why does the Onkyo TX-SR508 get so high temprature

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  1. Kennethstr

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    My onkyo gets very hot in only a few seconds. is this something a problem everyone has or is it just me?.

    shuld i make an attempt to add a fan in there to cool it down?.
     
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    Onkyo's (and Integra's) have a reputation of running quite a bit hotter than most other brands. It's normal but if you feel it's a problem then adding a fan would be a good thing to do. Heat is an enemy of electronics. I have an Integra 8.9 and it stays fairly warm even in standby mode so I shut off the surge protector when it's not in use.
     
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    where do you think i shuld putt the fan??
     
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    thanks for the reply.


    where do you think i shuld putt the fan?
     
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    I've never used an external fan but I have always heard it's better to pull warm air out rather than push cold air in.


    I would think on the top would be the best place but you might hear it from the seating positions and it wouldn't exactly look great there either. Most receivers with internal fans seem to have them somewhere on the back..
     
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    okay, i placed the fan on the top its not any space on the back side. but are you shure that i shuld pull the warm air out instead of blowing cold air inn??
     
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    or maybe if i putt one fan on each side (2 fans) one blowing cold air inn and the other pulling it out?
     
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    Nope, that's just what I've heard over the years about trying to cool anything.






    I'm sure that would be better yet as long as haveing two fans doesn't produce too much noise.
     
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    i don't really care if the fans make some noice, i think i can play louder than the fans :)
     
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    You'ld be surprised. Noise could be bothersome during quiet passages.


    Aside from the heat issue, how do you like the 508? We recommend it often in the under $300 range. It has a good feature set for the price but it would be nice to know if it has a good performance to value ratio. Good amp section? Easy to setup and use? Remote? Manual? Over-all build quality?
     
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    the onkyo is wery good, the only problem is that some of the hdmi innputs stop working over time. but i got them fixsed so if u look away from that its the best onkyo i have ever had.

    but its broke now because we had some bad wether and than the lightning hitted my house and than i broke...
     
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