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I have a HT-R518 and it runs hot, its turned on now and not playing anything and its warm. If I had 5 channels at high volume it would become uncomfortable to touch. I have tripped the overheat\circuit protection once with 6 Ohm speakers. Shame really, I have the perfect spot for it but I'm scared to put it into a confined space.
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I would say warm or a little more is OK, but it depends on what you mean by hot.
As in the entire unit feels damn hot?

Are your ohms lined up correctly?
Are you using the proper size speaker wire?
How does you wavetable look?
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post #13 of 28
Receivers run warm, Onkyos run hot. Even for receivers Onkyo has a rep for running burning hot.

I also own a Onkyo 607 and with surround going it does it too hot to touch comfortably. I have small (dc) fans blowing over the top to keep it cool.
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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
I would say warm or a little more is OK, but it depends on what you mean by hot.
As in the entire unit feels damn hot?
The top of the receiver gets very hot, hot enough to hurt....

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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
Are your ohms lined up correctly?
I was just using two of the tiny surround sound speakers that came with the receiver in a HTIB, they are 8. I just wanted to make sure the receiver worked before buying some speakers.

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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
Are you using the proper size speaker wire?
Its very thin, something like 22. But it should be fine considering Onkyo supplied the wire to work with it.

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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
How does you wavetable look?
Wut?
post #15 of 28
Are you concerned over the heat then? Mine is noticeable, if I'm near it, but its ok still.

Although I guess if it was in a cabinet with my ps3, things would be very different
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Are you concerned over the heat then? Mine is noticeable, if I'm near it, but its ok still.
I'm not concerned about the receiver getting damaged from the heat, I'm concerned about the heat being dumped into the room. It gets decently hot where I live and having a receiver run this hot would just keep the AC on 24/7.
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My reciever gets toasty as hell, and its only a dinky one.
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I'm not concerned about the receiver getting damaged from the heat, I'm concerned about the heat being dumped into the room. It gets decently hot where I live and having a receiver run this hot would just keep the AC on 24/7.
I have the same problem, I've had to set up a fan to dump all the heat from my amp/tube preamp/computer/tv/monitors out a window. Even then I can probably raise the temperature a good 5-10 degrees in under an hour without the A/C cranked .
post #19 of 28
Depending on the brand, more than others, but yes most all receiver get quite warm/hot quickly.

Get a small 12V DC power supply and hook it up to a 30-60 CFM 120mm fan exhausting/pulling out the hot air from the top of the receiver.
    
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post #20 of 28
My Sony 5.1 receiver can get pretty warm.
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