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Ventilation space around AMP

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bastiaan, Jul 9, 2002.

  1. Bastiaan

    Bastiaan Auditioning

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    I just bought my first Amp today. In the manual it says to have at least 8 inches of space on the sides and 12 at the top.
    Is that much space really necessary?

    I have my amp in a wooden cabinet, with 1.6 inches of space on the sides. The front is open and 1/4 of the rear is open. On the top I have 3.5 inches. I could remove one shelf from the cabinet an increase the top space to about 7 inches.
    Is there any danger for my amp if I don't remove the shelf?
     
  2. Kevin. W

    Kevin. W Screenwriter

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    If it gets hot it will matter. Heat dissipation is critical to components. Could lead to problems down the road. Saying that I had my Rotel RMB 1066 amp in an enclosed TV stand for the longest time. Never once had a problem.

    Kevin
     
  3. Tomoko Noguchi

    Tomoko Noguchi Second Unit

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    You can always put a fan on it (although some would say this causes dust problems)
     

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