Originally Posted by cybrsage
I do have a Noctua 120mm silent fan pulling air out the top of the receiver, but it never gets more than just warm. The 3010 also has two fans in it, but they have never turned on for me.
review from last July further confirms that Onkyo made a huge change is turning down the heat yet keeping the same or better sound quality:
"All of the prior Integra receivers I've reviewed generated significant heat from the top panel, to the point that on some products it was uncomfortable to leave a hand there. However, the DTR 50.3 ran significantly cooler than prior models. The top panel never felt more than slightly warm to the touch."
** This is major good news ***
I find it amazing the Onkyo mentality here at AVS which has no basis in logic, rhyme or reason. That is while Onkyo generated components excessive heat for years, there were hugely popular threads here. I spoke up but to no avail. Then all sorts of reliability issues cropped up, a process which took years to "sink-in". Now there is hardly anyone left, except those with overcooked cabinets. Even the "fan"boys here got "burnt-out" defending the impossible.
Obviously the root source was a very "powerful" VP at Onyko in Japan who melted, obviously about a year ago.
This situation should serve is an excellent example of normally intelligent consumers making unsound choices and going down the wrong path. All you will get is expensive headaches.
Looking back energy efficiency regulations for receivers (like for TV's and appliances) would have cleaned up this sorry, festering mess years ago.
Now with much less heat generated, the very latest Onkyo receiver reliability should improve.
No one will announce that "Onkyo Receivers Now Generate Much Less Heat!
" because that would be a tactic admission that there was
indeed a problem.
However should i buy a 3010? Maybe, but I'm concerned that Amazon has 5-6 returns. That and last years Easy-Bake-Ovens (3009, 5009) are 50% off.Edited by HiFiFun - 10/12/12 at 3:51am