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Denon 550SD heat problem?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by lauriemac, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. lauriemac

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    Hi all

    I think I may have previously read something in the forum about the 500 becoming quite hot but I wondered whether I should be concerned about the heat my 550 is generating. I have plenty of ventilation around it and it sits on top of the DVD player so its grill is exposed to the air. However, I did notice it being really hot to touch last night and decided to switch it off at the wall for the first time since I got it.

    Is it normal for it to be hot?
    Should I need to switch it off at the socket rather than just putting it into standby?
    Has anybody else noticed this?

    Thanks
     
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    Someone did post that it should be O.K. to leave it on. Mine cools right down again in standby.
     
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    My 550 amp is on 24/7, it said in a home cinema mag that the amp is the only thing u shouldnt worry about putting into standby or turning off at the wall socket....apparently. :rolleyes:

    There is a thread on here somewhere about it though.

    EDIT

    Heres the brief thread i think the other poster was thinking of:-

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181588
     
  4. lauriemac

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    OK, thanks.

    I am still not convinced that it is normal for it to be this hot but I will experiement to see how cool it gets in standby. I have read also that it doesn't have a fan, so presumably all the 550s get pretty hot?!
     
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    I've just ordered the DHT500 and it should arrive later this week. I cant remember where the air vents are on this model - does anyone know as I was hoping to place something on top of it?
     
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    On the top and the right hand side (as you look at it).
     
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    Do these boxes run quite hot then? I was hoping to put my Sky+ or X-Box on top of the Denon.
     
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    It will run very hot if you cover the vents. I would definately recommend not putting anything on it. The manual states 10cm clearance all round.

    Cheers
     
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    Damn!
     

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