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I have a Onkyo HT-S5500

post #1 of 14
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I just got my new Onkyo HT-S5500 I have it set up and i'm watching Saving Private Ryan on Blu-Ray, And I sounds Amazing. But I noticed that the receiver was U][/U]Really hot. The model of the receiver is HT-R591. I know in the instruction manual it says will get warm keep in open area, But the metal case that it's in feel to be about 110 plus degrees and this is my first HTIB like this. I'm just wondering if they get this hot all the time or just sometimes? Or could there be something wrong with it. Please let me know... biggrin.gif
post #2 of 14
There have been lots of issues reported this year about Onkyo HTiBs (S5400, S5500), one of which was overheating. You might want to call Onkyo and ask about this. Being as it is under warranty (brand new) you can at least start a history of calls about the heating in case it starts getting wonky down the road and you need to send it in for service. Just make sure that there is plenty of ventilation around it and that you don't sit anything on top of it.
post #3 of 14
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Thank you so much, I will give them a call tomorrow and ask about it. Do you think it would be a good idea to get a small fan blowing cool air on it from a distance?
post #4 of 14
I don't know. It probably couldn't hurt.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

There have been lots of issues reported this year about Onkyo HTiBs (S5400, S5500), one of which was overheating. You might want to call Onkyo and ask about this. Being as it is under warranty (brand new) you can at least start a history of calls about the heating in case it starts getting wonky down the road and you need to send it in for service. Just make sure that there is plenty of ventilation around it and that you don't sit anything on top of it.
the recalls had to do with receivers built before 1/12. 5500 didn't come out till march. have never seen 1 issue about the 5500 overheating. only problem I have seen is the sub going out and that's the stupid eco thing onkyo has going. not really going out but shutting off to save energy. if you google ht-r591 overheating this is the only item that comes up. cant find 1 item about it.
post #6 of 14
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the recalls had to do with receivers built before 1/12. 5500 didn't come out till march. have never seen 1 issue about the 5500 overheating. only problem I have seen is the sub going out and that's the stupid eco thing onkyo has going. not really going out but shutting off to save energy. if you google ht-r591 overheating this is the only item that comes up. cant find 1 item about it.

Didn't say anything about recalls. Most of the overheating issues with the series were repaired under warranty.
post #7 of 14
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Didn't say anything about recalls. Most of the overheating issues with the series were repaired under warranty.
the problems with the components were before 1/2012. didn't effect these. in fact the sheet I have from my system says the receiver does get warm and that's completely normal. also as for the deal with every1 saying their subwoofers quit. the light goes off when there isn't a feed going to the sub. so many people couldn't figure this out they had to put a dummy sheet in set up.
post #8 of 14
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the problems with the components were before 1/2012. didn't effect these. in fact the sheet I have from my system says the receiver does get warm and that's completely normal. also as for the deal with every1 saying their subwoofers quit. the light goes off when there isn't a feed going to the sub. so many people couldn't figure this out they had to put a dummy sheet in set up.

All receivers get warm, just like your tv. But some of these were getting almost too hot to touch (as in the case of the OP). The OP has a new (as in after 1/2012) S5500 which is running hotter than normal. All mfrs have bad product runs from time to time due to faulty components. 2012 seems to have been a bad year for some of Onkyo's product lines.
post #9 of 14
I have one too and I've been strongly considering hacking it and installing some PC blower fans on it and maybe a few more heatsinks. I haven't opened it yet but it does get really really hot.
post #10 of 14
What about some sort of an external fan if it wouldn't look too ugly? Frankensteining a receiver sounds like a lot of work.
post #11 of 14
What I was thinking was getting some fans for the side panels of a gamers pc and attaching them inside the receiver through the slits in the top of the receivers cover. My only question is powering them without drawing off the power of the 1000 watt receiver. The speakers are rated at just about exactly 1000 watts for all seven including the subwoofer so I'm thinking of maybe doing it with AC power fans from a soda cooler and just splicing them together and routing a second power cable from the device to a strip.

I already did that with my Tower and it works awesome, Maybe I can pull it off with four exhaust fans internally.
post #12 of 14
Good Luck. Speaker power rating as given by the mfr is suspect depending on what ohm rating you run your speakers at, 6 or 8 or 4.
post #13 of 14
Most of the overheating issues with the series were repaired under warranty. 5.gif
post #14 of 14
^^^^^ as I mentioned back up in post #6.
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