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The back of my Promedia 2.1 sub is VERY HOT!

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Is this normal? Should I be worried? It feels like I can cook a egg on the back of there. edit: Exaggeration.
It's the upper area of the sub's back to be precise. If I touch the screws towards the top of the back it's even hotter. Happens when I play music.
Edited by LivingChampion - 10/11/11 at 4:49pm
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Does the thing have a heatsink on it?
    
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Inside? I have no idea, but the external back is covered by a metal plate. This is what is hot, it seems normal, but I just had to ask if anyone else with this speaker has experienced this. I would assume this heat is coming from the amp.
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post #4 of 12
I just felt mine, I was just watching a youtube SC2 match and it's warm to the touch. It is not so hot that I would have to pull my hand away. I think it is normal for it to get pretty warm/hot.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LivingChampion View Post
Inside? I have no idea, but the external back is covered by a metal plate. This is what is hot, it seems normal, but I just had to ask if anyone else with this speaker has experienced this. I would assume this heat is coming from the amp.
Bingo!

It can get extremely hot if you have been blasting it and/or there is poor airflow around the back of the unit. All those watts produce heat!
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post #6 of 12
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It's warm now, but if I play with lots of bass, it can get pretty hot. But nothing that could fry an egg, I was overestimating the heat. Theres at least 10 inches or more of distance between the sub and wall though. I guess it's normal then. Thanks ppl.
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post #7 of 12
Mines been on for the last two hours blasting music and is cold......
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Originally Posted by Psykhotic View Post
Mines been on for the last two hours blasting music and is cold......
Have you felt the upper part of the sub's back end (Where the wires are connected)? And do you use a lot of bass? That is interesting.
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post #9 of 12
mine is just barely warmer than ambient.
I listen to techno all day.
    
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post #10 of 12
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It seems the heat directly depends on the volume of the music. If I smash it to about 25%-30% (Pretty damn loud for my small room) volume via the right speaker nob, it can get pretty hot. But if I keep it about 10% volume, it's only a bit warm.
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