Receiver question

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  1. Eric Taylor

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    Are A/V Receivers known to get hot? Mine seems to get hot when it has been on for a short while. It's not really hot to the touch, but it puts out alot of heat. Just wondered, thanks.
     
  2. Michael Reuben

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    Yes, this is very common. It's the reason why you should never stack anything on top of a receiver and should always leave plenty of room for adequate ventilation.
    M.
     
  3. Sheldon

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    If you have a High-Current receiver such as Harman Kardon,Denon etc then yes,it is common for these to heat up as you push them.Wouldn't sweat it though,just make sure that everything is well ventalated.If you wish,you can install a small fan at the back of the unit to push air across the back and top.I believe that they are available at Radio Shack.
     
  4. Eric Taylor

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    Okay, is it okay to stack everything with the receiver on top then? I just wondered thanks.
     
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  6. Tim Brewers

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    I have heard of people using these underneith their equipment. Work pretty well I believe. I have a 120mm fan behind my receiver that cools it off.
    Notebook cooler
    Brew
     
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    Eric, I would not stand your receiver on top of other equipment. You should get a shelf or a small rack and have the receiver at the top, or in my case I have the receiver beside my other 'stack' of lightweight and not power-hungry equipment (DVD, STB, VCR).
     

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