Hi-Fi Placement? Help!

fasjas

Standard Member
Hi All,
Just wondering if anyone could give me any advice here.



I have to fit my hi-fi into a smaller space than I used to have it, and this might mean having to store the amplifier (a fairly old Teac) upright and on its side, rather than longways (on its feet). Just interested if anyone would think this could change the sound atall, or would it be totally the same as having it longways as I always used to have it.


The alternative is I take the feet off my turntable, and put that on top of my amplifier (i have to take the feet off to get it on top, as the deck is much deeper than the amp, the back feet can't fit on).. will that change the sound atall either?


Any help would be brilliant. Many thanks.
 

Gaspode_TWD

Member
As long as there is enough air arround the amp to allow it to cool you are unlikely to hear any difference in the sound of the amp. I would suspect that putting the turntable on top of the amp could have an adverse effect on the sound of records being played.
 

makemywish

Active Member
Hi All,
Just wondering if anyone could give me any advice here.



I have to fit my hi-fi into a smaller space than I used to have it, and this might mean having to store the amplifier (a fairly old Teac) upright and on its side, rather than longways (on its feet). Just interested if anyone would think this could change the sound atall, or would it be totally the same as having it longways as I always used to have it.
If the amp vents are not in the right place, warm/hot air would collect on top of the now vertically placed amp. Would it overheat one side of the system? Quite likely. An option be do to take the lid off and drill holes on the side that will be on the top side so ventilation is created.
 

Don Dadda

Distinguished Member
Most if not all amps have their air vents on top and putting the TT on top of it will block them and will cause overheating. Especially if you remove the feet of the TT. So it is not as advisable to do that.

I dont think the amp being on its side will have an adverse effect on sound quality ( never had to try that so cant really say), but depending on whats components are on either side of the amp modules inside, they could suffer heat damage over time. Hence why amps are normally positioned 'longways' and the heat can disperse away from neighbouring components.

Is it possible to buy or construct a unit for it all to fit properly?
 

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