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Arcam AVR300 Stacking Kit On Top

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  1. TimHiFi

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    All ... another one for you ...

    The Arcam Manual says not to put anything on top of the Amplifier (like a CD or DVD Player). But all their marketing stuff clearly shows the DVD79 sitting on top of it !

    So, are we allowed to put a DVD Player on top of the Amp ?

    If not, how much of a gap should I leave anyway ?

    Regards

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    I have both my DVD player and satellite STB on top of my AVR300. But, I have extra feet to provide more space between them, and I don't use the AVR amp section since I have outboard Alpha amps to drive the speakers.

    If you are using the AVR amp section, you could run into cooling issues with both AVR and DVD player. I recommend not stacking on top of the AVR if possible.
     
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    The pictures in the brochures etc are purely for aesthetic purposes and not indicative of how you should position thme in normal use.

    As dwette says above I would not really recommend putting anything on top of the amplifier unless you have to. If you do have to try to put extra spacers between the two units to allow better ventilation.
     
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    Hi Dwette / Crustyloafer - my AVR has about a 2 inch space above it to the next shelf, do you think that is sufficient? I ask as I recently had to send the unit back to arcam to be repaired - the issue I had sounded like a weld or some other connection getting seperated as the unit warmed up.
     
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    Two inches above is probably OK. Before I changed my kit to use outboard amps I had my AVR sitting on a shelf with about 2" of vent space above and I never noticed the fans coming on, even under high load.
     
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    Seem to remember reading somewhere in an Arcam manual about a minimum 2" gap between amps.
     
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    It's all about cooling and mileage will vary. If you have a shelf that's open to the back and you generally don't push it to loud volumes on a regular basis, you may get away with less space in between.

    If the fan comes on all the time that's a red flag to use a different arrangement. If not, you're likely OK.

    In the worst case scenario one might add a fan to pull hot air away from or push cool air onto the equipment.
     
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    Sounds like its best not to put anything on top of the amp then.

    It didn't sound like a good idea, its just that the Marketing stuff shows it that way.

    Better to be cautious I suppose

    Thanks !

    Tim
     

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