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the distance between a denon 2900 and 3803

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Stevie S, Oct 3, 2003.

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  1. Stevie S

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    I'm trying to organise cables for hooking up a 3803 to a 2900 for dvd-a and sacd sound. The problem is, I don't have the units yet, and I am unsure what cable lengths I need. The units will be sat side by side, I think (I am assuming the receiver will be in danger of overheating if the dvd player is sat on top). Will 0.5m cables be sufficient? 0.6m? I am trying to cut down cable clutter as much as possible.

    any kind soul who can help, it'd be much appreciated
    Stevie
     
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    You're probably better off with 1m cables lengths as they will give you more flexibility for placement. Nothing worse than finding out the cable is too short!

    You don't want the DVD on top of the Receiver either! Denon's can run quite warm.
     
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    I guess you're right - just trying to avoid spaghetti city.
    Thanks for the advice on stacking - I'll plan on having them side by side
    thanks again
    Stevie
     
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    I have mine sat side-by-side with about a 3" gap between the two.

    I guess you could get away with .5m cables but I too would say that 1m would be best just to give you that bit of movement/slack.

    Cheers, Lee

    BTW I am very pleased with my combo so far but have yet to try any DVD-A and SACD stuff...nothing really takes my fancy from the stuff available at the moment.
     
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    Thanks for the advice.

    I am in the opposite situation: not got the kit yet, but have a growing collection of dvd-a and sacd, some of which I have heard bits of when demo-ing the equipment... quite a few of the Dylan reissues, F Mac Rumours, REM Auto for the People, Allman Brothers Fillmore East, Bowie Heathen, Dave Alvin... There does seem to be quite a good range of music already, but I guess it is mostly in the classic rock, AOR field, much less in terms of new bands and new releases...

    Stevie
     
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    well i have my dvd player sat on top of the amp.
    To date i have had no problems.
    the kit does get hot.
    but im sure the R&D chaps at denon are well aware that most users will stack there gear.
    im sure there really isnt much of a concern here.
    electronic kit runs hot, thats not nessessary a problem.
    also although the amp is used offen, the dvd player may only be on for 2-3 hour periods.
     
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    According to my Denon manual they recommend at least 10cm of free space around the amp, so stacking really isn't the best idea.

    On my Denon amp the main venting is on the top, so i really feel this shouldn't be restricted in anyway.

    Giz.:rolleyes:
     
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    I would argue that point. Amps/Receivers need ventilation to dissipate the heat, most manufacturers recommend a minimum distance of clear space all around their amps (Denon say 10cm or more). In my case there is no way I could have anything on top of my Denon with the heat it generates, even the shelf 20cms above it gets hot!
     
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    Great minds Jase;)
     

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