Onkyo Nr708 - Hot In Standby
Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:48 AM
One thing I have noticed since new is the receiver has a hot spot on the back left of the unit. In standby it is always warm, so much so my cat keeps trying to sleep on it.
I had to take the unit in for repair when it popped and smoke came out, and it was replaced under warranty with a new unit. The new replacement unit also has this hot spot.
My question is, why does this amp need to consume so much power in standby ?
Do all modern amps do this ?
The amp runs really hot after only a short time on low-mid volume levels, so much so, you cannot touch the top of the amp after 1 hour usage.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 07:43 AM
Posted 28 December 2011 - 02:12 PM
The other option, which is what I do, is to turn the receiver off. I use one of those green power boards so when my tv is off it turns all the other power sockets off the power board off.