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Stacking amps

Post by blackamp » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:24 am

I see many people here stacking amps sometimes 4 or 5 high etc.Has anyone here had any problems with overheating?Is it ok to put a TFM-15CB on top of a TFM-35?

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Re: Stacking amps

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:53 am

It's all about AIRFLOW & space between components.
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Re: Stacking amps

Post by Don » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:11 am

Agree with Rabbit. I have two 55's stacked that have served me well since new. However, I also have them on risers that allows airflow between them.
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Re: Stacking amps

Post by blackamp » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:55 pm

Please post a pic of your "risers".

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Post by TNRabbit » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:11 pm

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Re: Stacking amps

Post by Don » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:25 pm

M500T on the forum sells some really nice looking ones. http://avrisers.com/default.aspx

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Post by OconeeOrange » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:12 pm

Don wrote:M500T on the forum sells some really nice looking ones. http://avrisers.com/default.aspx

Hey you beat me to the punch.
I have a pair on order.

Also, Parasound sells a fan that I have considered - http://www.parasound.com/ParasoundZ/zbreeze.php

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Post by OconeeOrange » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:19 pm

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Really good photos --- =D> =D>

You have a lot of good junk.
I am proud to know you. 8)

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Post by TNRabbit » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:25 pm

OconeeOrange wrote:
Don wrote:M500T on the forum sells some really nice looking ones. http://avrisers.com/default.aspx

Hey you beat me to the punch.
I have a pair on order.

Also, Parasound sells a fan that I have considered - http://www.parasound.com/ParasoundZ/zbreeze.php

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Read that ad carefully, OO--it says it is not to exhaust but to move air WITHIN the rack......wtf?!?
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Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
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Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

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Re: Stacking amps

Post by OconeeOrange » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:47 pm

TNRabbit wrote:
OconeeOrange wrote:
Don wrote:M500T on the forum sells some really nice looking ones. http://avrisers.com/default.aspx

Hey you beat me to the punch.
I have a pair on order.

Also, Parasound sells a fan that I have considered - http://www.parasound.com/ParasoundZ/zbreeze.php

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Read that ad carefully, OO--it says it is not to exhaust but to move air WITHIN the rack......wtf?!?

Don't have one, but considered it last Summer when we both discovered how hot the BenchMark DAC gets.

At any rate, I suspect if air is moving at a good rate, it has to go somewhere (out?).

The deal on that high dollar Parasound one is silent operation, but I cannot vouch for that.
Last Summer, I added a small, silent (personal) fan I got at Staples out here to blow on me and my stuff.
I don't know if it made any difference , but will bring it out here again as the weather warms back to 100+ days.

I built this computer out here with a solid state drive just because of heat. It has a tiny CPU.
On a normal computer, you let the fan go 'north', and the CPU will quickly overheat and the computer will crash.
A fan is a good thing, and sometimes essential.

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Re: Stacking amps

Post by BillD » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:14 pm

Gary, you should buy a rack rail and cut it down to size for those EQs and XO. Then you could have a nice stacked control box on one set of risers.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Re: Stacking amps

Post by Jag_97470 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:36 pm

[quote="OconeeOrange"] OconeeOrange wrote: Last Summer, I added a small, silent (personal) fan I got at Staples out here to blow on me and my stuff.

Now that’s disturbing :-k :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Your audio porn has reached a new high :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by OconeeOrange » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:05 pm

Jag_97470 wrote:
OconeeOrange wrote: OconeeOrange wrote: Last Summer, I added a small, silent (personal) fan I got at Staples out here to blow on me and my stuff.

Now that’s disturbing :-k :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Your audio porn has reached a new high :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Stacking amps

Post by blackamp » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:18 pm

Just looked at the manual for the TFM-35.It says not to put anything on top of it.I will not.

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Re: Stacking amps

Post by jjptkd » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:00 pm

I NEVER stack amplifiers! :D That would just be wrong! ](*,)
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