Normal Amp Heat

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  1. kryten22uk

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    My amp (denon 1906) when on, is really quite hot. If I put my hand on the top, after about 5 secs its nearly too hot to continue. Is this normal or is there something wrong?

    Its in a cabinet which has a door on the front, but has a decent size hole in the back for all the wires, hence that its the ventilation.
     
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    My Arcam AVR200 gets rather warm too but you could comfortably leave your hand on the thing, it just seems rather warm for a box under the tv. I could understand it if the thing has been blasting for half a day but just running the pre-outs for the fronts at the mo and still seems jolly warm.

    Kryten you could leave the door open and/or take the back out the cupboard just to see if the extra ventilation helps in any way, mind you it probably has a safety cut out which trips if it thinks its getting too warm......?
     
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    Denon specify 10cm above and either side don't they? Less than that and you may want to consider an 'open door' policy during heavy use.
     
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    Hello kryten22uk

    Anything getting that hot has a problem.

    I'd recommend you unplug it ASAP and take it to your Dealer or local Denon Service Centre.

    Best regards

    Joe
     

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