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    is it OK to play subs at full volume the majority of the time? how to cool amps???

    is it OK to play subs at full volume the majority of the time?

    i had my e15ks up at pretty high volume levels for about a hour today and then felt my amps and they were pretty hot, then i opend my trunk and smelt the port, and the air was real warm comming out, and maybe a vague smell of--- i dont wanna say burning, cause i really think it was more of heat. and it was pretty hot outside.

    is there a way to cool off your amps, i thought about puttin a fan by them, but i dont know where i could get a 12v fan big enough to make a diffrence..... any ideas??

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    http://www.sounddomain.com/sku/LITTBFAN - it should definitely make a difference if your amp is overheating



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    Re: is it OK to play subs at full volume the majority of the time? how to cool amps???

    Quote Originally Posted by Gauntlet
    http://www.sounddomain.com/sku/LITTBFAN - it should definitely make a difference if your amp is overheating

    tight. how much air does this thing put out? does it get a pretty good breeze goin through? haha thanks man



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    I forgot how much, but it says on the SD page...



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    Re: is it OK to play subs at full volume the majority of the time? how to cool amps???

    Quote Originally Posted by Jmac
    I always mount my amplifier by my port so the port air rushes over the amplifier (I mount the end of my amplifier a port diameter away, obviously)
    haha thats a sweet idea. the amp will get a nice draft from the port



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    Re: Re: is it OK to play subs at full volume the majority of the time? how to cool am

    Quote Originally Posted by capone28
    haha thats a sweet idea. the amp will get a nice draft from the port
    love jmac's idea. that makes a lot of sence




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    What about cooling the speakers/box? I know subs can get hot, so what if I put like a few exhaust fans in the box... would it help or anything?




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    or you can goto radio shcak and save money, and buy a few computer fans



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