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Heat in my cabinet

Discussion in 'AV Stands, Cabinets, Seating & Furniture' started by sean in singers, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. sean in singers

    sean in singers
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    I've just finished setting up my kit; a denon 2805/2910 combo with a pioneer external tuner and cable tv box. I've installed it all in a two shelf cabinet, and had 3 vents cut in the back (approx 10cm x 10cm each). After the system has been on for a while the heat generated in side the cabinet is pretty amazing. Am I likely to damage my equipment, or should it tolerate this kind of temperature? (yet to actually take the temp inside, but bloody hot I think could well describe it).

    Should I install some sort of fan to expel the hot air? If so, any recommendations?

    Cheers
    Sean
     
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    You'll probably find it's the cable box that's cooking everything - mine runs very hot indeed. If you can't cut more holes then a fan would be a sensible alternative - probably a silent PC one powered from a DC power supply.
    It probably won't damage your kit any more than if you were running it all in a hot country, but I wouldn't take the risk if it were mine.
     
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    Thanks Andy. I thought I'd be smart and installed an AC fan using the power out from the amp; problem is it now sounds like a plane about to take off. So, I'll try the PC fan option with a DC supply...

    I also live in a hot country, so best get on with it.

    CHeers
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