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Originally Posted by Chrisx510 /forum/post/16898384
I have my AVR stored away in a cabinet along with blu-ray player,cable box etc.. Today after watching a movie my equipment was hotter then usual. Do you guys have any advice or products to keep the a/v equipment cool?
Originally Posted by OtherSongs /forum/post/16899456
A few ideas:
1st, look at my 1st post in the short " Need a good recommendation on a cooling fan (Onkyo 805)" thread: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1163221
2nd, given the pic in your post#3 in this thread, I can see you using this 120x120x25mm fan in at least a couple of different ways:
a) Plot it on top of the AVR and run it at somewhat higher DC voltage (I've used mine (open air (not a closed cabinet like you use)) at 3V (inaudible) but mainly 4.5V (mildly audible when nothing else is "on", but still inaudible when music or a movie is playing). I'd think that in a closed cabinet you could run it at 6V or 7.5V and still have it be inaudible.
That's the easy first choice.
b) Cut a hole in the back of the closed cabinet, and make sure that the outside back of the cabinet is at least an inch away from the wall. Screw or bolt the fan to the back of the cabinet (*inside* close to the AVR) just above the AVR, and again run it at somewhat higher voltage, say 7.5V or 9V or even 12V.
Originally Posted by Chrisx510 /forum/post/16899616
There is no back to the cabinet. The back is just drywall with all the cables coming out of it.
Would it be a good idea to cut a hole on the side of the cabinet? If I do that would the fan be better attached to the cabinet or on top of the avr?
Also what about cutting a hole on top of the cabinet and putting some type of vent so air could escape?
Originally Posted by MichaelJHuman /forum/post/16903741
Why do people worry so much about cooling their AVR? Do people have data that the AVR is being damaged by too much heat? Just being careful? Paranoid?
Seems to be common concern.
I am not yet convinced that manufacturers are making AVRs that are dangerously overheating and have shorter lifespans.
I don't know for a fact though. It would be hard to know one way or another I guess.