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Sony STR-DB930 Overheating!!!

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by thudspud, Apr 15, 2002.

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    Hello All

    I have had a Sony STR-DB930 for about three months now and when I first got it the speakers (Mission 771e's) were bi-wired and everything was fine.

    Now I have bought some QED silver Anniversary cable and couldn't afford the extra for the Bi-wire version :( When I watched a film at a reasonable ;) level (honest) for the first time with the new cable the amp clicked into protection mode after about two hours and I have to wait for it to cool down for ten minutes before it will work again, Any ideas why it is doing this??

    Cheers

    Chris
     
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    Does it have a cooling fan? if so, it may have stopped working :(
     
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    Is it possible that the reason the amp is cutting out,is thermal overload caused by a stray wire from the speaker cord shorting against the case or across the terminals?
     
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    It is possible, but I would put back the old cable to test it for a while, but dont bi-wire it.
     
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    i have this amp, and it does get quite warm during use.

    Just make sure you don't block the vents at the top.
     
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    Hello

    Thanks for all of the responses, I will try them out tonight.

    It might be caused by the fact that I have the minidisc player and the DVD player on top of the amp!!!!

    Cheers

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    that could well be it..!!
     
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    Hey all

    I tried the suggestions that were given and the problem seemed to go away :D until last night :mad:

    I wasn't watching anything loud, just listening to the radio at a low level then it suddenly cut out :(

    I have now raised the CD player up a little above the amp with four little blocks to give it some more 'breathing space' and I also went into Richer sounds Liverpool branch today and they had a large amount of QED Silver Anniversary in the 'Bargain Bin' so I have now put the speakers back to being Bi-Wired, Hopefully things will be fine from now on :confused:

    Cheers

    Chris
     

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