amped using two channels in the 30.5 each) would have been enough! :rolleyes:
     

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