Height of Yamaha RX-V357 amp

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    Hi there

    Can anyone with a measuring tape please measure the height of the 357 amp as I am wondering if it will fit in the space I have for it. The spec sheet says 151mm but I was wondering if you could remove the feet as the space I have is around 148mm tall.

    Any help much appreciated!
     
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    I believe the feet are removable and they are about 20mm tall, so you'd get some space on top too. I've looked in poor light, through my glass stand (I don't want to drag it all out and have to mess with cables). There is a definite recess in the centre of the feet as though they are held by screws. It might entail removing the bottom case, but no big deal.:smashin:
    Having said that, you'll have to put something underneath to lift it say 10mm, because you'll block off the bottom vents.
    BTW, I'm talking about my 557, which I would guess is the same setup.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, looks like this will be a doer then!
     
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    As mentioned, be careful not to restrict airflow through the bottom of the receiver.

    On the other hand the RX-V357 is not really a powerful receiver and you could get away with removing the rubber feet. Just monitor heat build up.
     
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    Yup thanks.

    I take it that all the cooling in the 357 is passive and there are no fans in the amp?

    Are there any vents on the side or are they all situated underneath?
     
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    I think Yamaha recommend 4-8 cm gap arround all there amps so they can vent the heat they produce. You might be better off looking for a half height amp if all the room you have is 148mm.
     
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    I know Skinny will ask if I work for CA:hiya: , BUT another possible solution for you would be to have a look at the Cambridge Audio Azur 540R.

    It is only 100mm high and is definitely a better sounding(and way more powerful) receiver than the Yamaha RX-V357. Maybe the only drawback could be that it runs fairly hot, but I am sure that the +- 50mm gap at the top would suffice.
     
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    Can someone tell me where the vents are situated on the amp? top/bottom/sides??

    Also I assume that some people have these in quite tight enclosures, possibly with other units on top. Have you had any problems with overheating?
     
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    mmm just have had a borrow of my friends 357 amp and there isn't much space around the unit at all!

    With the feet off there would be around 15mm above the top (where there are vents) and maybe 15-20mm either side of the amp.

    The unit won't be enclosed on the front (ie no glass doors) but it's enclosed by wood top bottom and sides.

    Can anyone comment on how hot this amp gets and If anyone has had experience of it overheating (would it switch off safely or completely die straight away)

    If not has anyone got any suggestions on a slimline amp for around £150?

    The only one I can see is the Samsung AVR601 and that's £200.

    I feel I would be better getting the yamaha and buying a new TV unit instead!
     

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