Originally Posted by Thomas 1966
if I push my avr harder and it gets to hot or something is it protected will a fail safe kick in? or does it just gets fried? at times I like to listen at +5db at times but I have always been afraid to go above 0db
I was curious and wanted to see how high it would go so just a second it went to +15 I did this a couple nights ago after telling me to push it harder so let me get this right + 15db( i did not think it would go that high) would take 10 times the power of +5db so +5 would be only a small fraction of power my avr is capable so +5 is safe? I also like music in muti stereo as it is allot louder but amp gets allot hotter. yes if I can run at +5db and be safe than yes I do not need an amp. I will hang out in amp forum and research this more. the $900 for this amp is allot for me I do need this amp to last awhile. Denon 3312 125 wpc
I am not sure why are so protective of your receiver. It's a consumer item made as bulletproof as possible. Crank the dang thing!
If you over do it, it will shut off. I have had many Denon, Onkyo, and Yamaha, receivers.
If you short the terminals, or overheat them, they shutdown. Wait a couple of seconds and power them back up.
I have only had it happen to me 3 or 4 times in 15 years, when I was pounding the crap out of them over the hot summer months during parties.
I have 3 receivers at the moment and have had dozens...I have never had a receiver go bad.
I have one in the garage in near 100% humidity all the time and one out in a work shed that goes from below 0 to 100 degrees F depending on weather and it always works.
I often drive 4 ohm loads with them and they still work fine.