Clearance above the Pioneer 811?

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  1. SeanDM

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    I just put together an HT system using the Pioneer 811. The manual recommends at least 8" above the amp for ventilation. I have it installed in an armoire, but only have about 3.5" available above the unit. Of course, I never operate it with the doors to the armoire closed.

    Can I expect heat problems with this set-up?
     
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    i have an older pioneer elite receiver (vsx-24tx) and it recommends the same 8 inches....i didn't have room in my rack for that much open space so i installed some rear fans...the receiver does run pretty hot without the fans on...

    russ
     
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    Thanks for the info. What kind of fans do you use and how did you mount them and hook up power?
     
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    i installed a middle atlantic dual fan panel on the rear rack rails of my rack....i have a pro rack with front and rear rails...i have the fans hooked up to the switched outlets on my receiver....
    here's the link...about $75 retail...(qtfp-2)
    http://middleatlantic.com/rackac/cooling/cooling.htm
    i am using the quiet fan panel...the quiet fans are less than half the volume of a normal 110 volt fan of the same size...
    if you can't find it anywhere else, i work for middle atlantic's largest independent distributor in the us..
    aei electronics in minneapolis...1-800-328-2585
    russ
     
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    Thanks for the info. I was able to move a couple of things around, adjust a shelf and now I have about 6" above the receiver, I hope this will be enough. If not, it should not be a problem getting a fan panel to fit in the back of the armoire. I will see how this goes.
     

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