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Would You Put Your Amp on Your Sub?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by gmt steve, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. gmt steve

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    I'm considering an equipment move around, and the big problem is were to put my VSA-AX10. It's big, it runs very hot and the only place to move it would be atop my Kef THX sub. Has anyone else tried a similar setup? It would fit, it would look ok, but I'm worried about vibration. Any thoughts?
     
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    Hmmm seems like a bad idea to me! Although amps have no moving parts - constant vibration could cause early failures.
     
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    That and having a large magnetic field (from the sub driver) interfering with AV amp.
     
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    My Denon 1802 is rested on squash ball halves on top of my Paradigm PDR10 (like that or not allowed the amp). I know it's not ideal but doesn't seem to cause any problems...
     
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    The sub is magnetically shielded, so that paticular aspect shouldn't be a problem Nathan. Keep 'em coming fellas, I really appreciate your opinions.
     
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    I'd agree with the vibration comments.

    No matter how much "cushioning" you attempt to use I can't see that the constant rumblings of a sub can do anything but damage to an amplifier's internals in the long run...

    Why not build a small (but strong!) shelf just slightly above the top of your Sub? That way you get the best of both worlds - the right position but no risk of damage?

    K.
     
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    I have seen what vibration can do to circuit boards I would not recommend it, the shelf sounds like a good idea.
     
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    Couldn't do that with my setup (Sony 940 on top of MJ pro 50) the Receiver would probably fall off & damage both! I wouldn't do that myself personally, even if it would be physically possible. I'd be worried about vibrations etc. too.
     
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    Many pieces of AV equipment use capacitors that are microphonic, i.e. their capacitance changes if they're subject to vibration. Putting anything on top of a subwoofer is a Very Bad Idea.
     
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    Thanks for the input gentlemen, I will now try an isolation platform on the floor, at the opposite side of my setup.:smashin:
     
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    Here's another thought then, what about putting the sub on the amp? Surely the amp will be more solid on the floor (in my case) with the amp resting on top. I know not ideal again but I have to compromise with my Mum being a student back from hols over the summer. :nono:

    Furthermore, surely the very presence of a sub (or even speakers) in the room generating these sound waves will have a detrimental effect on the electronics. :confused: :(
     

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