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Denon 550SD heat problem?

lauriemac

Standard Member
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
 
S

Strangerer

Guest
Someone did post that it should be O.K. to leave it on. Mine cools right down again in standby.
 

duckson

Active Member
Strangerer said:
Someone did post that it should be O.K. to leave it on. Mine cools right down again in standby.

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
 

lauriemac

Standard Member
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?!
 

gillw

Active Member
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?
 

gillw

Active Member
Do these boxes run quite hot then? I was hoping to put my Sky+ or X-Box on top of the Denon.
 

Radg

Standard Member
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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