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Mounting heavy AV Amp upright?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by topgun_GA, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. topgun_GA

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    This doesn't sound like a very clever idea i know but it would really save me a lot of desk space. The amp is question is a yamaha DSP A2 which weighs about 25KG. Am I likely to be left with a massive paperweight after a few days?
     
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    You may have problems with it overheating as it's desgined to 'cool' via convection (some of the bigger amps have small internal fans) and this relies on heat rising through the vents on top.

    You may get away with it, but I personally wouldn't risk it.

    If you really have to why not phone Yamaha techincial department and ask them, although I think I know what they'll say - :thumbsdow
     
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    You can also drop them an email through their website - I got a knowledgeable and prompt response when I asked about a fault symptom.
     
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    if its on a desk with a PC you could connect a usb powered case fan to the vents on the amp im sure that would keep it cool. i used to use an old amp on its side to switch inputs and it was fine but obviously wasn't doing much!
     
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    Rather than the traditional comments about cooling problems I've always been a little more worried about the huge heatsinks dislodging themselves after a while. If the amp overheats then it will just switch itself off. If large chunks of metal start bouncing around inside you could end up with an expensive replacement bill.

    I think it's definitely best to get in touch with Yamaha about it. :)
     
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    I wouldn't be willing to risk it personally. There's the obvious issue of heat and I would also be concerned that it might place a lot more stress on internal components where they are trying to move under their own weight (if that makes sense).
     

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