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Heat. Should my amp be toasty?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by BenPremium, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. BenPremium

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    It's a Denon 3802.

    Even when it's just powered up with no music playing it's still very warm to the touch. Not so hot it hurts but almost uncomfortably hot. It's sat on its own stand with free air all around it so spacing isn't an issue. Just wondering if it should be so warm.

    Also do people leave their amps on standby/switch them off when not using them? Cos I tend to leave mine on all day. Is this a problem, will it reduce the lifespan?

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  2. SurferDude

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    My SR7400 certainly gets toasty, but the manual says 20cm back, top and sides gap to let it breath. I leave mine on standby when not in use and it cools right down. Only gets toasty when I'm driving all them channels.

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  3. vonhosen

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    Same here

    Gets very hot when used (despite being on its own shelf with lots of space all round) & is left on standby when not being used.

    In fact I tend to turn the heating down because of it :laugh:
     

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