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blackamp

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Post Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:24 am

Stacking amps

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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Post Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:53 am

Re: Stacking amps

It's all about AIRFLOW & space between components.
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Post Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:11 am

Re: Stacking amps

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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Post Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:55 pm

Re: Stacking amps

Please post a pic of your "risers".
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Post Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:11 pm

Re: Stacking amps

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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Don

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Post Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:25 pm

Re: Stacking amps

M500T on the forum sells some really nice looking ones. http://avrisers.com/default.aspx
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Post Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:12 pm

Re: Stacking amps

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 Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:19 pm

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TNRabbit wrote:[

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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 Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:25 pm

Re: Stacking amps

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

OO


Read that ad carefully, OO--it says it is not to exhaust but to move air WITHIN the rack......wtf?!?
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:47 pm

Re: Stacking amps

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

OO


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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Post Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:14 pm

Re: Stacking amps

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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Post Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:36 pm

Re: Stacking amps

[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 Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:05 pm

Re: Stacking amps

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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Post Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:18 pm

Re: Stacking amps

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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Post Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:00 pm

Re: Stacking amps

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