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components on top of receiver, good or bad??

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Eric_M


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Posted March 25 2003 - 05:18 AM

Hello, Out of sheer curiousity, is it recommended to sit a cd player or any similar component on top of a reciever? Most receivers have the vents on top and I figured it is better not to have something obstructing air flow, however is it bad to sit a component on top anyway? Thanks in advance

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted March 25 2003 - 05:32 AM

Yes, it's bad. Those ventilation slots are there for a reason: to let hot air escape, which it can't do very effectively if there is another component sitting directly on top of the receiver.

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   jeff_coil


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Posted March 25 2003 - 05:49 AM

Not to mention that all the heat will cook what ever is sitting on top- double badPosted Image

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Yogi



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Posted March 25 2003 - 06:03 AM

Yes bad very bad esp on a HK receiver. Not so bad on a Sunfire receiver.
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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Evelio Figueroa

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Posted March 25 2003 - 05:18 PM

A Pioneer rep was at Bjorn's showing off the proto-type Japanese SACD/DVD-A player 2 or 3 years ago. Most of the time Bjorn's has schedules for demoing special items. I went to the last one in the evening that day.

Before I sat down, I noticed it was sitting on top of a brand new VSX-39TX. I walked up to the rep and said. "That is bad." He said, "It sure is!" I said, "No, I mean its bad to have that sitting on top of the receiver." He touched the player and almost burned his hand!!! I couldn't believe a Pioneer rep doing something like this!! He quickly turned everything off and changed the setup. The demo was delayed 15 minutes because of that.

OH, one more thing!! For those of you that has a THX Ultimate Demo DVD. Watch the "Ultra 2" section. 4min13sec and 4min33sec into it, you can see a DVD player sitting on top of a VSX-49TX!! Thats a no-no and someone needs to let THX know!! Posted Image

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